The legendary British sports-car maker ventured into SUV territory with the debut of the Aston Martin DBX. Built on a bespoke aluminium body structure the DBX combines the brand’s signature performance and design elements into a vehicle that is highly capable to achieve exceptional dynamics both on and off-road. At the exterior features a curvaceous styling, shares a lot of its styling elements borrowed from the Vantage with a big signature grille and a distinctive ducktail spoiler on its hatchback. Inside, the DBX has the luxury goods to match its performance, full-grain leather-trimmed seats, a 10.25” TFT screen sits elegantly flush in the centre console, while a huge 12.3” TFT screen provides information to the driver, with a contemporary range of exquisite wood, composite and metal veneers ensure that the cabin can be tailored to any taste.
It’s powered by a new version of the characterful 4-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 engine found in DB11 and Vantage, DBX features an impressive output of 550PS and 700NM of torque, capable to propel DBX from 0 to 62mph in 4.5 seconds and on to a top speed of 181mph.
“DBX is a car that will give many people their first experience of Aston Martin ownership. As such it needed to be true to the core values established in our sports cars, while also providing the lifestyle versatility expected of a luxury SUV. To have produced such a beautiful, hand built, yet technologically advanced car is a proud moment for Aston Martin.” said in a press release Aston Martin Lagonda President & Group CEO, Dr. Andy Palmer.
Aston Martin aims to make its SUVs more appealing to families, the brand unveiled a month ago a range of accessories for the new DBX SUV.
Aston Martin DBX is on sale now priced from £158,000 in the UK, €193,500 in Germany and $189,900 in USA, with first deliveries scheduled to begin in the second half of 2020.
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