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We also discuss the upcoming Aston Martin DBX and spend your money

We also discuss the upcoming Aston Martin DBX and spend your money.

Behold the Aston Martin SUV: Officially named DBX, coming in 2019

Aston DBX prototype shown slinging mud around

Aston shows us a prototype DBX slinging mud around.

Aston Martin's electric Lagonda lineup to open with a crossover

SUV would beat the sedan to market by two years

At the time of the Geneva Motor Show, Aston Martin announced it would be re-awakening the storied Lagonda brand to manufacture zero-emission luxury cars. The timeline for these was cast to 2023 at first, but now information has come to light that Lagonda would start selling cars two years earlier, with — you guessed it — an SUV.

Aston Martin seeks ‘big brother’ despite first profit in years, IPO talk

It needs billions in capital to develop self-driving capabilities

Its first annual profit in eight years and a possible IPO won't be enough.

Aston Martin electric supercar might be in the works

The CEO touts its expertise in weight, aerodynamic drag and rolling resistance.

The CEO touts its expertise in weight, aerodynamic drag and rolling resistance.

Aston Martin to turn an air force base into a factory to build DBX crossover

The new St. Athan factory will be online by 2019.

The site was formally handed over today.

Aston Martin eyes US market for growth

Sports cars still matter, but the DBX crossover is the linchpin.

Aston Martin CEO plans for seven-vehicle lineup

New models to come from Aston Martin and Lagonda brands.

Aston Martin will have a seven-vehicle lineup. The goal behind is sustainability for the century-old British brand.

Aston Martin considers building DBX in Macedonia

A previously rejected proposal to build a new plant in Macedonia is now reportedly back on the table after the local government offered Aston Martin better incentives to build the new DBX in the Balkan state.

Aston Martin wants to be the Hermes of the car world

A car company, or a luxury goods manufacturer? Aston Martin wants people to see it as both.

Aston Martin considers manufacturing cars in America

The British Company Also Considering Locations In UK and Middle East

Aston Martin has reportedly narrowed down its shortlist of potential new manufacturing sites to two in the UK, one in the Middle East, and one here in the United States.

Aston Martin to cut 15 percent of workforce

Aston Martin is laying off around 300 people as part of a cost-cutting effort. The company claims that the cuts will have no impact on its production efforts.

Aston plans Tesla-fighting 800-hp electric Rapide

Aston Martin intends to launch an electric version of the Rapide in the next two years, boasting 800 horsepower, all-wheel drive, and a 200-mile range. An electric DBX is also on the way somewhat later.

Aston Martin brings impressive lineup of metal to Monterey

Aston Martin shows off six vehicles at its Pebble Beach pavilion, including the global debut of the DB10 from Spectre and the US debut of the Lagonda sedan.

UK offers Aston Martin military base to produce DBX in Wales

British Prime Minister David Cameron has publicly offered Aston Martin use of a military facility in Wales in order to handle assembly of the new DBX crossover within the UK instead of Alabama.

Aston Martin says Alabama is 'obvious choice' for US plant

Aston Martin is nearing a decision on building a plant to handle production of the DBX crossover, and Alabama is reportedly the most logical choice.

Aston wants to build DBX on its new platform, not Mercedes'

Aston Martin won't rule out basing the DBX crossover on a Mercedes platform, but would reportedly rather adapt the new sports car platform it's currently developing for its next-generation luxury GTs.

Aston Martin boss says DBX is about securing the future

Aston Martin boss Andy Palmer says that the DBX electric crossover is meant to diversify the company's product lineup and be something different. In his view, it's hard to make a beautiful SUV.

Aston Martin announces $306M in funding to build DBX, 'other new luxury vehicles'

Aston Martin has just obtained over $300 million for production of a DBX Concept-based crossover, courtesy of a stock issuance to its key investors.

Aston Martin considering US plant for DBX production

A new plant in the southern United States is among the possibilities Aston Martin is considering for producing the DBX crossover concept.

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