Aston Martin has finally chosen the manufacturing site for their upcoming, all-electric DBX crossover. While various global locations were under consideration including America, the sports car maker has selected an ex-Ministry of Defence site in St Athan, Wales.
In addition, the company announced that their current facility in Gaydon will remain the centre of production of its future sports cars, including the DB11 which will be unveiled in the coming days at the Geneva Motor Show.
Prime Minister, David Cameron said, “Aston Martin is an iconic British brand and the decision to invest here shows real confidence in our economy. With our economic strengths and easy access to European markets, the UK automotive sector is thriving. It is one of the biggest in Europe – and the most productive – and Aston’s creation of up to 1,000 new jobs in Wales and the West Midlands is welcome news.”
We’re looking forward to the DBX for one key reason – the premium electric market needs another option, specifically one that’s developed and engineered by a company that knows how to build sports cars. We can’t wait.
Images courtesy of Aston Martin Lagonda Limited.