Aston Martin may add a plant in the U.S. to build the brand's first crossover, the Financial Times reported.
The British automaker has held talks with officials in several states about the factory, the newspaper said, citing several sources familiar with the talks.
Aston is also looking at UK sites for the crossover, which would be based on DBX concept, including a former Jaguar factory at Browns Lane in Coventry, England, according to the FT.
Aston declined to comment on the report when contacted by Automotive News Europe.
Under new CEO Andy Palmer, Aston Martin aims to boost annual vehicle sales to 15,000 from 4,000 last year, but the company has limited room for growth at its only factory in Gaydon, central England.
Palmer said the automaker plans to cap its sports car output at 7,000 units a year with the crossover accounting for rest of its annual volume.
Southern U.S. states are aggressively courting Aston with incentives including land and tax breaks, the FT said. The states are pushing hard to win automotive business after losing recent investments to Mexico, the paper said in a report published Tuesday.
Aston unveiled the all-electric, all-wheel-drive DBX concept at the Geneva auto show in March. The concept previews a potential entry in the fast-growing market for ultaluxury crossovers that Aston aims to launch in three to four years, possibly with help from its industrial partner Daimler.