Aston Martin called the release dates of the first crossoverNovember 8, 2018
Aston Martin will introduce the first in its history serial crossover in the fourth quarter of 2019. It is reported by the press service of the British brand.
The car will be assembled at a new plant in St. Atan, Wales, where more than 700 jobs will be created. Production of the crossover will start in early 2020. The same plant will produce Aston Martin electric cars, as well as new luxury cars that will be sold under the Lagonda brand.
As for the Aston Martin crossover, then, according to preliminary data, it will be called Varekai. The forerunner of such a car, called the DBX, was introduced in the spring of 2015 at the Geneva Motor Show. For now, it is known that the product model, unlike the two-door prototype, will receive a body with four doors. Novelty will compete with Bentley Bentayga, Lamborghini Urus, Porsche Cayenne and Maserati Levante.
Initially it was assumed that the serial DBX will be built on the basis of Mercedes-Benz in the framework of the cooperation agreement between Aston Martin and Daimler. Subsequently, the British denied this information.
According to unofficial data, the basic version of the SUV will get a four-liter twin-turbo V8 engine produced by Mercedes-AMG with a capacity of about 600 horsepower. The top version will be equipped with a 5.2-liter V12 engine with two turbines, issuing approximately 750 horsepower.