Aston Martin confirms DBX name for SUV

Cornelia Mascio
Novembre 17, 2018

DBX is scheduled to be unveiled in the last quarter of 2019 and will be built at Aston Martin Lagonda's St Athan facility. It was being put through its paces on the Welsh Rally stage this year in the hands of the company's Chief Engineer, Matt Becker. He was referring to the Bentley Bentayga, which uses Volkswagen Group's Major League Baseball architecture like its siblings, the Lamborghini Urus, Porsche Cayenne, Audi Q7 and Q8, and VW Touareg. In addition, Aston gave the public its first look at the first SUV in company history.

As these official "spy photos" show, Aston Martin's long anticipated SUV will boast a silhouette that could nearly be mistaken for an F-Pace or Levante - with, perhaps, the exception of that peculiar duckbill at the rear.

The vehicle has already undergone simulation testing, but the first prototype drive in Wales marks the beginning of so-called "real world" testing.

Aston notes that the DBX required a new test program, which makes sense, and that it "will perform with the verve and poise of a true Aston Martin", but also "will extend into areas previously off-limits to the marque's sporting roots".

It has been officially confirmed that the SUV will wear the DBX badge. First off, the concept's two-door coupe body has been replaced by a traditional four-door SUV layout. However, it's likely an EV variant will follow after the initial launch.

Official pricing for the Aston Martin DBX has not been announced. Created to compete with the Bentley Bentayga, Lamborghini Urus, Maserati Levante and Ferrari "FUV", the vehicle is expected to become one of the Gaydon firm's best-selling models. All DBXs will be built there before the site gears up to produce all Aston Martin EVs, and potentially also those branded Lagonda.

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