We saw this car a while back in terms of teasers and renderings but this is it, the official DBX. Its Aston’s first foray into the SUV market and some might say it’s taken too long others might say Aston has lost their way and shouldn’t be building SUV’s. I for one couldn’t care as long as they keep producing cars like the DB11. It’s common knowledge that SUV’s are big sellers globally and these large sales volumes help supplement cash flow to keep producing other cars like DB11’s.
Being their first SUV Aston started with a clean sheet and designed the DBX from the ground up. Being made from bonded aluminium the DBX has a kerb weight of 2245kg. This mass is controlled by Adaptive triple volume air suspension has been combined with the latest 48v electric anti-roll control system (eARC) and electronic adaptive dampers to provide the new SUV with a huge breadth of ability. With its capacity to raise the ride height by 45mm or lower it by 50mm.
This, in my opinion, must be one of the best looking SUV’s on the market and is unmistakably an Aston Martin. It has a sense of purpose, hunkered down and ready for action. I would love to see it in the metal to get a better sense of proportions. Getting this svelte SUV around at 2245kg is no easy feat but with the engine that’s in it should be easy. Powered by a new version of the characterful 4-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 engine found in DB11 and Vantage with an impressive output of 550PS and 700NM of torque. This power is sent to all four wheels using a 9-speed torque converter auto. This power and traction gives the DBX the ability to hit 100kmh in 4.5 seconds and on to a top speed of 181mph.
I love this interior design but would probably opt for a different colour. This is Aston’s most practical car yet with a full five seats and a fairly large boot rated at 632 litres. One of the many available packages is the Pet package which includes a mobile washer to take care of you muddy dog. I also find the Snow package which includes boot warmers interesting. It seems as though they have thought of a lot. A 10.25” TFT screen sits elegantly flush in the centre console, while a huge 12.3” TFT screen provides a wealth of information to the driver. The recommended retail price in the UK is £158,000 or $189,900 in the US.