The Aston Martin DBX Crossover/SUV will be built at a new AML plant in South Wales, creating 1000 new jobs and extending the Aston range.
Aston Martin is to build a new plant in St Athan, Wales, which will start construction in 2017 and be completed in 2020, after a £200 million investment, to deliver the new Crossover Aston to the market. Which means the new DBX will hit the road in 2020 too.
The new Aston Plant is expected to create up to 1,000 new jobs in South Wales – and a further 3000 in the supply chain – as AML try and head towards 10,000 sales a year in the next decade.
For now, the DBX will be the only Aston Martin built in Wales, with the rest of the forthcoming Aston range coming out of Gaydon, with AML confirming the new electric Rapide-e will also be built in Gaydon and arrive in 2018.
What is possible is that the new plant in Wales will take on new Lagonda models as AML properly revive the Lagonda brand in the next decade too.
Andy Palmer, AML boss, said:
During our 103-year history, Aston Martin has become famous for making beautiful hand-crafted cars in England. Through a detailed evaluation of over 20 potential global locations for this new manufacturing facility, we were consistently impressed with the focus on quality, cost and speed from the Welsh Government team.
As a great British company, we look forward to St Athan joining Gaydon as our second centre of hand-crafted manufacturing excellence.
Whilst the Aston Martin DBX badge is likely to remain, we’d expect the design of the car to evolve between now and its arrival in 2020, although not its rugged Crossover/SUV style.