Aston Martin wants to take healthy piece of the luxury SUV pie and this is why they will be launching some time early next year their first ever SUV.
Carrying the name DBX, Aston Martin will proudly present the production-ready version of its first SUV to compete head on with the Lamborghini Urus and Bentley Bentyaga but will have the dimensions closer to the Porsche Cayenne and Maserati Levante.
The DBX promises to take Aston Martin’s qualities into another realm, blending the dynamics and elegance of a classic GT car with unprecedented levels of flexibility, endurance and ability.
The DBX marks Aston Martin’s first foray into the Sports Utility sector; it will also be the first series production car to come off the line at St Athan, the state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in South Wales that will also house the forthcoming Lagonda brand.
The DBX is still under wraps, but currently undergoing extensive development testing in a range of demanding environments, from the ice-bound roads of Pirelli’s R&D Sottozero Centre at the Flurheden Proving Ground, close to the Arctic Circle in Sweden, to the relentless heat and dust of the Middle East and the tough terrain of a Welsh Rally stage.
The fleet of pre-production prototype DBXs are also being subjected to the dynamic complexities of the Nürburgring Nordschleife, thanks to the team at the AMR Nürburgring Performance Centre.
This state-of-the-art facility also offers easy access to Germany’s autobahn network, an essential part of the testing process for any long-distance, high-speed touring car.