The new Aston Martin DBX
Many luxury car brands joined the SUV market in the last years, Lamborghini with the Urus or Rolls Royce with the Cullinan. Most manufacturer now offer SUVs but tbh I’m really not fan of SUVs and also I hoped that Aston won’t join that trend, but they did and well the result is better as I expected.
In 2015 Aston Martin first showed a concept of a SUV in Geneva which just looked like a Db11 with offroad package, but that was only a teaser what Aston Martin could offer in the future. Already in the year 2017 Aston Martin built a new factory for their SUV where 5000 units will be produced. In 2019 the company officially presented the new model, the DBX in Peking which makes sense in my opinion as they will probably export a lot to China.
Now about the DBX design, it doesn’t look like the typical soccer mom cruiser, the car got typical Aston parts like grill and the headlights which are quite similar to the ones from the DB11/DBS. But one special design element is the back which looks directly cut out of the latest Vantage. All in all it’s a really huge looking SUV like its competitors.
The performance of the DBX is quite impressive, the 4litre-V8 AMG engine with twin turbos produces 550 hp which is enough power to accelerate the car in 4.5 seconds to 62Mph/100Kmh. The top speed of the Aston is 291kmh which is only 14 kmh slower as the Urus. The DBX is delivered with 4wd and a 9-speed automatic transmission. It also got a technical features like air suspension, that will be useful if you drive offroad even if not many of these will see gravel to be realistic.
The base price of the Aston starts at 191,000€ but I’m sure it can easily be increased by the tons of extras that are available, like the cup heater in the front or the snow package with the ski boots heater. I’m still not sure what to think about the Aston but I really hope it will sell very well so Aston will have enough money to spent on future developments. If you want to know more about the features you can start configuring your own DBX here
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