Aston Martin has now gone on record saying that because of its $843 million investment in new vehicles, it will be profitable by 2016. No doubt the investors are now saying "it had damn well better be." The company's CFO recently said to Reuters, "Once we finish the investment phase, we are very, very confident that it’s going to take us to a very sustainable profitability. We expect to return to significant profitability in the periods after 2016."
The use of AMG engines and Mercedes electrical components should help the next generation of Astons come across as much more modern than the current ones do.
The Director of Product Development also stated that he is staying "open minded" about a possible SUV.