Aston Martin celebrates a significant milestone as the first vehicle rolls out from the brand's new facility in St Athan, Wales
A sign of excitement during these difficult times as the DBX, Aston Martin’s awaited SUV, drives off the production line from Aston’s new manufacturing facility in Wales. With virtual development of this SUV stretching back to 2015, physical testing had started in 2018 at the new facility. DBX combines the practicality of an SUV and the characteristics of a sports car in a carefully crafted body. The versatile all-wheel-drive platform will allow Aston Martin to expand to markets with demanding terrains. With around 80 percent of production expected to be exported and sold overseas, it is an important model for Aston Martin and a clear illustration of the strength of British manufacturing capabilities. Global deliveries of the DBX will start later this month.
Increased emphasis on a spacious and luxurious cabin, whether seated in the front or back, will further allow Aston Martin to better reach customers who prefer to be driven rather than drive. Absolutely why would someone do that as the DBX is powered by a 4.0l twin-turbo V8 producing 550 PS and 700 Nm! Keith Stanton, Interim Chief Operating Officer, Aston Martin stated “I’m extremely proud of the Aston Martin team who have worked so hard to transform this ex-Ministry of Defence site into a world-class car manufacturing facility, to now be producing cars, it is testament to the resilience and fortitude of everyone at Aston Martin. It is an honour to see the first DBX come off the line and my only regret is that everyone who works for this incredible brand can’t be here to witness it”.