According to a report by Autocar, the Aston Martin DBX crossover could be built in a new factory in Wales, UK.
Wales Online reported that the UK Prime Minister could visit the site proposed for the new factory near Cardiff Airport and is expected to say that there is great potential for the company to build the new factory in the UK. The proposed site for the new factory currently belongs to the Ministry of Defence.
Aston Martin stated that no decision has been taken regarding the proposed factory site, when contacted by the publication. It also stated that the company is on a lookout, with a wide variety of domestic and international locations under consideration. The company also held talks with the government and funding bodies in order to understand weather it was suitable to build a factory in the region.
The DBX Concept was unveiled at this year’s Geneva Motor Show featuring an all-electric all-wheel-drive powertrain. The production version of the DBX Concept will be Aston Martin’s answer to vehicles like the yet to launch Bentley Bentayga and Lamborghini Urus. Earlier this year the company secured an additional £200 million of investments, and Andy Palmer CEO of Aston Martin said this additional long-term funding will enable the car maker to add new model lines and broaden the presence in the segment, with Aston Martin looking to produce 7,000 units every year in the medium term.
Aston Martin sold 4,000 vehicles in 2014 and looking to best the figure this year. The ex-Nissan executive had revealed the he is not looking to return to “Feast-to-Famine” production cycle the company used in the past.
Other locations being considered for the new factory include Bridgend and Birmingham in the UK and Mercedes’ Alabama plant in the U.S.
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[ Source – Autocar]