Less than US$1b is now looking like an incredibly good deal for one of the strongest automotive brands, and with sales on the up and the company entering new territories such as China, it seems like the lads from Gaydon are on a roll. At the Frankfurt IAA, Aston Martin showed off the new DBS, as well as special editions of the DB9 and V8 Vantage.
Fellow supercar makers Ferrari and Lamborghini languished behind in eleventh and seventeenth place, respectively, though it must be said the awards did seem skewed towards British brands.
Click ahead for the full list of top 20 brands in the UK.
1. Aston Martin
4. Bang & Olufsen
8. Agent Provocateur
10. Virgin Atlantic
15. Tate Modern
18. Green & Black’s