Aston Martin has pulled the wraps off its highly-anticipated crossover SUV called the DBX. Aston Martin’s first-ever SUV rides on a bespoke platform developed specifically for this vehicle, delivering an unparalleled blend of performance, luxury, and practicality never before seen in the Aston Martin brand.
One look at this crossover SUV and it’s easy to tell that it belongs to the British luxury grand tourer brand. Its fascia is dominated by Aston Martin’s signature wide gaping grille, flanked by a slim pair of LED headlights. The LED daytime running lights have a rectangular shape and are located where the foglights are. A sloping roofline gives the DBX a dynamic look, which then tapers towards the integrated rear ducktail spoiler inspired by the Vantage. Lastly, the rear LED taillights run across the width of the DBX, which is also a design trait seen in the Vantage.
The interior is an eclectic mix of Alcantara, metal, and full-grain leather surfaces. Highlighting the elegant interior is a “floating” center console and a 12.3-inch fully digital gauge cluster. Infotainment duties are provided by the 10.25-inch infotainment system based on the Mercedes-Benz COMAND interface.
Under the hood of the DBX is a 4.0-liter Mercedes-AMG sourced V8 engine, delivering 542 hp and 700 Nm of torque. Power is sent to all four wheels via a 9-speed automatic transmission, letting the DBX accelerate from 0-100 kph in 4.5 seconds all the way to 291 kph.
Aston Martin has fitted the DBX with an adaptive triple-volume air suspension using a 48-volt electric anti-roll control system and electronic adaptive dampers. With this system, the DBX is able to provide excellent ride and handling as well as the ability to let the DBX rise by 45 mm when going over rough terrain or lower by 50 mm during long highway drives for better aerodynamics.
The Aston Martin DBX will first go on sale in the US as well as various other European markets shortly.