Surely this has to be the last of the luxury manufacturers to launch an SUV? The car maker is describing the DBX as 'an SUV with the soul of a sportscar'.
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. 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.”
The foundation of DBX is a new dedicated SUV platform, something rarely seen across the sector. Utilising bonded aluminium, a construction method Aston Martin has refined through the development of its sports cars, the body structure is both very light and incredibly stiff, assisting in the delivery of an overall kerbweight of 2,245kg.
Complimenting the incredibly high standard specification of DBX, which includes all available active safety systems, there are many optional accessory packages offered. These packages will tailor the car even further to customers’ needs, sports or pastimes. For example, the Pet package will include, amongst other things, a portable washer to help attend to the needs of a muddy dog after a walk. Alternatively, the Snow package will deliver boot warmers to make a ski trip just that little bit more pleasurable.
Small touches throughout, including separate central armrests, glovebox design and the ergonomic positioning of the car’s key control systems, have been guided carefully by the input of the brand’s Female Advisory Board, dealership feedback and a variety of private focus groups held worldwide.
The company says that with its all-wheel drive system, DBX is a car that will allow the company to increase its presence in markets' where perhaps the weather or terrain is less than conducive to rear-wheel drive sports cars'. T
Recommended Retail Price is from £158,000* in the UK, €193,500 in Germany and $189,900 in USA, but don't worry they throw in three years free servicing.