Aston Martin Lagonda’s new manufacturing plant, the second in the UK, has been confirmed as the home of the new DBX, the first SUV from the brand.
Located on the former Ministry of Defence site at St Athan in Wales, the 90-acre space has been undergoing its transformation since 2016 into a modern manufacturing facility. The project was part of Aston Martin’s investment in the UK which created 200 jobs initially with 550 more expected to come.
St Athan will be the exclusive production facility of the new Aston Martin DBX SUV as well as the “Home of Electrification” and the manufacturing home of the Lagonda brand.
The DBX has begun real-world testing in the Welsh countryside as well as various other places including the Arctic Circle and the Nurburgring.
Aston Martin Lagonda President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Andy Palmer said: “This is an exciting time for Aston Martin Lagonda. Our second luxury manufacturing facility is now producing cars and is ready to go into full production in H1 2020.”
The Aston Martin DBX will be revealed towards the end of the year with the new facility ramping up to full production in the first half of 2020.
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