Following recent news that Aston Martin is to release two new models per year for the next seven years the luxury brand shows it means business and teased their Aston Martin DBX SUV ahead of its 2019 debut.
The Aston Martin DBX concept was shown at the formal hand-over of the St Athan site that will be transformed into a state-of-the-art production facility. The site has been taken over from the British Ministry of Defence (MOD).
Located in South Wales the new facility will bring 750 direct new jobs to the area once production of the Aston Martin DBX commences in 2019.
Dr. Palmer commented: “Due to its sheer size and scale, the St Athan Super Hangars represented an excellent opportunity for us to build our second manufacturing facility, within the envelope of an existing structure. It is perhaps fitting that St Athan is, like our headquarters and sports car factory at Gaydon, a former Royal Air Force base.”
The St Athan investment is part of Aston Martins larger industrial expansion plans which include the creation of 1,000 new jobs across its two manufacturing sites by 2020. A likely further 3,000 jobs are created across the supply chain and local businesses in Wales.
As far as the design goes, the DBX concept looks quite futuristic and seems to lean more towards a crossover than a full-size SUV. The luxury performance SUV is to stir up the highly luxury SUV market currently lead by the Bentley Bentayga. A third British competitor will join in the form of the Rolls-Royce Cullinan.