After all the teaser and camouflage shots of the new Aston Martin DBX, the 106 years old company finally pull off the covers for the new Aston Martin DBX. The new Aston Martin DBX have started the research and development since 2015 in Wales. This is the 1st Aston Martin is combining performance and practicality into one car while still carrying the company image.
The new Aston Martin DBX will be produce in their purpose-built manufacturing facility in St. Athan, Wales. The Aston Martin DBX is built on a new dedicated SUV platform that allowed all departments within Aston Martin to innovate and push boundaries of what British design and engineering can create. The new dedicated SUV platform is fitted with bonded aluminium, a process refined by Aston Martin, to keep the new Aston Martin DBX kerbweight to a decent 2,245kg.
Aston Martin utilises a new adaptive triple volume air suspension that combines with with the latest 48v electric anti-roll control system (eARC) and electronic adaptive dampers to provide the new SUV with a wide spread of ability. This new suspension system allowed owners to raise the ride height by 45mm or lower it by 50mm, which in turn it allowed the SUV to tackle a wide range of terrain. The eARC is capable of 1,400Nm of anti-roll force per axle, which limit DBX’s body roll that makes the car feels like a sportscar.
Powering the new Aston Martin DBX is a 4-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 engine that can be found in the DB11 and Vantage. The output of the powertrain is rated at 550PS and 700Nm of torque that suit the usage in the SUV. This powertrain allowed the DBX to do a century sprint from 0 to 62mph in 4.5 seconds and on to a top speed of 181mph (approx. 290kmh).
To send all these power and torque to the ground, a nine-speed torque convertor automatic transmission that comes with all-wheel drive system with active differentials featuring an active central differential and an electronic rear limited slip differential (eDiff).
The 1st ever full size 5-seat model is adaptable to a wide variety of lifestyle needs and owners, with a carrying capability of 632L of boot space. To further expand the boot, you can fold the rear seats into 40:20:40 split folding to load longer items like ski equipment.
On the safety front, the new Aston Martin DBX comes with all the available active safety system. There are also many optional accessory packages offered to tailor to the customers’ needs, sports or pastimes.
Moving inside of the DBX, you can find that the seats are trimmed in sumptuous, full grain leather, sourced from Bridge of Weir. As for the headliner and electric roof blinds, they are available in a luxurious Alcantara finish. Other materials found inside the new DBX are like metal, glass and wood to make the cabin look upmarket.
For instrument cluster, you can find a 10.25” TFT screen that seats flush with the centre console. Moving to the centre of the dashboard, there is a huge 12.3” TFT screen that houses a wealth of information like Apple CarPlay, 360-degree camera system, and ambient lighting that offers 64 different colours in two zones to name a few.
For the exterior of the DBX, there are the signature ‘DB’ grille at the front, sculpted sides and design feature line, tailgate with a flip that draws inspiration from the Vantage that signify that this is a true Aston Martin. Other highlights you can find on the new DBX are like the hidden side glass seals on the frameless doors and glass B-pillars finishers, and cutaway sills that assist in narrowing the stepover required to enter the cabin.
The new Aston Martin DBX will allow the company to increase its presence in markets where buyers who wants to buy into a brand, but they wanted something practical like a SUV. To add more desirability, the 1st 500 DBX owners will benefit from an exclusive ‘1913 Package’ that is fitted with a unique fender badge, sill plaques and an inspection plaque detailing its limited build-run each of these first examples will be personally endorsed and inspected by Andy Palmer. In addition, each customer will also receive a unique build-book signed by both Aston Martin’s CEO and Chief Creative Officer Marek Reichman and an invitation to a regionally hosted Waldorf Astoria celebration cocktail party, hosted by a member of the Aston Martin Lagonda executive team.
The new Aston Martin DBX is now available for booking in Malaysia at the price of RM 798,000 (without duty).
For more information, please visit www.astonmartinkualalumpur.com or contact Aston Martin Kuala Lumpur at +60 (3) 2163 1196.