A CENTURY’S PROLOGUE
DBX offers many optional accessory packages, such as the Pet package that includes a portable washer and the Snow package that delivers boot warmers.
“To have produced such a beautiful, hand built, yet technologically advanced car is a proud moment for Aston Martin.”
— Dr. Andy Palme, Aston Martin Lagonda President & Group CEO
From a century of serving, Aston Martin has debuted its first SUV, marking a bold new chapter and a landmark moment in Aston Martin’s illustrious 106-year history. The DBX SUV was created based on the DBX concept car released in 2015, with prototype test work beginning in Wales in the end of 2018.
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, a British iconic brand. DBX also marks a key moment in the delivery of the third and final phase of our Second Century Plan, moving our second manufacturing facility in St Athan, Wales, into mass production.”
Utilising bonded aluminium, a construction method Aston Martin has refined through the development of its GT sports cars, the body structure of DBX is both incredibly light and stiff, assisting in the delivery of an overall kerbweight of 2,245kg. The adaptive triple chamber air springs enable variable spring stiffness, giving both luxurious comfort and dynamic prowess.
DBX transports up to five occupants, offering a fantastically light and spacious cabin environment with class-leading headroom and legroom combined with a full-length glass panoramic roof and frameless door glass.
The latest 48v electric anti-roll control system (eARC) – capable of 1,400Nm of anti-roll force per axle – can limit DBX’s body roll for handling that is much more akin to that of a sports car than an SUV. With its capacity to raise the ride height by 45mm or lower it by 50mm the air suspension gives any driver the confidence to tackle a wide range of terrain.
In terms of performance, DBX features an impressive output of 550PS and 700NM of torque, powered by a new version of the characterful 4-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 engine. With cylinder deactivation to enhance fuel economy, it can also propel DBX from 0 to 100kmph in 4.5 seconds and on to a top speed of 291kmph.
With a distinctive sound character that is unquestionably Aston Martin, the active exhaust system ensures both refinement and exhilaration. Equipped with a nine-speed torque convertor automatic gearbox, DBX is allied to an all-wheel drive system with active differentials featuring an active central differential and an electronic rear limited slip differential (eDiff).
Designed to allow maximum room in the cabin, DBX possesses all the flexible load capacity expected of an SUV with class-leading interior space, putting a premium on class-leading spacious headroom and legroom for both front and rear occupants, providing the driver with long-distance driving comfort.
With 632 litres of boot space and 40:20:40 split folding rear seats, it maximises the practicality for a variety of luggage, such as suitcases, golf bags and ski equipment.
Another design highlight includes the bridged centre console allowing for both flexible storage below. Framed by these materials is an abundance of technology. 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. Apple CarPlay comes as standard, as does a 360-degree camera system and ambient lighting that offers 64 different colours in two zones.
From the signature ‘DB’ grille at the front, through to the sculptured sides and design feature line, to the tailgate with a flip that draws inspiration from Vantage, this is an Aston Martin from first glance to detailed inspection. Beautiful details like the hidden side glass seals on the frameless doors and glass B-pillar finishers add an elegant sleekness and confidence to the stance.
For those who want to own the first SUV in the history of Aston Martin, the first 500 owners will benefit from an exclusive ‘1913 Package’, including a unique fender badge, sill plaques and an inspection plaque detailing its limited build-run, complementing this classy landmark model.
The daytime running lights have an integrated aerodynamic duct, which channels air through the front wheel arches and along the side, helping to reduce both drag and lift while also cooling the brakes.
Adaptive air suspension has been combined with an electric anti-roll control system and electronic adaptive dampers to provide the new SUV with a huge breadth of ability.
Aston Martin DBX