Aston Martin

NICK GIBBS

BLOG: Aston Martin asks suppliers for cost cuts

9:31 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2016

Aston Martin is asking suppliers to reduce costs by 10 percent annually as part of wider cost-cutting moves as the niche automaker adopts the practices of a mass-market manufacturer in seeking to become consistently profitable....
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Aston Martin mulls Macedonia for car plant, report says

Jan. 11, 2016 14:01 CET

Aston Martin is considering a car plant in Macedonia to build its DBX crossover after the former Yugoslav republic made an improved offer to the carmaker, Reuters reported....
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Car wars: Fisker's Force 1 awakens Aston's legal troopers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Aston Martin has sent designer/car-builder Henrik Fisker a letter demanding that he not unveil his Force 1 concept car at the Detroit auto show this week, or else change the design to “avoid conflict with Aston Martin's rights.” Fisker responded with a $100 million lawsuit....
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Ultra-luxury brands, 'Bond' star, shine in intimate Detroit showroom

9:52 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2016

A ballroom in a downtown Detroit casino was transformed Saturday night into a glitzy showroom for high-end luxury vehicles and supercars worth a combined $8 million....
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Fisker sues Aston Martin over The Force 1 release

7:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2016

Designer Henrik Fisker filed a $100 million civil extortion lawsuit against Aston Martin, claiming his former employer wants to prevent him from unveiling a new supercar at next week's Detroit auto show....
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ASTON MARTIN

Hitch revival on a crossover

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2016

Aston Martin wants to expand into new market segments to significantly expand sales....
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MARK VAUGHN

BLOG: Henrik Fisker readies 2 cars for Detroit auto show

10:15 am U.S. ET | Dec. 11, 2015

Designer Henrik Fisker, he of the Aston Martin DB9, BMW Z8 and his very own Fisker Karma, is prepping two new cars to be introduced at the Detroit auto show....
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Aston Martin narrows options for new plant location to 4 sites, report says

Dec. 9, 2015 12:04 CET

Aston Martin will decide in the next few weeks where it will open a new plant to build the DBX crossover. The company will choose from four sites in the UK, the U.S. and the Middle East, Reuters reported....
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Tesla, Mini to skip Detroit auto show

11:54 am U.S. ET | Dec. 3, 2015

Tesla and Mini have joined Jaguar Land Rover in skipping the 2016 Detroit auto show next month....
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Aston Martin wins Chinese investment for Rapide electric sports car

Oct. 21, 2015 15:50 CET

Aston Martin has signed a deal worth 50 million pounds ($77.2 million) with a Chinese investor to build an electric version of its Rapide four-door sedan....
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Palmer: Electric power in Aston's future product mix

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 19, 2015

Aston Martin is working on a battery-powered version of its current Rapide sports car that will be available as early as the end of 2017 followed by a new electric DBX crossover, CEO Andy Palmer said....
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Aston Martin's losses triple in 2014

Oct. 16, 2015 15:52 CET

Aston Martin saw its losses almost triple in 2014 following a recall of thousands of its cars and declining sales in China....
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NICK GIBBS

BLOG: How Andy Palmer is rebooting Aston Martin

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 15, 2015

Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer is streamlining outdated development practices inherited from Ford as part of a long-overdue reboot of the supercar maker....
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NICK GIBBS

BLOG: How Andy Palmer is rebooting Aston Martin

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 15, 2015

Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer is streamlining outdated development practices inherited from Ford as part of a long-overdue reboot of the supercar maker....
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Aston Martin will cut up to 295 jobs as a part of restructuring

Oct. 15, 2015 08:57 CET

Aston Martin said it would cut up to 295 jobs as it tries to turn around its money-losing business....
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Aston Martin narrows options for new plant location

Oct. 14, 2015 13:06 CET

Aston Martin has narrowed down the options over where it will construct a new plant for the DBX crossover to sites in the U.S., eastern Europe, Wales and England, CEO Andy Palmer said....
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Aston Martin to cut jobs as part of turnaround

Oct. 8, 2015 10:54 CET

Aston Martin is planning job cuts as part of a restructuring that will involve the money-losing automaker expanding into electric vehicles and crossovers. The cuts will come from office staff, a company spokesman said, but they will not affect any production staff....
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New Americas chief likes where Aston is going

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015

Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer's bold plans for the British sports car maker have turned heads in the industry, including Laura Schwab's. "I think there's a real buzz around the company right now and it's really tangible and they've got some incredibly interesting plans," said Schwab, hired from Jaguar Land Rover last week to be president of the Americas region....
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Aston Martin names JLR's Laura Schwab head of Americas

6:29 am U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2015

Aston Martin has hired Laura Schwab from Jaguar Land Rover to be president of its Americas region. The British sports car maker said Thursday that Schwab's hiring will take effect Oct. 26....
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Sports cars and crossover kick off Aston's plan

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14, 2015

Aston Martin has a bold CEO in Andy Palmer and an equally ambitious product plan that starts with revamped sports cars, adds a crossover and ends with a redesigned sedan to rival the Rolls-Royce Ghost. The plan will rely heavily on Daimler AG, which owns 5 percent of Aston, for engines and electronics....
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Aston Martin performs emission balancing act

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 24, 2015

Aston Martin will bring an electric version of its four-door Rapide to market in two years. CEO Andy Palmer, speaking at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, said the electric Rapide would be followed by an electric version of the DBX crossover by the end of the decade....
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Aston aims to launch 800-hp, all-electric Rapide in 2 years

7:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 18, 2015

Aston Martin is betting that even James Bond won't mind an 800-hp electric car. The longtime builder of British sports cars will bring an all-electric version of its four-door Rapide to market in two years, CEO Andy Palmer confirmed to Automotive News....
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BMW exec explains why less is more for Mini brand

Aug. 5, 2015 06:01 CET

BMW's board member in charge of Mini, Peter Schwarzenbauer, is reducing the brand's range to five models -- dropping the slow-selling Roadster, Coupe and Paceman. He admits that the move is controversial because it runs counter to the belief that more models mean more volume....
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Aston Martin looks at more than 10 sites for new factory

July 28, 2015 06:01 CET

Aston Martin is reviewing more than 10 sites in Europe, the U.S. and other global locations for a new factory to build its first crossover....
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Check out the ANE e-magazine for July

July 6, 2015 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe e-magazine is ready for you to view. This month's edition looks at why Skoda's rising sales and profits both help and hinder its parent, VW Group....
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