Aston Martin Reveals First SUV, the DBX

In news that may or may not delight purist fans of the brand, Aston Martin has today announced its first foray into the (literally) wide world of SUVs with its latest vehicle, the DBX.

Having spent nearly five years in development, the DBX is designed to bridge the elements of style and convenience that come with an SUV with the speed and performance of an Aston Martin sports car.

Set to be built in Aston Martin’s plant in Wales, the DBX has been designed by the company from the ground-up, a rarity in the SUV sector. Using bonded aluminium, a construction method Aston Martin has refined through the development of its sports cars, the body structure is light, but offers a high degree of stiffness, assisting in the delivery of an overall kerbweight of around 2.25 tonne.

An updated version of the zippy (and growly) 4-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 engine found in the existing DB11 and Vantage lies beneath the hood, featuring an impressive output of 550PS and 700NM of torque.

An active exhaust system means that you can have the luxury of a quiet SUV most of the time, but experience a fully-fledged Aston Martin engine roar when it’s time to put the hammer down. And speaking of, the DBX will do 0 to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds: not bad for something that’s designed to ferry the kids around.

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 signalling 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.”