Aston Martin is one of the most popular English manufacturers of sports cars. The Company was a subsidiary of Ford Motor Company. In the year 2007, ninety percent of Aston Martin was bought by investors led by David Richard.
Mercedes Benz, on the other hand, is a German automobile manufacturer. The brand produces trucks, coaches, buses and luxury cars. It is considered to be one of the best luxury car selling automakers in the world.
Recent reports have revealed that the tie-up between Aston Martin and Mercedes may get extended. This extension could also mean platform sharing. Dieter Zetsche, Daimler chief has said that the company has no objection in extending the tie-up between Aston Martin and Mercedes Benz beyond the deals that are recently made.
As per the deal, it has been decided that Mercedes AMG will be supplying electrical architecture and V8 engine to Aston Martin. In exchange of this, Mercedes would get five percent of the non-voting shares of Aston Martin. Dieter Zetsche has said that he would like to go ahead with the deal and see how it works out for both the companies.
Though the actual deal says nothing about the companies sharing a platform, many of the sources from the respective companies have hinted to the extension of the deal. This extension sure indicated platform sharing which would include the Aston Lagonda SUV being based on the Mercedes Benz GL.