Built on brand-new architecture, Aston Martin has debuted it’s first SUV, the DBX. As for the naming, the initials come from David Brown who defined Aston Martin, and whose vision continues.
Aston Martin DBX is an epitome of the brand’s design language in a new form. The SUV is built on a unique body architecture unique to DBX, while design and proportions embody the style one has come to associate with Aston Martin.
The Aston Martin grille is hard to misidentify, and creates an evocative face for DBX. Key to its front face and design, the bonnet’s muscular curvature come together to create a look that spells from the house of Aston Martin.
DBX isn’t just a design focus. It brings with it the needs of a modern day SUV – all-wheel drive with variable torque distribution and height adjustable air suspension. The use of aluminium in building its architecture is because it’s bonded not only for strength and toughness, but makes the structure ultra-lightweight.
Powering the Aston Martin SUV is the same engine which is seen in Mercedes AMG cars. This AMG V8 4 liter twin-turbo engine delivers 542 hp and 700 Nm torque. This is the same engine which Aston Martin also uses to power their DB11 V8. Speaking about numbers, top speed is 291 kmph while 0-100 kmph is achieved in 4.5 seconds.
DBX relies on double wishbone front suspension combined with a multi-link rear axle, and electronic adaptive damping for every wheel. Similar to the Aston martin ethos, DBX promises top notch ride and handling, and drives ‘like a sports car’. Aston Martin DBX alongwith its wide range offering, as is customary with the brand, is offered with a curated collection of accessories to meet personal needs.
Aston Martin Lagonda President & Group CEO, Dr. Andy Palmer said: “I can’t emphasise enough how incredibly exciting and significant DBX is for Aston Martin. Through its development alone, this beautiful SUV has already taken the company into new territories and in inspiring directions. DBX also marks a key moment in the delivery of the third and final phase of our Second Century Plan, not only representing the promised expansion of our portfolio but also signaling the start of production at Aston Martin’s second manufacturing plant.
We have both delivered this model through our expertise, but also by garnering invaluable experience and knowledge from external counsel, including our Female Advisory Board. This is a real landmark for this great British brand and I promise that DBX will reward all who experience it in their everyday lives.”