Spirit of the Modernist Vanguard

30 March 2023

Aston has recently registered the name Vanguard.

It isn’t easy to see where a new model would fit into Aston Martin’s short-term plans; it is unlikely to replace the Vantage or DB11, especially as we expect the DB12 to be unveiled shortly.

The Aston Martin DBX is only mid-life cycle.

The rumour mill suggests an electrified Aston, which I think is most likely.

It is no secret that Aston has confirmed that several hybrid and electric vehicles will join its range in the coming years.

The British manufacturer plans to reveal its first electrified models by 2025, with its entire model line-up boasting some form of electrification by 2030.

The name Vanguard doesn’t come as any surprise. Good old Aston has a history of using names starting with a V, Vanquish and Vantage and more recently, Valkyrie and Valhalla.

Aston’s fortunes appear to be improving commercially and on the race track, and good on them.

They have been in business since 1913 and make inspiring sports cars and grand tourers; they have survived seven bankruptcies, received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, and own a Formula One racing team.

The meaning of Vanguard: A group of people leading the way in new developments or ideas.