Thu. Feb 27th, 2020

New Models: New Aston Martin DBX finally fully revealed as British brand?s first SUV

Aston Martin has finally fully unwrapped its new DBX, which arrives as both the first SUV and the first full five-seater in the British firm’s 106-year history.

The Gaydon-based automaker promises the new DBX combines the “versatility and indulgence” expected of a luxury SUV with “sportscar levels of dynamic performance”.

Built at Aston Martin’s new manufacturing facility in Wales, the DBX runs on a new dedicated SUV platform. The company says that thanks to its use of bonded aluminium, the body structure is “both very light and incredibly stiff”, resulting in a kerb weight of 2 245 kg.

Power comes from the Mercedes-AMG-sourced twin-turbo 4,0-litre V8 shared with the DB11 and Vantage, although here it offers 405 kW and 700 N.m (and a “sound character that is unquestionably Aston Martin”). That’s enough, says Aston Martin, for a sprint from standstill to 100 km/h in 4,5 seconds and a top speed of 292 km/h.

A nine-speed torque convertor automatic transmission sends drive to all four wheels, while adaptive air suspension combines with a 48 V electric anti-roll control system and electronic adaptive dampers to lend the DBX what Aston terms “a huge breadth of ability”.

Inside, the British company claims “class-leading” levels of headroom and legroom, as well as 632 litres of boot space. There’s also a full-length glass panoramic roof and frameless door glass, along with full-grain leather trim, plenty of Alcantara and a range of wood, composite and metal veneers.

In terms of technology, the DBX features a 10,25-inch TFT screen in the centre console as well as a 12,3-inch TFT screen ahead of 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.

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