In 2015, when Aston Martin, the British sportscar maker, showcased the DBX SUV concept, not many of us were surprised. Because, SUV is the future and if you ask us now, Coupe-SUV is certainly the future. Built a two-door DB on stilts for the concept, the production car takes a rather conservative route with four doors and a raked roofline instead of the sloping coupe-ish one.
It is being said that the final design has been privately shown to the Aston aficionados and few of the first customers of the DBX which will be known as the Varekai in production form. With the design finalised, we should expect the C-SUV to be spotted, wrapped in thick camouflage, by the end of this year, for us to figure out exactly how it would turn out to be. That is in case the internet doesn’t get the better of Aston Martin.
While the DBX was an EV concept, the Varekai will be petrol powered, with both the V8 and V12 options. Four-wheel drive need not be mentioned along with the fancy-named off-road driving modes. Adaptive suspension and a large suite of driver aids will be standard as this Aston is expected to bring in volumes.