Aston Martin Launch $200,000 DBX

By Paul Joseph

Following a huge amount of pre-launch hype, including sneak preview shots and videos, British luxury carmakers Aston Martin have unveiled their first ever SUV, the $200,000 Aston Martin DBX, at the Los Angeles Auto show.

The DBX is expected to follow the latest market trend of luxury SUVs becoming thebest-selling vehicle for a number of high profile car brands.

The styling of the DBX features design elements borrowed from a number of existingcars in the Aston portfolio, including the DB11 and the Vantage. However, all these styling cues have been tweaked to match the SUV body style.

Inside the cabin, the DBX is packed with luxury features and amenities, such as upholstered seats in full-grain leather. To make the cabin feel as airy as possible, it has a full-length glass panoramic sunroof.

Furthermore, buyers have the choice to get their DBX fully customised by Aston Martin’s in-house personalisation department, Q, or they can simply opt for the exclusive 1913 Package, which is packed with unique features, including special badges and plaques.

Powering the new Aston Martin DBX is the same twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 engine found in the DB11 and Vantage. However, the engine has been tuned differently for the luxury SUV, producing 542 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque, which is transferred to all four wheels through an all-wheel-drive system via a nine-speed automatic.

Aston Martin says the DBX is capable of doing the zero to 60mph sprint in just 4.3 seconds and hitting a top speed of 181mph.

Deliveries will start in the USA in the second half of 2020.

By Paul Joseph