Aston Martin’s DBX SUV is on track for a debut in December, and as part of the development, a model has taken to Germany’s Nürburgring for some high-speed testing.
2020 Aston Martin DBX Spy Shots
Evaluating from our spy shots and video, the DBX will be a small to mid-size SUV with proportions similar to those of the Alfa Romeo Stelvio. The tester is heavily camouflaged. However, you can currently see several Aston Martin’s existing cars styling cues. You can expect the DBX to resemble a stretched Vantage on stilts.
Some readers will remember that Aston Martin also utilized the DBX name for a 2015 concept previewing the SUV’s design. There were rumors the car manufacturer would choose a different name for production, with Varekai being one of the recommendations. Instead, Aston Martin has selected to stick to DBX, which links the SUV with the automaker’s DB line of cars.
2020 Aston Martin DBX Platform
The DBX uses a new platform explicitly established for a high-riding vehicle efficient in off-road conditions, but the building and construction is the same extruded and bonded aluminum process Aston Martin utilizes for its cars. Unique to the DBX program is a concentrate on suspension technology to resolve the SUV’s increased mass, size, and purpose.
2020 Aston Martin DBX Engine
While Aston Martin initially thought of the SUV as an electric car, that has changed due to the automaker’s revival of Lagonda as an EV brand name. The DBX is now expected to debut with a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 sourced from Mercedes-AMG. A hybrid powertrain making use of a new V-6 established internally at Aston Martin is likewise a possibility.
2020 Aston Martin DBX Production
Production of the DBX will take location at Aston Martin’s new plant in St Athan, Wales, which later on this year will begin churning out the Rapide E electrical sport sedan. The DBX will start production in mid-2020, and later on 2 Lagonda models, an SUV and sedan will be included.
The DBX is expected to be Aston Martin’s most popular, though production will be limited to maintain the marque’s exclusivity. CEO Andy Palmer has mentioned that no greater than 5,000 examples will be built annually.
The SUV is the 4th of 7 cars guaranteed under Aston Martin’s Second Century strategy. The first was the DB11 which has considering that been followed by an upgraded Vantage and new DBS Superleggera.
After the DBX will be a mid-engine Vanquish supercar around 2021, a Lagonda SUV around 2022 and a Lagonda sedan around 2023. Aston Martin will then duplicate the seven-car cycle with revamped models. And along the way, we’ll likewise see special edition models like the Valkyrie and Valhalla hypercars.