- The DBX will be the first-ever SUV from Aston Martin
- Expected to break cover later this year.
Aston Martin is gearing up for the official unveiling of their first-ever high-riding vehicle – the DBX. Set to break cover before the end of this year, the SUV from the British luxury sports car brand was recently spotted flexing its muscle at the German race track.
Keeping with the heritage, the DBX will surely have a pedigree of a thoroughbred sports car. The only difference will be the added girth. Aston Martin has been testing the DBX for quite some time now, which means the final product will surely be worth the wait. Built on an all-new platform, the DBX will be manufactured at the newly laid production line in St Athan. This new platform will also underpin the upcoming Lagonda sedan and SUV in 2021.
Aston Martin DBX prototypes have already undergone testing in deserts of Middle East, on the German Autobahn and now the Nurburgring testing proves that much thoughts have gone into the DBX. It is expected to look handsome as well. It will have family gaping grille up front and at the back, the stout ducktail-type boot will surely grab some attention. The interior, meanwhile, will be shared with the rest of the Aston Martin line-up.
Under the hood, the DBX will borrow an AMG powertrain, just like the DB11 V8 and the Vantage. There might be an option of the V12 as well, but chances of it happening are very slim. Meanwhile, Mercedes’ develop hybrid powertrain for the DBX is also on the cards but that will come at a later date. When revealed, the 4.0-litre V8 under the hood is expected to churn out around 500bhp.
Aston Martin is expected to drop the covers off the DBX before the end of this year, before the production begins in early 2020. After it goes on sale in international markets, the all-new DBX will surely come to India as well.