Aston Martin gets the exemption to some new safety rules in the U.S.
According to Reuters, the popular carmaker of the U.K. Aston Martin has recently gotten the temporary exemption to some safety rules, confirmed in the U.S.
We will remind you, the U.S. is one of the key car markets for Aston Martin, and that exemption is a very important step for the auto manufacturer.
The main reason of that fact is the economic situation, which has reached the reducing of the carmaker’s volume selling because of the NHTSA standards.
Owing to it, NHTSA canceled side airbags and some other safety features, which were first approved in 2010, especially for the Aston Martin models.
Last year, the auto manufacturer’s tax losses were about 40.6 million dollars because of safety standards.
Currently, there are no rules that affect some models of the Aston Martin brands, such as the Vantage and the DB9 grand tourers. The exemption will last from now to August of 2016. Moreover, the Vantage will get an additional year.
Similar rules will not affect the convertible variants of both cars that have the prices from 200,000 dollars until next September, and other models until August of 2017.
According to the report of the representative of the auto manufacturer, the exemption will help increasing of the Aston Martin’s cars selling over these three years.
If the carmaker does not win that exemption, it will lose not only money but also potential buyers. There would be big risks for the carmaker’s dealers in the U.S.
What will happen then, you will know when there is new information about the more than one hundred years old auto manufacturer of the U.K. And how the exemption influences the selling and the economic situation.
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