DBX finally rolls off the production line
It’s been in the planning for four years, but the first Aston Martin DBX has rolled off the firm’s new production line in St Athan, Wales.
The DBX’s virtual development began in 2015 and prototypes were rolling around Wales in 2018. Aston says the first deliveries of the DBX to European customers start later this month, as planned.
Of the new SUV, the firm says; ‘With its all-wheel drive system, DBX is a car that will allow the company to increase its presence in markets where perhaps the weather or terrain is less than conducive to rear-wheel drive sports cars. The clear emphasis on a spacious and luxurious cabin – whether seated in the front or back – will also allow Aston Martin to better reach customers who prefer to be driven rather than drive’.
The new factory in Wales is a redevelopment of an ex-Ministry of Defence site while more than 80 per cent of the plant’s output will be for export.