By on April 1, 2014

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First Bentley, now Aston Martin wants an SUV for their lineup, with plans to team up with Daimler to make that vision reality.

Bloomberg reports the plan is related to a 5 percent stake in Aston Martin sold to Daimler last year in return for sharing technology with the English automaker, such as Mercedes AMG building V8 engines with Aston in the latter’s upcoming models.

Currently, talks are at the early stages, with signs of the new SUV not expected to come for another three years at the earliest. Aston is also debating whether or not to build a crossover using its own technology.

As for Aston overall, the automaker aims to sell 7,000 cars annually by 2016 by catering to demand in North American, South American and Asian markets.

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21 Comments on “Aston Martin Teaming Up With Daimler For Premium SUV...”


  • avatar
    Russycle

    That’s the nicest looking SUV I’ve ever seen. Did they get 3 rows of seats in there?

  • avatar
    28-Cars-Later

    Yes, yes, we need this! Where is the Rolls Royce entry?

  • avatar
    raresleeper

    Alll aboard!!!!

    Who else wants to ride the “let’s all make an SUV” train!!???

    Aston Martin, in a child voice: “WE DO!!”

    Boooo.

  • avatar
    Speed3

    Bugatti SUV in 3…2…

  • avatar
    SCE to AUX

    I’d prefer a Model X.

  • avatar
    gtrslngr

    Oh no ! Say it aint so Aston Martin Daimler Benz . Please … say it aint so .. Joe .. please ! Ugh !

    First .. the Ferrari SUV in waiting [ it exists .. I and a few others have seen it ... its still a possibility .. and yes like the Maser SUV should both come to pass they\'ll both be on the JEEP GK platform despite Marchione\'s Smoke & Mirrors ]

    Then the on again off again Bentley monstrosity they keep threatening us with

    For a real good laugh … the TESLA X Musk’d be a fool to manufacture [ Li batteries crashing below 30f and above 80f ]

    As well as the ongoing though yet to be confirmed Rolls Royce SUV the UK press keeps rumor mongering about

    And now this ? Ugh … enough already !

  • avatar
    brianyates

    Next they’ll do a pick up, in brown with a manual transmission.

  • avatar
    stanczyk

    Aston’s first $ellout was Cygnet, so we should’t be surpriced they want to built ‘ingorant nouveau riche dream-SUV’ ..

    Por$che started this trend with frog-ugly bastards(911 inspired design!:) Cayenne and Panamera(and yes, they don’t need them ‘to help develope 911..it ears money itself)
    and the others are following: Maserati diesel and SUV, Aston , Bentley ..
    We will get some tasteless hatchbacks and mini-vans from these money-maker$ .. pretty soon..:)


    Stop talkig, start acting :
    So if you see ignorant nouveau riche dream-car on the street, just mark that bastard-car with a nice sticker or some grafitti ($).. :)
    Who else, if not You gear-heads, will give these ignorant .. some car-history-lesson:) .. I would suggest more radical ways to give that..lesson , .. but TTAC could get into trouble for publishing that kind of (hiper-agressive-)comments.. :)

  • avatar
    FuzzyPlushroom

    Heritage and purity and all that aside, the worst thing about a potential Aston Martin SUV is that you just *know* they’ll halfassedly slap the same Aston grille on it, the way Porsche did with the Cayenne, and that it’ll look completely ridiculous.

    • 0 avatar
      imag

      It’s their grille. And it is one of the best looking grilles in the business. So why would putting it on one of their cars be “half assed”?

      Isn’t that what automakers do with their grilles?

  • avatar
    ajla

    More like ASSTON Martin, amirite?

  • avatar
    Ihatejalops

    A Rolls-Royce/Bentley SUV makes perfect sense since they are about being comfortable to drive or chauffeured automobiles. SUV’s offer this perfectly. There is zero brand dilution for a Uber luxury SUV. An Aston one? Nope. One should always be true to themselves and Porsche understands this. Is the rapide even a success? I can see a Maserati one being successful since they do not have a deep heritage in the US to worry about. Enthusiasts bemoan the SUV, but if you look at the stats, women are the driving force behind these cars and it’s sadly a female world now (ironically feminism has been driving wages downward since the 70s). I applaud Tesla for offering a unique and new, independent product (albeit rigged & subsidized for success). We as consumers need more independent companies; too bad regulation has killed competition. What choices do we really have??

  • avatar
    raresleeper

    Yeah, well I’ve got a question.

    How much is this fat bastard going to weigh?

    I’ll bet the bloated British utility will make a Suburban the automotive equivalent of the anorexic Karen Carpenter.

    “We’ve only just begun…”

  • avatar
    CRConrad

    A-M and Mercedes-Benz? Move over, Mssrs Aufrecht and Melcher — I have a premonition about what “AMG” might come to mean in the future…

  • avatar
    baconator

    So this might be the first of Aston’s lineup to get a decent automatic transmission. Reviews don’t seem to stress the point, but the single-clutch gearbox in all their current offerings – only the non-S AMV8 is available with a manual right now – is a horrible, juddery, slippy, slow-responding thing.

    Not sure what the sales need to be to cover the development cost on a program like this, but I’m sure they’ll have no trouble selling at least 750 of them a year even if it’s crap. If it’s good, double that.


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