If the latest rumors are true, the Aston Martin DBX SUV concept is going to enter the production stage somewhere in 2019. With this all-electric crossover, the company seeks to enter the SUV market for the first time. Given its pedigree for class and luxury, the British manufacturer will surely offer something unique and high-end. Aside from having trademark Aston Martin design and styling, this model is also expected to impress with its powertrain and tech. Therefore, despite being basically a rookie in the SUV game, the DBX will surely challenge the Tesla Model Y and the Bentley Bentayga.
Aston Martin DBX – Exterior Look and Styling
When it comes to its exterior, the Aston Martin DBX SUV concept is clearly meant to impress. Its overall styling is unmistakable and clearly reflects the British manufacturer’s sense of class. At the first glance, the DBX definitely ranks among the most graceful and sleekest models in the segment.
The concept vehicle sports the famous Aston Martin grille, which is surrounded by attractive LED headlight units. It also features a special Black Pearl Chromium paint shade and machined billet aluminum. In the back, we can see traditional Aston Martin cues as well. These include the bumper and wrap-around light units, which are quite similar to the ones found on the Vanquish. A unique element is a semi-floating roof, which features buttresses that hover over the rear wings.
Interior design and technology
Right now, there is still little information regarding the interior of the DBX SUV concept. However, given the manufacturer’s history and reputation, we should see a top-notch cabin, filled with high-end materials. Most sources claim that the cabin will have a 2+2 configuration. They also claim that the majority of the cabin will come covered in Nubuck leather.
This material will even cover the brake pedals and the accelerator as well. Apart from the leather, there will most likely be plenty of machined aluminum and some chrome. Of course, aside from having top-notch materials, the Aston Martin DBX will also feature high-end tech options too. Some of these will include the latest heads-up display, exterior door cameras, a panoramic roof, and so on.
Engines, Specs and Performance of the Aston Martin DBX
Even though the Aston Martin DBX is expected to be a full-electric vehicle, the first models will have 2 gasoline engine variants. One of them is Mercedes’ 4.0-Liter twin-turbo V8, which produces 503 hp and 513 lb-ft of torque. The other is a mighty 5.2-liter twin-turbo V12, which is capable of outputting 600 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque.
The full-electric powertrain and possibly a hybrid one will come a few years after the DBX’s official debut in 2019. The all-electric variant will feature in-wheel electric motors for each wheel. While it is known that it will be powered by a lithium-sulfur battery, there is still no information regarding its power output.
Market Release and Cost
According to the companies’ officials, the Aston Martin DBX will most likely hit the market in late 2019 or early 2020. Its price will range from $195.000 to $260.000.