The first Aston Martin SUV is still a few years away from production, but it is expected to become an important player for the company, accounting for half of its total sales.
Speaking with CarAdvice as the Australian F1 Grand Prix, the brand’s CEO, Andy Palmer, confirmed a new factory, in Wales, which will be in charge of putting together the SUV.
“7,000 sports cars, that’s the capacity of Gaydon. I can’t make any more than that, that’s why I explicitly decided not to increase the capacity of Gaydon and build a new factory in Wales“, Palmer said.
Aston Martin has chosen an easy and familiar path for the new Wales facility, as this will be a copy of the Gaydon one, with a similar capacity: “That’s the factory that will build the DBX, it’s not open until 2019. That’s kind of a copy paste of the Gaydon facility so it has a capacity of about 7,000 vehicles, so you see where we are trying to get to“, added Palmer.
With a clear target in mind for the DBX, the Bentley Bentayga, it will be primarily aimed at markets like China and North America. The first units of the DBX will be ready by the end of the decade, reportedly joined by the Lagonda luxury saloon.