Aston Martin Confirms Two New Cars, Waves Goodbye to a Third

Change hasn't always been a quick process at Aston Martin, partly for good reason. The century-old company continues to build cars that evoke “power, beauty, and soul.” Nevertheless, the winds of change are blowing, and in the form of two new cars – a crossover and a new sports sedan.  Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer confirmed to Car and Driver at the New York Auto Show that the brand's four-door Rapide will soon be phased out, and in its spot replaced with the DBX crossover (first seen at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show) in addition to a new Lagonda sports sedan. As a third part of that company strategy, Palmer confirmed that Aston Martin's entire range of sports cars – Vantage, DB9, and Vanquish – are up for full replacements. RELATED: New Aston Martin Vulcan is a $2.3 Million Track Monster The confirmed DBX crossover has the potential to become a big player for Aston. Unlike the recently revealed three-door concept (seen above), the production DBX will in fact tote five-doors when it comes to market and will sport a plugin-in hybrid powertrain rather than a solely electric drivetrain. Palmer also notes that “it will get a little higher, a little taller, but the overall dimensions are not far off.” Aston Martin currently builds a Rapide-based Lagonda Taraf 'supersedan' (seen at top) for the Middle East and various other select markets, however Palmer says that the limited-run series is entirely separate from the company's newly announced Lagonda sports sedan. As of yet, no further details abound regarding the Lagonda. Given that the Rapide will give way to the DBX and Lagonda, pricing for both will likely hover within the same region (Rapide S starts at around $200,000). RELATED: See more of the four-door Aston Martin Rapide S ____________________________________ Click Here to Read the Original Article on BoldRide

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