Maybe the Aston Martin Lagonda Concept is a great-looking indicator of the brand’s future SUV, but I wouldn’t know because Aston parked it within a makeshift room on its display stand and gave photographers all of five feet of clearance to shoot it. Every pic of it I’ve seen from the show floor of the Geneva Motor Show has been taken with a wide-angle lens that distorts its true lines. Sure, I can get a sense of it from the official images released by Aston, but I’m still not impressed. High-end automakers have a tough task translating their designs to the boxy dimensions of an SUV. Aston’s bar is even higher considering how gorgeous its road cars are. It just missed the bar on this one.
– John Neff