-The British luxury carmaker’s second manufacturing facility at St Athan is where the DBX will be manufactured.
-First SUV from Aston Martin since it was founded in 1913.
Aston Martin is jumping on the SUV bandwagon with the all-new DBX. The first high riding vehicle from the British marque has been under development for quite some time now and is slated to break cover by the end of 2019. Ahead of that, the Gaydon based carmaker has announced that the production of the DBX has commenced at their newly instated St. Athan facility.
Here we have the digital rendering of the upcoming DBX based on all the espied prototypes and Aston Martin's newest design philosophy. We know now that the DBX adopts the styling first seen in DB10 Concept, which was later put into production on the new-gen Vantage. Which means the off roader will carry sleek LED headlamps design flanking a pronounced Aston grille. However, being an SUV, the grille will appear larger than life and that will surely make the DBX stand out amongst it’s other SUV counterparts. The headlamps lightning signature will be akin to the DB11. And there will be air vents on the hood to feed extra air to the forced induction motor sitting underneath. Also part of the design are the flared wheel arches that will lend the SUV a sportier stance. What’s more, roof rails and body cladding will be part of the package. On the inside, the cabin will borrow most of its bits and pieces from other vehicles in the line-up.
Powering the DBX will be the AMG-sourced 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8. But, the legendary V12 from Aston Martin's own stable will also be offered at a later date. Apart from that, since the St. Athan facility will also make hybrid and electric vehicles like the Rapide E and the upcoming Logonda products, a hybrid/EV version of the DBX isn’t ruled out either. What remains to be seen is whether there will also be a high-performance AMR version for the SUV.