Aston Martin debuts DBX SUV

By CARSIFU | 20 November 2019


BEIJING: Aston Martin has unveiled its first SUV and a model that will propel the brand to new heights worldwide, is DBX.

Bringing both the versatility and indulgence expected of a luxury SUV with sports car levels of dynamic performance, DBX sets a bold new standard in this sector.

Set to be built in Aston Martin’s purpose-built manufacturing facility in St Athan, Wales, the foundation of DBX is a new dedicated SUV platform, something rarely seen across the sector.

 

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Using bonded aluminium, the body structure is light and stiff, resulting in an overall kerb weight of 2,245kg.

Powered by a new version of the 4-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 engine found in DB11 and Vantage, DBX features an output of 550PS and 700NM of torque, tuned to meet the specific needs of this model.

With a sound character that is a signature of Aston Martin, the active exhaust system ensures this is a luxury SUV that can sound refined one moment and exhilarating the next.

The turbocharged V8 has cylinder deactivation to enhance fuel economy, yet it can also propel DBX from 0 to 100kph in 4.5 seconds and on to a top speed of 290kph.

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Transmitting this power and torque to the ground is a nine-speed torque convertor automatic gearbox, allied to an all-wheel drive system with active differentials featuring an active central differential and an electronic rear limited slip differential (eDiff).

With 632 litres of boot space and 40:20:40 split folding rear seats DBX possesses all the flexible load capacity expected of an SUV with class-leading interior space. The load space offers a practical and cleanly designed space. A narrow load sill and broad aperture maximises the practicality for a variety of luggage, such as suitcases, golf bags and ski equipment.

The luxuriously handcrafted interior of DBX has been designed to provide equal space and comfort whether sitting in the front or rear of the car.



The seats are trimmed in sumptuous, full grain leather, sourced from long term partner Bridge of Weir. An industry first, both the headlining and electric roof blind are available in a luxurious Alcantara finish, providing a harmonious design, light obscuration and solar attenuation without compromising headroom.

Throughout the cabin, the DBX uses a mix of metal, glass and wood throughout the cabin.

A 10.25” TFT screen sits flush in the centre console, while a huge 12.3” TFT screen informs the driver. Apple CarPlay comes as standard, as does a 360-degree camera system and ambient lighting that offers 64 different colours in two zones.

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The first 500 owners of this model will get a ‘1913 Package’. Fitted with a unique fender badge, sill plaques and an inspection plaque detailing its limited build-run, each of these first examples will be endorsed and inspected by Andy Palmer.

Each customer will also receive a build-book signed by Aston Martin’s CEO and chief creative officer Marek Reichman and an invitation to a regionally hosted Waldorf Astoria celebration cocktail party, hosted by a member of the Aston Martin Lagonda executive team.

“The DBX is a car that will give many people their first experience of Aston Martin ownership," said Aston Martin Lagonda president and group CEO, Dr Andy Palmer.

"DBX also marks a key moment in the delivery of the third and final phase of our Second Century Plan, not only representing the promised expansion of our portfolio but also signaling the start of production at Aston Martin’s second plant."

"We have both delivered this model through our expertise, but also by garnering invaluable experience and knowledge from external counsel, including our Female Advisory Board. This is a real landmark for this great British brand and I promise that DBX will reward all who experience it in their everyday lives.”

The DBX is available for booking in Malaysia at the price of RM798,000 (price is without duty).

Potential customers can speak with Aston Martin Kuala Lumpur’s sales team in greater detail about the new DBX.

For more information, please visit www.astonmartinkualalumpur.com  or contact Aston Martin Kuala Lumpur at +60 (3) 2163 1196.


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