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James Bond car maker Aston Martin has moved a step closer to opening a new factory in South Wales as the firm secured the land it will be built upon.
The luxury marque announced earlier this year it will build its new DBX model at a plant in St Athan in the Vale of Glamorgan from 2020 following a worldwide search for a new manufacturing facility.
The development, as part of a £200 million investment, will be Aston Martin's second factory and will create an estimated 750 jobs at the plant and 1,000 jobs in the wider supply chain and local businesses.
Unite Wales is welcoming Aston Martin Lagondas announcement that they will build their new vehicle in Wales.
The DBX Concept is an all-electric 4 X 4 crossover vehicle. Aston Martin says it's a luxury GT concept
The company says it has no engine compartment because it uses four electric motors near the wheels powered by batteries. That means luggage can be put in boots at the front and back.
It has a drive-by-wire steering system and driver and passenger head-up displays (first seen in military aircraft).
Aston Martin says its glass darkens automatically and cameras replace conventional mirrors.
The Secretary of State has welcomed the news that 750 jobs are to be created in St Athan.
It comes after car manufacturer, Aston Martin announced it will build a new plant in the Vale of Glamorgan.
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