Springfielder Wilbur Gunn founded the company which manufactured the Lagonda car in Staines, England, naming it for the Shawnee settlement where the city of Spingfield exists today. MARSHALL GORBY/STAFF

A notable British car will soon see a rebirth. Here’s why that’s exciting for Springfield.

Many Springfield residents may know the name Lagonda for a number of reasons locally, but a luxury auto manufacturer will be making the name global again soon.

Aston Martin Lagonda recently announced it will be reviving the Lagonda luxury car line in the near future. A concept for the Lagonda Vision sedan was unveiled in March at the Geneva Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland, along with two 40 percent scale models of a possible SUV and a coupe design.

The Lagonda will relaunch as a zero-emission line, according to an article by duPont Registry. Production is scheduled to begin in 2021.

The brand, which originated in Staines, England in 1906, was founded by Scottish-American Wilbur Gunn, who was born in Springfield. Gunn named his company after the Shawnee settlement of Lagonda, which is where the city exists today.

Aston Martin acquired Lagonda — which then became Aston Martin Lagonda — in 1947.

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