Powered by a new version of the characterful 4-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 engine found in DB11 and Vantage, DBX features an impressive output of 550PS and 700NM of torque, carefully tuned to meet the specific needs of this model.
The engine’s versatility isn’t restricted to its vocals either; the turbocharged V8 has cylinder deactivation to enhance fuel economy, yet it can also propel the car from 0 to 62mph in 4.5 seconds and on to a top speed of 181mph.
“DBX is a car that will give many people their first experience of Aston Martin ownership. As such, it needed to be true to the core values established in our sports cars, while also providing the lifestyle versatility expected of a luxury SUV,” says Dr Andy Palmer, Aston Martin Lagonda President & Group CEO.
Aston Martin’s first ever full-size 5-seat model is not only versatile in terms of the terrain that it can tackle, but it is also extremely adaptable to a wide variety of lifestyle needs and owners. Designed to accommodate the world’s 99th percentile male and 5th percentile female, DBX has been very deliberately created with instant familiarity and ease of use from the start.
Complimenting the high standard specification of DBX, which includes all available active safety systems, there are many optional accessory packages offered. We like the Pet Pack which includes a partition, a bumper protector to keep the paintwork pristine when scrabbling paws are clambering in and out of the vehicle and into the luxurious 632-litre boot space. If muddy puddles have been an integral feature of a day’s activities, then the portable washer is an ideal solution for keeping the countryside on the outside of the car.