Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd. and Daimler AG are holding talks to extend their cooperation to sport-utility vehicles as the British maker of cars featured in James Bond movies seeks to broaden its lineup, people familiar with the matter said.
Aston Martin is aiming to double sales by 2016 with new models and an expansion of its dealer network outside Europe. The British maker of sports cars featured in James Bond movies may then invest in a sport-utility vehicle to broaden its appeal to wealthy drivers.
Aston Martin’s controlling shareholder, Investment Dar Co., has approached potential buyers for the maker of luxury sports cars featured in James Bond movies, said five people with knowledge of the matter.
It’s mid-October, and Jeffrey Gundlach is giving a stump speech to a luncheon crowd of about 200 financial advisers and investors at Los Angeles’s City Club. The renowned money manager’s theme: the financial catastrophe on the horizon.