Right up from the Italians known for their beautiful supercars to the Britishers with luxury cars being their forte. Everybody came into the SUV segment, Lamborghini brought the Urus, Rolls Royce came with the Cullinan.
Now comes the SUV from the British manufacturer who is known not only for luxury but also for their sports cars. Aston Martin has finally revealed the DBX. Their take on the very popular category i.e. Sports Utility Vehicle.
To start with the name, the DB comes from David Brown initials who worked with Aston Martin for many years and had a huge affect on their vision as a company. The platform is all new. Infact the new bonded aluminum chassis weighs only 1,145 kg and the SUV weighs a total of 2,245kg. That is very decent numbers for an SUV.
The front looks typical Aston Martin style, the headlamp, the grille makes you easily recognize the brand. While the rear gets all LED taillamps which joins by a thin LED strips and looks quite unique when the sun goes down.
Interiors and features
The interior is what you would expect from an SUV of this class, and Aston Martin. A sea of Alcantara leather and high quality materials as you step inside. It has frameless doors glass, a full length panoramic sunroof, 10.25 inch infotainment display with all the bells and whistles. And the drivers gets a bigger 12.3 inch instrument cluster display.
11 accessory packs for different individual customizations, and a huge 632 litres of boot space. Safety features include Electronic stability control, traction control, roll-over stability control, hill descent control, hill start assist, forward-collision warning, adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, traffic sign recognition, and blind-spot warning, yes that’s all standard.
Engine and Suspension
Let’s talk about the heart of this Big yet light SUV. An AMG sourced 4.0 Litre unit with 8 cylinders aligned in V shape making 542hp at 6,500 rpm and 700Nm of peak torque. Which makes it take a sprint to 100 in just 4.3 seconds and a top speed of 290kmph. Riding on 22-inch Pirellis, it has six piston discs in the front which are 410mm, while 390mm at the rear.
Before we go to the price and launch dates, the last talking point is the suspension. A double wishbone setup at the front and a multi-link setup at the rear with triple-chamber air springs, and adaptive dampers from Bilstein. They also have something special for anti roll bars, a 48V electric motor to counter the rolling around corners and limiting body roll. It also comes with all-wheel-drive.
To be launched next year and prices start around When it launches next year, the DBX will be priced at around $189,000 in America. Aston Martin took a little while to come in this segment but they came with a complete product, ready to take on the competition.
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