The Aston Martin SUV is here. I’ll admit, when the world’s top luxury autos began their descent into the sport utility market, I didn’t love it. A partial truth, yes. Maserati graced us with the Levante back in 2015. Bentley followed suit by introducing the Bentayga, a mid-size crossover SUV. But the model that intrigued me the most, was the DBX. It was relieved as a concept by Aston Martin back in 2015. Once I got a glimpse of the DBX prototype, I was sold. I was simply dying to see what the 106-year-old London brand had in store for its future release.
Inside the 2021 Aston Martin SUV
Fast-forward to today, Aston Martin’s SUV is positioned to take off this year. It’s an instant reminder why the brand continues to be the industry’s backbone. The bold new silhouette busts onto the scene with calls back to Aston Martin’s sleek design details. The aptly named “DBX” is a audacious new chapter in company’s history. As a result, it brings with it some nuance to the style and class of the brand’s coupe counterparts.
Of the new release, Aston Martin Lagonda President & Group CEO, Andy Palmer said, “I can’t emphasise enough how incredibly exciting and significant DBX is for Aston Martin. Through its development alone, this beautiful SUV has already taken the company into new territories and in inspiring directions. DBX also marks a key moment in the delivery of the third and final phase of our Second Century Plan, not only representing the promised expansion of our portfolio but also signaling the start of production at Aston Martin’s second manufacturing plant. We have both delivered this model through our expertise, but also by garnering invaluable experience and knowledge from external counsel, including our Female Advisory Board. This is a real landmark for this great British brand and I promise that DBX will reward all who experience it in their everyday lives.”
The DBX uses bonded aluminum–a process which the brand has polished with its sports car production–making the overall vehicle a light (and stiff) 5,000lbs. The Aston Martin SUV is powered by an updated version of the DB11’s 4-liter, twin turbo V8 engine (read more about that in our DB11 review here). With an output of 516ft-lb of torque, the DBX boasts a 0 to 62mph in just 4.5 seconds, and reaches a top speed of 181mph. In true SUV fashion, it’s versatile when it comes to different terrains off the road. You wouldn’t catch me dead taking an Aston Martin into some off-the-beaten path, rocky runway–but to each their own.
When it comes to the DBX’s striking interior, we’d expect nothing less than what we get from the new Aston Martin SUV. Spacious and comfortable as always, the interior boasts class-leading headroom beneath its full-length panoramic glass roof. The DBX’s seats are clad in full-grain leather from the brand’s long time partner, Scotland-based Bridge of Weir. The rest of the cabin is rounded out by accents of refined metal and contemporary wood. In addition, the DBX can be customized by Aston Martin’s personalized service concierge. While I’ve yet to get behind the wheel, Aston Martin’s first bid with the SUV market looks promising. As it stands, the 2021 DBX comes with a suggested retail of $189,000. Find out more by contacting our local retailer at Aston Martin Summit or call 908-468-2070 to schedule a test drive as soon as the DBX hits their inventory.