Aston Martin is speeding up while other automakers had a tough 2017, the company has even more exciting stuff coming up, including the production of the new V8 DB11, the recently revealed Vantage and the introduction of the new Vanquish. The record sales year in 2017 opens a new horizon for the automaker.
Aston Martin will also get to work in a new UK factory to produce the upcoming DBX crossover starting in 2019, so, there is the brightest ever perspective. Andy Palmer assured that the company continues to perform ahead of expectations, and it’s not about financial terms only. Aston Martin CEO said ‘we are meeting our targets for the DB11 and special vehicles’, Autocar reports.
According to Mr Palmer, 2017 strong sales performance shows that the Second Century transformation plan is building momentum. So far, earnings were reported as £180 million but that figure is not final, in March, we can see the full earnings report with all accurate financial data.
The automaker’s new design language lives up to the previous generation, it’s clear that all the Aston Martin needed to do to get back into the black was update its cars. Now that the different model lines have more distinct styling, as evidenced by the DB11 and Vantage, it will likely lead to even more success going forward.
Aston Martin record sales in 2017: facts and figures
A growth in sales of 58% over 2016 takes Aston Martin’s revenue to in excess of £840 million, with 5117 cars delivered across 2017. This revenue equates to pre-tax profits of more than £180 million.
The profits are also bolstered by low-volume projects such as a DB4 GT continuation and the limited-run Zagato range, deliveries of which conclude in 2018 with the Speedster and Shooting Brake.