GENEVA--Aston Martin's Lagonda SUV was easily the top attention-getter at the auto show here. Few were neutral. Many were outraged.
But Aston design director Marek Reichman says that's what he expected when the concept surprised journalists on the final media day.
Reaction was reminiscent of, say, the debut of the Bangle-butt BMW 7 series at the 2001 Frankfurt show.
"Abomination," blogged Dutch Mandel, editor of AutoWeek. "Please, dear God, you aren't serious!"
Others were more accepting of the massive, jarring vehicle that was crammed onto a tight corner of the Aston stand.
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