Aston Martin DBX: Aston Martin's First Ever SUV
The Aston Martin DBX prototype has been unveiled and many motoring journalists have had the opportunity to put it through its paces and provide their thoughts and opinions on Aston Martin’s first ever SUV in its 106-year history.
The Aston Martin DBX is a typical Aston at heart with a luxury, capacious and versatile SUV body. So, whether you’re driving down bond street or in the Scottish Highlands the Aston Martin DBX will be able to cater to everyone’s wants and needs.
“In fact, the DBX is more than capable of pretty much anything you’d want to use it for”
- The Telegraph
The Aston Martin DBX will have the most powerful V8 engine under the bonnet of any Aston Martin to date. Its 4.0 litre twin- turbocharged V8 is derived from the same motor found in the Aston Martin Vantage. When it comes to power outage the DBX produces 542bhp and 516 lb ft of torque. Another first for an Aston Martin road car, the DBX is exclusively available in all-wheel drive, and the sole transmission is an all-new, nine-speed automatic gearbox. In terms of fuel economy, the DBX does around 19.7 mpg on the combined cycle, with an 85-litre tank producing a range of 368 miles.
“The greatest thing is – it’s an Aston Martin”
– Mr JWW
The DBX can reach 62mph in just 4.5 seconds and has a top speed of 181mph, with six different driving modes available; GT (Normal mode), Sport, Sport+, Terrain, Terrain + and Individual mode. With each driving mode comes an adaptation in ride height. Sport and Sport + mode for example lower the air suspension by 15mm and 30mm respectively.
"On this early drive credit needs to go to Aston Martin for what it has achieved, which is the first credible performance SUV. It’s a new rival to the established superwagons and has the potential to make every other performance SUV look irrelevant and a little bit silly."
Aston Martin's dedication to luxury is effortlessly translated into the first performance SUV. Standard features include three-zone climate control, keyless entry, adaptive cruise control, blind spot mirroring, 360-degree parking cameras, heated front and rear seats, a 14-speaker premium sound system and a 10.25-inch centre console screen with Apple car play.
“I tried to think of others in the luxury SUV class I enjoy driving more and the answer that came to me over the course of the day was... none.”
- Top Gear
The Aston Martin DBX has a striking resemblance to its fellow Aston models, thanks to sleek headlights and large traditionally shaped grille and the slim LED taillights like those on the Vantage. As for wheel options, two 22-Inch wheel options will be offered at launch, with bespoke Pirelli P zero Tyres in either an All season or Winter tyre option.
“Luxury SUV buyers will be focused on buying the very best SUV that they can for the money. And on this prototype form with improvements to come, the DBX fulfils that brief brilliantly- it’s a very special car that could well be the saviour of Aston Martin”
- Auto Express