Dr Ulrich Bez, Aston Martin boss, denied rumors that the British brand would be for sale.
According to anonymous sources, Aston Martin has been eyed by automakers which try to make a way into the potentially lucrative sports car market and therefore expand the brand in a new and potentially profitable area, by creating a SUV through its Lagonda offshoot.
“I can categorically say that we are not for sale. In the future – 2015, 2016, whenever – it is impossible to predict, but today it will not happen. Every day I am approached by someone making contact for someone else who they say is interested in the brand, but we are not working towards it,” said Dr Bez.
He also said that the automaker currently has its most profitable and diverse product line in the company’s history, and with the launch of the new Aston Martin Vanquish, Dr Bez expects the increase in sales and profit which the carmaker has thrived during its six years of independence.
If the brand is not for sale, at least the Aston Martin drove by Daniel Craig in “Quantum of Solace” can be bought at Christie’s auction house in London. The car is valued at 100,000 to 150,000 pounds ($160,000-$230,000).