Aston Martin produces first cars at St Athan

 Aston Martin produces first cars at St Athan
Aston Martin’s second UK manufacturing plant has started to produce cars, as the latest pre-production models of the luxury British carmaker’s first SUV, the DBX, are built.

The 90-acre, former Ministry of Defence site at St Athan in Wales was announced as the second UK plant for Aston Martin in early 2016 and since then the whole site, including three "Super Hangars", has been transformed into a modern manufacturing facility for the company's hand-crafted cars.

St Athan will be the sole production facility for the Aston Martin DBX, the brand’s first SUV, which has been created for this fast-growing segment of the luxury market. Last year, it was also named as Aston Martin’s "Home of Electrification" and the manufacturing home of the brand.

Real world testing of the DBX, which began appropriately in the Welsh countryside last year, continues apace. The luxury SUV will be equally at home in an urban environment as it is off-road in less welcoming terrain. Over the last few months the DBX has been put through its paces in all environments from the Arctic Circle to the unique challenges of the Nürburgring Nordschleife.

The Aston Martin DBX will be unveiled at the end of 2019.

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