Aston Martin opens new factory in south Wales to build SUV

DBX to be ready for sale next year, with bosses hoping to broaden Aston’s appeal

James Bond has appeared behind the wheel of many vehicles: from a Lotus Esprit that turned into a submarine to a rather less glamorous Ford Mondeo. But Aston Martin is the carmaker most closely associated with the fictional spy, and it is hoping its new SUV can cause as much of a stir as 007’s sleek sports cars.

The first DBX will leave the production line at Aston Martin Lagonda’s new factory in St Athan, south Wales, in the first half of 2020, in a major departure for the British manufacturer as it tries to rapidly double its annual production numbers.

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