“Change is always part of the business,” said Gorin, who is also chairman of the Aston Martin dealer advisory panel for the Americas. “With Lawrence Stroll taking his stake in Aston Martin, I expected that there would be a change at the top.”
Gorin has been an Aston Martin dealer since 1997 and credited Palmer, who became CEO in 2014, for moving beyond a one platform lineup and revamping the automaker’s portfolio, pointing to the DB11 and its variants, the DBS, the Vantage and the most visible product change, the DBX.
Palmer “brought a sense of growth and he brought a sense of change that was very much needed,” Gorin said.
Aston Martin has 44 dealerships in its Americas region, including 36 in the U.S. The attitude among Aston Martin’s U.S. dealers is strong, Gorin said, especially since the DBX is set to arrive at U.S. dealerships in the August-September time frame, he noted.
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