Where Are Aston Martins Made?
Being an Aston Martin dealership in Austin, TX, the new vehicle inventory at Aston Martin Austin is pretty unique and garners lots of questions from local shoppers, such as “Is Aston Martin British?”, usually followed by, “Where are Aston Martins made?” In this comprehensive overview of the fascinating Aston Martin history, our team answers these questions and more!
Is Aston Martin British?
Yes, Aston Martin is a British motor company synonymous to many with one James Bond. Currently, Aston Martin sports cars and grand tourers are made in the Gaydon village of Warwickshire, England – the same location as the brand’s headquarters. The recently unveiled Aston Martin DBX SUV (the first model of its kind for the brand), however, will be made at a 90-acre facility in the St. Athan village of Wales, England. When you slide into the driver’s seat of an Aston Martin in Dallas or Houston, it’s safe to say the vehicle has traveled quite a long distance!
Are Aston Martin Vehicles Hand-Built?
Inquiring San Antonio minds may be surprised to know that every Aston Martin vehicle is hand-built. Passionate craftsmen carry on English manufacturing traditions at the facilities in Gaydon and St. Athan. Only one point in the manufacturing process requires the help of automation – the aerospace adhesive used by the company to bond (no pun intended) the components in the all-aluminum vehicles is applied by a robot to ensure precision.
Who Owns Aston Martin?
The Aston Martin brand is simply full of surprises! Did you know that between the years of 1991 – 2006, Aston Martin was owned by the Ford Motor Company? It acted as part of Ford’s Premier Auto Group, which had to be divested in 2006. From 2007 to the present day, Aston Martin has been owned by Prodrive, a British motorsport group led by David Richards in the Banbury village of Oxfordshire, England. Prodrive designs, constructs, and races cars for a variety of companies including Aston Martin, Volkswagen, and MINI, although the latter two are German automakers.
Learn More About Aston Martin With Aston Martin Austin!
Aston Martin is a unique brand with an involved history. We’ve answered the frequently asked question of “Where are Aston Martins made?” and shed some light on a few other interesting points in the British luxury automaker’s story, but if you’d like to learn more about the current lineup, feel free to contact us at Aston Martin Austin. We’re always happy to provide Aston Martin pricing information, a look at the fastest models, and more!
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