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Aston Martin SUV May Have Mercedes GL Platform

The relationship between the two automakers may go beyond just engines.

Aston Martin and Mercedes-AMG recently signed an agreement, which will see the latter develop new engines for the former. In return, Mercedes will receive a five percent stake in the UK-based sports car builder. But now comes word that this relationship may end up going further than first planned. According to a new report, Mercedes boss Dieter Zetsche may be willing to share with Aston the platform that underpins the Mercedes GL-Class.

Back in 2009 at Geneva, Aston first showed the world what it had in mind regarding a potential SUV with its Lagonda Concept, but there's been barely a whisper spoken about a production version. Zetsche claims that any co-operation regarding a production-spec Lagonda would "depend on Aston Martin’s product plans." If the Lagonda were to be given the green light, don’t expect to see it arrive until at least around 2017.

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