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Aston Martin considering building cars outside the UK

British luxury car manufacturer Aston Martin is considering building cars overseas, according to reports.

The prestige carmaker is looking to build a new factory and said it has had "expressions of interest" from several states in the USA, and other countries, including the UK.

"It is not decided yet but clearly with our arrangement with Daimler it would make sense to look closely at the possible synergies of working close to them in Alabama," Aston Martin chief executive Andy Palmer told Autocar.

The Financial Times also reported that it may consider the former Jaguar plant at Browns Lane in Coventry.

Daimler already builds the Mercedes-Benz M-Class and GL-Class SUVs at Tuscaloosa in Alabama, USA, and Aston Martin has said it is keen to add an SUV to its model range.

An SUV would provide a significant boost to Aston Martin's global sales and enable it to compete more effectively with Bentley and Maserati, both of which are also planning to launch SUVs within two years.

Aston Martin has built cars exclusively in the UK since it was founded in 1913. 

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  • Tom Foster - 28/04/2015 06:53

    Aston Martin built the Rapide for 2 years in Austria!