Aston Martin reveals first SUV

Aston Martin has confirmed that it will manufacture its first ever SUV at its purpose-built manufacturing facility in St Athan, Wales.

The DBX, based on a new SUB platform, is the culmination of an extensive development programme that began with physical testing in Wales last year and virtual development stretching back to 2015.

Aston Martin Lagonda president and group CEO, Dr. Andy Palmer said: “I can’t emphasise enough how incredibly exciting and significant DBX is for Aston Martin. Through its development alone, this beautiful SUV has already taken the company into new territories and in inspiring directions. DBX also marks a key moment in the delivery of the third and final phase of our Second Century Plan, not only representing the promised expansion of our portfolio but also signaling the start of production at Aston Martin’s second manufacturing plant.

“We have both delivered this model through our expertise, but also by garnering invaluable experience and knowledge from external counsel, including our Female Advisory Board. This is a real landmark for this great British brand and I promise that DBX will reward all who experience it in their everyday lives.”