Aston Martin DBX concept rear three quarters left

Aston Martin crossover may be built in the USA

May 1, 2015

As previously reported, Aston Martin is planning a new crossover which will most likely arrive in 2019. It will be based on a new sports car platform that will debut in September 2016. The company previewed the future crossover with the DBX concept at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show in March.

While it was expected by default that like other Aston Martin vehicles, the new crossover will also be built in the UK, a new report from The Financial Times hints otherwise. The report says that the company is looking for factory sites in the USA to build the new crossover. According to the report, the British luxury automaker has already had talks with several US states about building a new factory for its first crossover. Referring unnamed sources, the report says that several states have been aggressively luring the company with incentives including land and tax breaks in order to seal the deal.

Making a plant in the USA makes really good sense as the vehicle is a crossover and the local demand for this segment is highly appealing. If Aston Martin goes with this decision, it will be a historical one, as the U.S. plant will become its first-ever overseas plant.

Source: The Financial Times via Automotive News Europe

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