The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has granted Aston Martin a temporary exemption which will allow the company to continue to sell the DB9 and Vantage in the United States.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has granted Aston Martin a temporary exemption which will allow the company to continue to sell the DB9 and Vantage in the United States.

The cars fail to meet new side-impact crash regulations, but the exemption will allow the automaker to continue to sell the DB9 until August 2016 and the Vantage until August 2017. The side-impact crash regulations won't affect the DB9 and Vantage convertibles until September 2015 but the NHTSA has already decided to give them an exemption until August 2017.

In a statement, the NHTSA said "The basis for the grant is that compliance would cause substantial economic hardship to a low volume manufacturer that has tried in good faith to comply with the standard."

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Aston Martin granted safety exemption, DB9 & Vantage can continue to be sold in U.S.