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Aston Martin Confirms Luxury SUV Launch for 2019

Aston Martin Confirms Luxury SUV Launch for 2019
Aston Martin Confirms Luxury SUV Launch for 2019

Aston Martin has announced that its upcoming luxury SUV will enter into production as early as late next year, following the completion of its new car assembly plant in South Wales.

The new manufacturing facility is being built to handle the demand Aston Martin is predicting for the luxury crossover, which will represent the British marquee’s first ever SUV.

There is very little information available on the car, though it is expected to be called the Varekai, which is derived from the Roma word for ‘wherever’ pointing towards it off-road capabilities.

The SUV is also expected to come with several engine options, including Mercedes-AMG-sourced V8s and V12s, and the hybrid system that will be used in the recently unveiled AMG GT 4-Door Coupe.

It will be one of two models that will initially make up Aston’s revitalized Lagonda sub-brand. The production-ready variant is expected to be unveiled at next year’s Geneva Motor Show.

Speaking about the new plant, Dr Andy Palmer, Aston Martin President and Chief Executive Officer, said: “Wales has a long history of engineering excellence and the Board is delighted that it will play such an important part in Aston Martin’s development.”

Aston Martin was founded by Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford in 1913.