The production version of Aston Martin’s DBX concept could be built at a new factory in Wales.
Although Aston Martin has stressed that no decisions have been made as to where the DBX will be built, Wales Online is reporting that Prime Minister David Cameron will today visit the proposed factory site in St Athan, close to Cardiff Airport, to say there is “real potential” for the firm to build its SUV there. The site is currently owned by the Ministry of Defence.
Cameron is reported to be preparing to say: “Here in Wales I think there is real potential to vacate Ministry of Defence land at St Athan, and we’re willing to make that available as part of efforts to persuade Aston Martin Lagonda to manufacture their new prestige SUV in the UK.”
When contacted by Autocar, an Aston Martin spokesman said: “No decision has been taken on a location for a new manufacturing plant; we are considering a wide variety of domestic and international options."