Aston Martin DBX SUV. You heard it is coming. You have seen it in camo. Now meet the real deal. The first-ever Sports Utility Vehicle for the over a century British marque is finally available. Well, kind of available.
It is available to order, but first deliveries will only start in Q2 2020. Aston Martin DBX heralds a new era for the marque. If you ask me, that ‘a new era’ proclamation should be its first electric vehicle.
Anywho… the DBX is powered by a new version of the automaker’s 4L twin turbocharged V8 engine, as found in DB11 and Vantage, and featuring cylinder deactivation to achieve frugality.
The V8 unit puts out a hefty 550 PS (542 HP) and turns out a metal-twisting 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque. The power is put to good use on all four wheels via a nine-speed torque convertor automatic gearbox and active differentials that comprised of an active central differential and an electronic rear limited slip differential.
It seats 5, boasts 632L of cargo space and 40:20:20 split fold rear seats, all while capable of rocketing it from naught to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.5 seconds and on to a top speed of 291 km/h (181 mph).
We do not need to tell you the rest. I mean, this is an Aston Martin and as such, a well appointed, luxurious cabin is expected. In fact, if you already clamoring for one, you should be on it, like, right on.
But before you jump into it, you ought to be sure you have at least six figures in your vault because, each unit is going to run you back at a pretty bank-breaking $189,900 (or £158,000 in the U.K. or €193,500 in Europe).
All images courtesy of Aston Martin.