Aston Martin DBX crossover will be built on a completely new platformJuly 21, 2018
The British company Aston Martin is going to use for the first in its history crossover DBX a completely new platform that will support all the “latest” technologies of the brand. Aston Martin DBX should be officially introduced before the end of 2019.
Speaking at the Road and Track conference at the Festival of Speed in Goodwood (UK), the chief engineer of the British Aston Martin brand Matt Becker said that the company’s first ever crossover will be the culmination of all that the company has been doing all through its existence. “That huge baggage of knowledge that was obtained during the long history of Aston Martin”
“Our innovation from the SUV segment will receive a completely new platform and our new, innovative technologies. Special attention of our engineers was focused on the creation of a car suspension, “Becker said.
According to Matt Becker, the DBX crossover will be delivered with an active anti-roll system and triple air springs. Similar systems are used in the British crossover Bentley Bentayga and its German analog Porsche Cayenne.
While DBX will largely rely on performance, Aston claims that engineers will also not forget about its practicality – it’s the same crossover. Imagine a British version of the Porsche Cayenne, and you get an idea of what to expect from the new items from Aston Martin.
Our foreign colleagues from well-known automotive publications claim that the British DBX crossover will be offered with a diesel V-shaped 8-cylinder engine with a 2nd turbocharger from Mercedes-AMG, which will work with an electric motor. In the sports compartment DB11, this V8 engine delivers 503 hp power. And given the fact that an electric motor will also be installed in the crossover, which can add another 200 hp, the total power of the hybrid power plant DBX can be at 700 hp. Let’s notice, that between the German brand Mercedes-Benz and the British motor-car manufacturer the agreement is signed, within the framework of which they will share among themselves technologies.
Recently, we wrote that Aston Martin is launching the DBS Superleggera configurator.