No, it’s not an upcoming Aston Martin but it surely throws some light on what a sleeker DBX might look like

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Aston Martin’s first-ever SUV, the DBX, is already confirming its status as the brand’s savior. This is no surprise, though. Exotic SUVs are selling like hotcakes which begs us to ask the question: will an even sportier-looking Aston Martin makes sense in today’s sales climate? The Vigorous design study is here to answer that.

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Just so you know, as we speak, Aston Martin is pushing around 90 DBXs every month in the U.S. Not only that, but according to Ed Moran, Interim President of Aston Martin of the Americas, “the vast majority of those that signed up for the DBX have followed through, just over 95 percent, which from our perspective has been a fantastic statistic.”

So, there you have it. The DBX has drawn serious interest from luxury SUV customers. With that in mind, we’re asking this question: would an even hotter SUV from Aston Martin make sense given the DBX’s popularity?

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A potential answer comes from Chinese exterior designer Jiaqi Han, who concocted the so-called Vigorous design study during his time with the ArtCenter College of Design in California. The Vigorous is supposed to be a fully-electric vehicle that tries to unify the DBX’s high-riding posture and the roofline and fluidity of the Vantage. Simultaneously, it should provide “practical daily usage and extraordinary power.”

While the designer isn’t offering details on what might set in motion the Vigorous – perhaps two or even four electric motors fed by a battery pack, there’s an interesting approach when it comes to cargo space. The smaller front doors aren’t exactly doors in the traditional sense, as the suicide-style configuration opens to reveal two storage spaces on each side of the car.

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This is something new and creative as far as luggage management goes and it goes on to show that solutions can be found to make future EVs more practical. Speaking of electric vehicles, Aston Martin plans to electrify its lineup by 2025 and by 2030, it will only sell internal combustion-engine vehicles for track use.

Aston Martin DBX specifications
Engine 4.0-liter twin-turbo AMG V-8
Horsepower 542 HP
Torque 516 LB-FT
0 to 60 mph 4.3 seconds
Top Speed 181 mph

Source: Jiaqi Han Design

Tudor Rus
Tudor Rus
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Tudor’s first encounter with cars took place when he was only a child. Back then, his father brought home a Trabant 601 Kombi and a few years later, a Wartburg 353. At that time, he was too young to know how they worked and way too young to drive them, but he could see one thing – each of them had a different ethos and their own unique personality. As time went on, he started seeing that in other cars as well, and his love for the automobile was born.  Read full bio
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