James Bond carmaker Aston Martin sees $96 million in losses
British luxury car maker Aston Martin has had a bad six months and has posted about US $96 million in losses in the first six months of 2019.
Reuters reports that Aston Martin has also been hit by expansion costs as it builds a new factory in Wales to make its first sport utility vehicle, and a lower average selling price.
“We are disappointed that our projections for wholesales have fallen short or our original targets, impacted by weakness in two of our key markets as well as continued macro-economic uncertainty,” Andy Palmer, Aston Martin’s chief executive, said. “Accordingly, we have taken action to reduce wholesale guidance for 2019.
However, the car maker is all set to make a triumphant return as James Bond's primary car in the new Bond 25 movie.
Now, all Bond's Aston Martins for the new film have been lined up for inspection:
From left: Aston Martin V8 Vantage; stripped down DB5; normal DB5; Aston Martin V8 Vantage; DB5; DB5 with a pod on top, used by a stunt driver who does the actual driving while actors inside do the actual acting; and Aston Martin V8 Vantage.