History has been re-created over and over again the past couple years. Super and ultra luxurious car makers have defied all conventions and opinions to introduce SUVs in their fleet in light of the current craze.
The first SUV in Aston Martin’s 106 year history, which will be built in Wales, is the result of testing and development that began in 2015.
The new DBX is powered by the same 4.0-litre twin turbo V8 used in the DB11 and Vantage, with 550 hp and 700 Nm. It’s got an active exhaust system to accompany its 0 to 100 km/h run, which is done in just 4.5 seconds. Top speed is rated at over 290 km/h.
The new DBX uses a 9-speed torque converter automatic to send power to all four wheels – with the aid of an active central differential and electronic limited slip differential.
Aston Martin says that together with the steering system, the DBX can deliver sports car-like response while offering the driver a strong sense of control.
Based on the pictures, the level of opulence is clear in the new DBX with full grain leather, exquisite wood and metal trims. The headliner and electric roof blind can be upholstered in Alcantara – an industry first.
As for the class-leading spaciousness for front and rear occupants, Aston Martin Kuala Lumpur recently invited us for an exclusive preview of the new SUV.
Most of us, measuring 170-180 cm tall were pleasantly surprised how much head and leg room there was in the back seat; with 632-litre of boot space further back.
The lap of luxury is not just limited to space and the touch. Aston Martin says its adaptive air suspension with an electric anti-roll system, which can raise the DBX’s height by 45 mm or lower it by 50 mm, not only offers supreme comfort but reduced roll.
Visually-enticing as it is with frameless windows and a glass B-pillar, the DBX’s aerodynamic qualities also play a key part in passenger comfort because as one of only a few companies using computational aeroacoustics technology, Aston Martin’s engineers have been able to keep cabin noise to a minimum at speed.
Interestingly, not only was the DBX developed with feedback from private focus groups worldwide and Aston Martin’s dealerships, input from the company’s Female Advisory Board was also considered in areas like the arm rest, glovebox design and the car’s control systems.
It’s clear Aston Martin is casting its net far and wide with the new DBX – an SUV we believe would unlikely be shunned by many.
The all-new Aston Martin DBX comes with a recommended retail price of £158,000 (approx RM848k) with deliveries set to begin in Q2 of 2020.
In Malaysia, the DBX is available for booking from a starting price of RM 798,000.00 (excluding duties). For more information, visit the Aston Martin Kuala Lumpur showroom for greater detail on the new DBX or contact them at +60 (3) 2163 1196.