What do we know about the first Aston Martin crossover?October 8, 2019
As part of this review article, I will explain all the facts about the first crossover in the history of the British brand Aston Martin. It is known that the new product will receive the designation DBX, and its presentation will take place in December this year.
For the first time, Aston Martin announced its intention to add a crossover lineup in March 2015, introducing an SUV concept called DBX. Soon after, company officials confirmed their intention to release a production version of the previously presented concept car.
Creating your own crossover at a time when this particular type of car is gaining immense popularity around the world can be called a considered step – the fact is that the British brand is now in poor financial condition. The new Aston Martin DBX will compete with other premium crossovers such as the Bentley Bentayga Speed and Lamborghini Urus.
Even taking into account the fact that all the noticed prototypes of the British novelty were covered with a thick camouflage film, you can notice the aggressive exterior of the crossover – a roof spoiler, convex wheel arches, a hefty false radiator grille, “sharp” taillights.
The automaker has not yet published photos of the interior of its long-awaited crossover, but the available “spy” images showed that the engineers decided to borrow many elements from the salons of modern Mercedes models. The fact is that these two companies have been exchanging technologies for a long time in the framework of the partnership. The infotainment system will also be borrowed from the German brand, and it will be interesting to see if DBX will receive a new MBUX complex with two screens or whether it will be an old-fashioned COMAND, like the Aston Martin Vantage.
Under the hood, the Aston Martin DBX will have a 4.0-liter V8 with two turbines, which was also taken from Mercedes-AMG, this engine is equipped with models Vantage and DB11. For a crossover, the engine power will be 542 horsepower (700 Nm). The novelty will also receive a 5.2-liter V12 Aston Martin with two turbines. In the DB11 AMR, this engine delivers a maximum of 630 hp. (700 Nm). Buyers will also be offered a plug-in hybrid engine. The crossover will be available with an all-wheel drive system with a mode for drifting (the rear axle will work mainly).
Aston Martin announced that the production version of the DBX crossover will be shown in December 2019. Most likely, the premiere will take place at a separate event, and not at one of the major car dealerships.
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