The Kuwaiti company, however, is in the midst of restructuring its assets, compelling it to divest (much like Ford did in 2007) itself of its interests in Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd. According to the report, there are two prospective buyers. One is Mahindra & Mahindra, an Indian automaker that could, like its rival Tata, be looking to acquire a storied British auto marque. The other is Toyota
, which has been closely allied with Aston these past few years. Its CEOs very publicly swapped cars at the Nurburgring
last year and partnered on Aston's Cygnet program, which is essentially a luxified Toyota iQ.