Aston Martin

Aston Martin will expand hypercar lineup

Sept. 20, 2018 16:56 CET
Aston Martin plans to expand its hypercar lineup with a coupe code-named the 003. Sales of the 003 will be limited to 500 units and its price is expected to be below that of its sister model, the Valkyrie, which start at $3.16 million.

Aston Martin plans October IPO worth up to $6.7 billion

Sept. 20, 2018 10:55 CET
Aston Martin says it is seeking a valuation of up to 5.07 billion pounds ($6.7 billion) from a stock market flotation in October. The automaker will publish a prospectus on Thursday and hopes to announce its final pricing at the beginning of next month, ahead of an IPO on or around Oct. 8.

Aston Martin joins Jaguar in calling out Brexit risk to industry

Sept. 16, 2018 06:01 CET
Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer said that Brexit is "a disaster for the industry on both sides of the Channel if there is no negotiated exit."

Aston Martin's new UK factory will be EV hub

Sept. 11, 2018 15:05 CET
Aston Martin says its new UK factory will build the Rapide E electric sports car and Lagonda EVs.

Aston Martin names Penny Hughes chairman ahead of London listing

Sept. 10, 2018 10:02 CET
Aston Martin is moving ahead with a plan to list shares in London, naming Penny Hughes as chairman in a break from its tradition of an all-male board.

NICK GIBBS

Why Aston Martin's CEO expects automaker to be more profitable than Ferrari

4:40 am U.S. ET | Sept. 10, 2018
As Aston Martin plans its London IPO, CEO Andy Palmer believes the company will be more profitable than Ferrari. But the automaker does not have Ferrari's revenue streams such as a Formula One team, engine sales, and huge product leverage through sponsorship activities.

VIDEO: First Shift: Ford: Won't build Focus Active in U.S., despite Trump tweet

8:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 10, 2018
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Aston Martin aims to get more women in boardroom and showroom

7:33 am U.S. ET | Sept. 5, 2018
Aston Martin, maker of sports cars for James Bond, is racing to add a woman to its board ahead of a London IPO.

ANE's September issue goes live on Monday

Aug. 31, 2018 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine goes live on Monday. The new edition examines why flying taxis are no longer a fantasy in Europe.

VIDEO: First Shift: U.S.-Mexico deal opens door to tariffs - report

8:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 29, 2018
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Aston Martin CEO hopes to complete IPO by end of the year

Aug. 29, 2018 09:08 CET
Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer says he intends to float the company by the end of the year, completing a turnaround after new models and a sales surge helped the brand to return to profitability following chronic losses.

Aston Martin will re-create James Bond's DB5 for $3.5 million with spy gadgets included

Aug. 21, 2018 10:04 CET
Aston Martin will build 25 limited-edition DB5s, the car driven by James Bond in movies including Goldfinger. The cars will have gadgets from the movie's vehicle, such as rotating license plates.

Aston wants to take high class a little higher

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 23, 2018
Aston Martin has presented a futuristic personal aircraft it has dubbed "a sports car for the skies."

Aston Martin says luxury flying vehicle concept previews 'sports car for the skies'

July 18, 2018 15:18 CET
Aston Martin has presented a futuristic personal aircraft it has dubbed "a sports car for the skies." The automaker believes the three-seat hybrid-electric concept could help revolutionize travel.

NICK GIBBS

Goodwood turns up the heat on traditional auto shows

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 11, 2018
The Goodwood Festival of Speed has an edge that traditional auto shows in Paris, Detroit and Geneva struggle to match.

NICK GIBBS

Goodwood turns up the heat on traditional auto shows

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 11, 2018
The Goodwood Festival of Speed has an edge that traditional auto shows in Paris, Detroit and Geneva struggle to match.

Lotus taps Aston Martin exec for newly created post

July 4, 2018 13:30 CET
Lotus has hired a top Aston Martin executive as its commercial director -- a new job for the UK sports car maker -- as it prepares for increased growth under the ownership of China's Geely Holding Group.

VIDEO: First Shift: Tariffs would cost $5,800 per car, automakers warn

8:00 am U.S. ET | June 27, 2018
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Aston Martin cuts weight, boosts power for DBS Superleggera flagship

June 26, 2018 17:30 CET
Aston Martin has given its DB11 sports car an extreme high-performance makeover to create a flagship series production car -- the DBS Superleggera.

Aston Martin will open Silverstone test center

June 21, 2018 15:41 CET
Aston Martin will open a test and development center at Silverstone, the home of British Formula One racing, as the automaker continues to expand ahead of a possible stock market flotation.

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE CONGRESS

Aston CEO: Mass market must adapt or die

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 11, 2018
Andy Palmer, addressing the Automotive News Europe Congress, sounded the same worrisome themes about industry economics made famous by Sergio Marchionne, with a bit of Bob Lutz's doomsday talk thrown in.

2018 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE CONGRESS

Aston Martin CEO fears for mass-market auto brands

June 6, 2018 11:54 CET
The increasing commoditization of cars will force mass-market manufacturers to change their business models or face extinction, Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer said.

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE monthly magazine for June

June 4, 2018 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition examines how ultraluxury automakers such as Aston Martin, McLaren and Ferrari have found a way to build and sell hypercars at a hefty profit. Something that was not always the case.

ANE's June issue goes live on Monday

June 1, 2018 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine goes live on Monday. The new edition examines how ultraluxury automakers such as Aston Martin, McLaren and Ferrari have found a way to build and sell hypercars at a hefty profit. Something that was not always the case.

GRAHAM KOZAK

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera: A lighter, more powerful Vanquish successor

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 22, 2018
The Aston Martin Vanquish, the marque's muscular super-GT, is riding off into the sunset, but fear not: Its replacement will be here shortly.

 
Rising Star starts new adventure

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:50 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2018

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Former Mazda Europe executive and 2017 Rising Star Christian Ohm is starting a new adventure this month. ...
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Why Aston Martin's CEO expects automaker to be more profitable than Ferrari

Nick Gibbs
4:40 am U.S. ET | Sept. 10 2018

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As Aston Martin plans its London IPO, CEO Andy Palmer believes the company will be more profitable t ...
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Volvo has autonomous vehicle safety covered like a blanket

Douglas A. Bolduc
3:51 am U.S. ET | Sept. 7 2018

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Leave it to Volvo to already be working on a patent for a solution that will keep passengers safe even as they sleep in their self-driving cars. ...
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Tesla readies a surprise in Europe

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 4 2018

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Tesla is expected to reveal a new vehicle at the Grand Basel auto show, according to an invitation s ...
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Moving out of Sergio's shadow

Andrea Malan
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 4 2018

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Mike Manley took the helm at Fiat Chrysler just four days before the death of former CEO Sergio Marc ...
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ZF invests in future engineers with a U.S. robot competition

Richard Truett
1:08 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 28 2018

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Facing a shortage of engineers, ZF Group and other auto companies are taking a long view and are ram ...
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Why domestic automakers will not dominate China's luxury EV market

Yang Jian
7:26 am U.S. ET | Aug. 24 2018

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Beijing realizes that young domestic automakers can never beat global giants with traditional combus ...
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