• 2021 Aston Martin DBX Picture Gallery

    After years of teasing and testing, the Aston Martin DBX is finally out
  • It's Aston Martin's first SUV in its 106 years of history
  • But it needed to be done if they wanted to keep up with the market
  • The DBX arrives on a market packed with SUVs where it will have to compete with models like the Cullinan or the Bentayga
  • So, why is it better than the rest?
  • First, it will be built on a new dedicated SUV platform - a first thing in the sector
  • It was built using bonded aluminium - which makes it very light and incredibly stiff
  • Design elements from the sports cars were also used on the DBX
  • Up front it features the signature ‘DB’ grille
  • The daytime running lights (DRLs) have an integrated aerodynamic duct - which helps reducing drag
  • The frameless doors feature hidden side glass seals for a more elegant look
  • And the discrete rear wing give the SUV a more aggressive stance
  • The first 500 customers will get a special "1913 Package"
  • That will add a few unique feature and will be personally endorsed and inspected by Andy Palmer
  • As no surprise the interior is all about luxury
  • But in the same time it has been design to offer class-leading headroom and legroom
  • The sports car seat are wrapped in full grain leather
  • The DBX offers a 10.25” TFT screen for the centre console and a 12.3” TFT screen for the infotainment system
  • The DBX offers 632 litres of boot space and 40:20:40 split folding rear seats
  • The DBX is powered by the same engine as the DB11: a 4-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 engine
  • It delivers 500 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque
  • These numbers are enough to offer the DBX supercar performance numbers:
  • 0 to 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds
  • And a top speed of 181 mph
  • The new DBX will go on sale in the second quarter of 2020 at a price of $189,900

Aston’s first SUV could be a hit, even if it costs a small fortune

After a long and illustrious 106 years on the market, Aston Martin has finally released its first SUV, dubbed the DBX. As a competitor for models like the Rolls-Royce Cullinan and Bentley Bentayga, research and development took longer than expected, but the result is phenomenal. The DBX rides on its own dedicated SUV platform – something that’s completely unheard of until now – and is composed of bonded to make it as light as possible and impressively stiff.

What makes it stand out visually is that Aston Martin borrowed some DNA from its existing sports cars, which is why the DBX sports the signature DB radiator grille and frameless doors, for example. Aston even went so far as integrating the DRLs into the aerodynamic ducts in the front fascia, further improving aerodynamics. A rear wing rounds out the rear and looks quite spicy sitting above that unique and extremely thin taillight strip that runs across the rear hatch.

While the exterior sports a lot of sports car DNA, the interior was designed with the goal of redefining luxury. Aston Martin claims that the DBX offers class-leading headroom and legroom, yet it features sports seats. Those, by the way, are wrapped in full-grain leather. A 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster resides ahead of the steering wheel while a 10.25-inch display handles infotainment duties. Of course, the DBX wouldn’t be suitable for the segment it competes in without decent cargo room, so you get 22.31 cubic-feet, but with 40:20:40 folding rear seats, the space increases drastically on demand.

Under the hood, the DBX is actually all DB11 as it features the same 4.0-liter, twin-turbo, V-8 that’s good for 500 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. With this kind of power, you’ll get up to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds on the way to a top speed of 181 mph. The DBX goes on sale in late-spring of 2020 with a Lamborghini Huracan-like price of $189,900.

2021 Aston Martin DBX Picture Gallery Exterior
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After years of teasing and testing, the Aston Martin DBX is finally out
2021 Aston Martin DBX Picture Gallery Exterior
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It’s Aston Martin’s first SUV in its 106 years of history
2021 Aston Martin DBX Picture Gallery Exterior
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But it needed to be done if they wanted to keep up with the market
2021 Aston Martin DBX Picture Gallery Exterior
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The DBX arrives on a market packed with SUVs where it will have to compete with models like the Cullinan or the Bentayga
2021 Aston Martin DBX Picture Gallery Exterior
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So, why is it better than the rest?
2021 Aston Martin DBX Picture Gallery Exterior
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First, it will be built on a new dedicated SUV platform - a first thing in the sector
2021 Aston Martin DBX Picture Gallery Exterior
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It was built using bonded aluminium - which makes it very light and incredibly stiff
2021 Aston Martin DBX Picture Gallery Exterior
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Design elements from the sports cars were also used on the DBX
2021 Aston Martin DBX Picture Gallery Exterior
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Up front it features the signature ‘DB’ grille
2021 Aston Martin DBX Picture Gallery Exterior
- image 872448
The daytime running lights (DRLs) have an integrated aerodynamic duct - which helps reducing drag
2021 Aston Martin DBX Picture Gallery Exterior
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The frameless doors feature hidden side glass seals for a more elegant look
2021 Aston Martin DBX Picture Gallery Exterior
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And the discrete rear wing give the SUV a more aggressive stance
2021 Aston Martin DBX Picture Gallery Exterior
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The first 500 customers will get a special "1913 Package"
2021 Aston Martin DBX Picture Gallery Exterior
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That will add a few unique feature and will be personally endorsed and inspected by Andy Palmer
2021 Aston Martin DBX Picture Gallery Exterior
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2021 Aston Martin DBX Picture Gallery Interior
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As no surprise the interior is all about luxury
2021 Aston Martin DBX Picture Gallery Interior
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But in the same time it has been design to offer class-leading headroom and legroom
2021 Aston Martin DBX Picture Gallery Interior
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The sports car seat are wrapped in full grain leather
2021 Aston Martin DBX Picture Gallery
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The DBX offers a 10.25” TFT screen for the centre console and a 12.3” TFT screen for the infotainment system
2021 Aston Martin DBX Picture Gallery Interior
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The DBX offers 632 litres of boot space and 40:20:40 split folding rear seats
2021 Aston Martin DBX Picture Gallery Exterior
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The DBX is powered by the same engine as the DB11: a 4-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 engine
2021 Aston Martin DBX Picture Gallery Exterior
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It delivers 500 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque
2021 Aston Martin DBX Picture Gallery Exterior
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These numbers are enough to offer the DBX supercar performance numbers:
2021 Aston Martin DBX Picture Gallery Exterior
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0 to 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds
2021 Aston Martin DBX Picture Gallery Exterior
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And a top speed of 181 mph
2021 Aston Martin DBX Picture Gallery Exterior
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The new DBX will go on sale in the second quarter of 2020 at a price of $189,900
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