In the past two years, we saw sports cars slowly morphing into something closer to sporty SUV’s. Big Names such as the Maserati Levante, Lamborghini Urus, and the Bentley Bentayga were launched recently. But there’s one big name that has been very quiet, until now. They call it the DBX SUV, Aston Martin’s first SUV to date.
It’s been 106 years since the first Aston Martin roamed the streets and everyone has been wondering what to expect from the classic and refined manufacturer, and man did they deliver for the launch in 2021. A twin-turbo 4.0-litre V-8 engine powers the engine of this superior SUV. Standard on this SUV is the Adaptive dampers and air springs. The car has a diverse set of drive modes you can choose from and is ultimately refined and relaxed yet responsive and playful.
With its adjustable ride height and descent-control features, this SUV is not only a pretty face, but you can venture off-road with it. Even though the car comes out with different body styles and height, one thing you can’t miss is the unique grille. This grille on the Astin Martin is the largest one ever made. Integrated air-ducts to aid the aerodynamics system help the brakes to cool down with openings between the front passenger door and front tyres.
This outstanding car delivers its own brand of beauty. The engine has a lusty soundtrack, so it’s not just an “SUV” but still, the Aston Martin sports car that we all know and love today.
The inside of the car is just as luxe as can be expected from this premium sports car manufacturer. The inside is stitched in full leather, soft-touch surfaces, and a microsuede headliner. The Aston Martin DBX has customizable ambient lighting, and the car comes out with a standard 12.3-inch fully digital screen. For even more relaxation it has three-zone climate control, and heated system for the front and rear seats.
For the top of the range option, the SUV includes ventilated front seats and a variety of even more superior cabin materials and a heated steering wheel. There is more than enough knee and headroom, so you will never feel that your personal space will be invaded. All of the models come out with a large 10.2-inch infotainment screen. The downside of this is that the screen is not a touch screen. You use an action called interface, and it’s controlled through the steering wheel, and then there’s also a rotary knob on the centre console. The integrated touchpad is optional when choosing your model.
The car does include some popular features for its users such as built-in navigation, several USB ports, a 12-volt charging outlet, a 14-speaker audio system and Apple CarPlay
Key performance specs are as follows:
Engine: 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8
Power and torque: 404 kW and 700 Nm
0 – 100 km/h: 4.5 sec
Top speed: 291 km/h
Kerb weight: 2245 kg