Aston Martin will decide on a new plant in the third quarter
USA or Great Britain. It will be one of these two countries to host the new plant that Aston Martin will build especially to produce its future crossover based on the DBX concept.
CEO Andy Palmer said at the Automotive News Europe Congress in Birmingham. The manager added that the final decision about the location will be announced during the third quarter.
Palmer said recently that Alabama would be an obvious choice for the factory because it would be close to Daimler's plant in Tuscaloosa that currently builds Mercedes-Benz SUVs.
But it is also true, as underlined by the former Nissan manager, that another US state has approached Aston Martin to convince the brand to build the plant.
The carmaker, that in its hundred-year history has exceeded seven times the stage of bankruptcy, plans to launch the SUV in 2019 to increase its global sales to 15,000 units.