Mercedes-Benz chief Dieter Zetsche revealed a possible Aston Martin SUV could utilize the GL-Class platform.

Mercedes-Benz chief Dieter Zetsche revealed a possible Aston Martin SUV could utilize the GL-Class platform.

It was 2009 when Aston Martin unveiled the Lagonda concept at the Geneva Motor Show and now almost five years later a production model is still being considered. Mercedes-Benz is willing to lend its GL-Class platform for an Aston Martin SUV which is now programmed to come out in 2017. Dieter Zetsche said it's up to the British marque to decide if they want to use the platform.

An Aston Martin SUV will surely upset purists but nowadays it seems every automaker out there is making an SUV or a crossover. Even Rolls-Royce and Bentley are working on these models so such a body style coming from Aston Martin won't be out of the ordinary. Sports cars will continue to remain AM's heart and soul and upcoming models will be powered by an AMG-sourced V8 engine as a result of last year's signed collaboration between Aston Martin and Mercedes-Benz's AMG division

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