Report: Aston, Daimler discuss crossover cooperation

Aston Martin and Daimler AG could extend their cooperation to include sharing the underpinnings of a new full-sized crossover, sources told Bloomberg.

Daimler, Mercedes-Benz’s parent company, agreed last year to acquire as much as 5 percent of Aston Martin and to share technology with the British sports car maker. Mercedes’ AMG performance division plans to co-develop V-8 engines with Aston.

Talks are at an early stage on the crossover, which would not come to market for three years. Aston is weighing whether to use its technology for the vehicle, one of the sources said.

— Bloomberg