The crossover Aston Martin will have only gasoline engines

The crossover Aston Martin will have only gasoline engines

April 6, 2018 0 By autotimesnews

The first in the history of the British brand crossover will not receive diesel, hybrid and electric power plants.

Aston Martin plans to begin production of its first SUV, which, presumably, will be named Varekai, as early as next year. Now it became known that the power scale of the model will include only gasoline engines, according to the publication Automotive News Europe, referring to the head of the British company Andy Palmer.

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The range includes turbocharged twelve-cylinder engines Aston Martin, as well as bi-turbo eight-cylinder engines Mercedes-AMG, already used on some models of the British brand. The refusal of diesel engines and hybrid power plants is explained by the lack of diesels in the brand portfolio and the high cost of hybrid systems.

Electric crossover Aston Martin will not, because for the production of electric cars will be responsible subbrand Lagonda, which last month in Geneva revealed the concept, demonstrating the further development of the design of the brand.

Recall, the crossover AM is built on the grounds of the concept DBX, whose public premiere took place in the Geneva Motor Show in 2015. By the way, it was equipped with electric motors installed in the wheel hubs and a system for the recovery of kinetic energy.

Recently it also became known that the company is working on another supercar, which will become a simplified version of Valkyrie.