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'Made In Wales' - The First DBX Drives Off The Production Line

Since the announcement of the new Aston Martin manufacturing facility in St Athan in Wales, the first ‘Made in Wales’ model has been driven off the production line. The Aston Martin DBX is in pursuit of a new era for the brand, delivering the same exceptional performance and style, in a functional body. As a luxury SUV, the Aston Martin DBX brings a versatile and indulgent feel, with the familiar dynamic performance that you expect from a sports SUV.

The DBX offers an all-wheel drive system, increasing Aston Martin’s presence in sports car markets which lack flexibility of terrain or weather due to rear-wheel drive. What’s more, a clear emphasis on luxury and sophistication inside also makes the DBX second to none.

“It is a real privilege to be here today to witness the completion of the first production Aston Martin DBX. I’m extremely proud of the Aston Martin team who have worked so hard to transform this ex-Ministry of Defence site into a world-class car manufacturing facility, to now be producing cars, it is testament to the resilience and fortitude of everyone at Aston Martin.  It is an honour to see the first DBX come off the line and my only regret is that everyone who works for this incredible brand can’t be here to witness it.”

Keith Stanton, Aston Martin Interim Chief Operating Officer

Despite entering a market not previously discovered by Aston Martin, the DBX captures an unmistakable Aston Martin character, as a sleek hand-built and technologically advanced sports car SUV. The model is set to be an important addition to the Aston Martin line up, thanks to the expectation of exporting and selling around 80% of production overseas – another illustration of the strength of British manufacturing capabilities.

“We are incredibly proud of our first SUV, which is as much of an Aston Martin as any one of our sports cars. From my design team to the engineers, the vehicle dynamics team and all the experts who hand-craft this beautiful car, here at St Athan, the DBX has become the car that will drive Aston Martin into a bold new era.”

Marek Reichman, Aston Martin Executive Vice President & Chief Creative Officer

“This is a historic moment for Aston Martin and for Wales. It is also a huge win for the Welsh Government’s can-do attitude.

“The DBX is an exceptional vehicle from one of the world’s most luxury car brands, and it will be central to this iconic company’s growth plan and ambitions for the future.

“I could not be more proud to see this fantastic SUV being made in Wales and rolling off the production line. It also speaks volumes for the dedication and skills of the world class work force we have right here in Wales.”

Ken Skates, Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales

What’s more, the Aston Martin DBX has also received a 2020 Autocar Game Changer Reward. And with the first deliveries of the DBX to customers starting later this month, as planned, the DBX is setting new standards for the Luxury Sports SUV market.

Contact Aston Martin Chichester to find out more and to book a test drive today.

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