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How the Aston Martin DBX Came to be Built at St Athan
29 Oct 2019
The launch of Aston Martin’s stylish crossover, the DBX, is drawing nearer. The luxury car manufacturer took a bold step in choosing St Athan, in south Wales, as its production site over three years ago.
While the DBX concept was first revealed publicly at the Geneva Motor Show in 2015, it was back in February 2016 when Aston Martin first announced that it would be built in a new factory on the site of former RAF base.
The former MOD base won out over other proposed sites in the UK, the US state of Alabama and in the Middle East. It proved to be a wise move as a recruitment open day hosted by Millbank drew in 3,000 applicants.
In a massive boost to the local community and automotive industry in Wales, Aston Martin announced up to 750 jobs would be available in order to produce up to 5,000 units each year.
There was more excitement when Aston Martin named their St Athan base as the home of their future electrification projects, including the all-electric Rapide E and the revitalised Lagonda luxury EV brand.
Take a look at the photos and videos below to see how Aston Martin’s St Athan factory has shaped up over the past few years, leading up to the expected December launch of the DBX.
All photos: Aston Martin
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