Made in Wales: New Aston Martin DBX | New Release - Car News Jul 2020

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12:03 Wednesday 15 Jul 2020

Production of the Aston Martin DBX has begun at the company’s brand new factory in St Athan.

The all-new all-wheel drive SUV is the first model to be built at the purpose-built manufacturing facility in Wales, and Aston Martin hope for around 80% of DBXs to be destined for export.

Aston Martin’s Chief Creative Officer Marek Reichman, who led the design team responsible for the DBX, said, “We are incredibly proud of our first SUV, which is as much of an Aston Martin as any one of our sports cars.  From my design team to the engineers, the vehicle dynamics team and all the experts who hand-craft this beautiful car, here at St Athan, the DBX has become the car that will drive Aston Martin into a bold new era.”

Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales, Ken Skates, was also on hand to witness the first model to roll off the St Athan production line.  He said, “This is a historic moment for Aston Martin and for Wales.  I could not be more proud to see this fantastic SUV being made in Wales and rolling off the production line.  It also speaks volumes for the dedication and skills of the world class work force we have right here in Wales.”

First deliveries of the DBX to customers will begin later this month.

 

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