I feel ZERO pity for Aston Martin's dismal sales. The entire luxury car world has moved onto SUVs and for some idiotic reason, Aston Martin has not. Here's a quick list of when modern luxury/sporty SUV's have been launched by European based manufacturers (not counting G-Wagen, LM002, Land Rover, random outliers) to put this in perspective.
1998: Mercedes ML (ML55 in 2000)
1999: BMW X5 (X5 4.8is in 2004)
2002: Porsche Cayenne
2005: Audi Q7 (SQ7 in 2016)
2016: Jaguar F-Pace
2016: Alfa Romeo Stelvio
2016: Maserati Levante
2018: Lamborghini Anus
The more I look at the list above, the more I'm disappointed in Aston Martin. Sure I wouldn't expect them to come out with an answer to the SUV craze the year after the Cayenne debuted in 2002, but we're almost 20 years into the SUV craze and they still don't have a product out?! How much proof do they need that this segment is a huge sales success?