No, the all-new Aston Martin DBX won’t be built in the U.S. as rumour had it. The company yesterday announced that production of its first-ever luxury crossover will take place at a brand new assembly plant in St. Athan, Wales, U.K. starting in 2020.
The current facility in Gaydon will manufacture the equally new Aston Martin RapidE electric sedan instead. This model is set for a 2018 release.
It is anticipated that up to 1,000 new jobs will be created across St. Athan and Gaydon between now and 2020. Across the supply chain and local businesses, a further 3,000 jobs will likely be created as a direct result of these investments.
Occupying some 90 acres, the new Aston Martin plant in St. Athan will re-purpose some of the facilities currently in use at the site by the Ministry of Defence.
Centered on the transformation of the three existing ‘super-hangers’ at MOD St. Athan, construction work is planned to start in 2017.