Aston Martin kicks off DBX prototype production from Welsh plant

By CARSIFU | 13 June 2019

LONDON: Aston Martin Lagonda’s second British plant has started to produce cars, as the latest pre-production models of its first SUV, the Aston Martin DBX, are built.

The 36ha, former Ministry of Defence site at St Athan in Wales, was announced as the second UK plant for Aston Martin Lagonda in early 2016 and since then the whole site, including three huge hangars, has been transformed into a modern manufacturing facility for cars.

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St Athan, 267km west of here, will be the only production facility for the DBX, which will be unveiled at the end of 2019.

Real world testing of the DBX, which began in the Welsh countryside last year, is ongoing. Over the last few months, the DBX has been put through its paces in all environments from the Arctic Circle to the challenges of the Nürburgring Nordschleife.

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