Aston Martin DBX crossover production confirmed for 2019July 24, 2018
The management of the British brand was 100% determined that the serial production of the Aston Martin DBX, which is the first crossover in the history of the company, will begin next year. As a production site, a completely new Aston Martin plant was selected in Wales (UK).
Just a couple of hours ago, the press service of the British automaker Aston Martin announced that the company’s first crossover will go into batch production at the end of next year. This will happen immediately after the completion of the construction of a new plant in the city of Sainte-Atan, in South Wales (United Kingdom).
It is reported that more recently, the board of directors of the company held its first meeting at a new facility, which included 3 hangars, once belonged to the Ministry of Defense of Great Britain.
Workers promise to surrender the facility in the second half of next year. The new enterprise will create 750 new jobs for the company, with 150 of them already hired people. Upon completion of the construction, the new plant will join the enterprises of Gaidon and Newport Pagnell.
“We are pleased with the progress that has been made in our future production area in the city of Saint-Atan. The team did a fantastic job of promoting the facility, and I’m incredibly proud that I presided over our first Board meeting at the new plant, “Andy Palmer, the current CEO of the British brand Aston Martin, said. “Wales has a long history of engineering skills, and we are very pleased that it will play such an important role in the development of Aston Martin.”
Ken Skeets, Secretary of the Cabinet of Ministers for Economy and Transport of the UK, added: “I am pleased with our partnership with Aston Martin, and thanks to this cooperation, the city of Saint-Ata will be able to reach a qualitatively new level.” The new Aston Martin plant will provide work for many people. ”
It is known that the Aston Martin DBX will be supplied with various engine options, including the V8 and V12 from Mercedes-AMG, and a hybrid power unit – in particular the one that will be used in the AMG GT 4-Door Coupe. But the fully electric version of the crossover will probably not be presented.