The all-new Aston Martin DBX
Bringing both the versatility and indulgence expected of a luxury SUV with sports car levels of dynamic performance, DBX sets a bold new standard in this sector.
Aston Martin Lagonda Queensland General Manager Paul Hewitt said: "Aston Martin is 107 years old and in my thirty-year career with the brand, 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. This is a real landmark for the greatest British automotive brand and DBX will reward all who experience it in their everyday lives."
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 torque, carefully tuned to meet the specific needs of this model. With a sound character that is unquestionably Aston Martin, the active exhaust system ensures this is a luxury SUV that can sound refined one moment and exhilarating the next. 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 DBX from 0 to 100kmh in 4.5 seconds and on to a top speed of 291km/h.
With 632 litres of boot space and folding rear seats, DBX possesses all the flexible load capacity expected of an SUV with class-leading interior space. A narrow load sill and broad aperture maximises the practicality for a variety of luggage, such as suitcases, golf bags and ski equipment. There are many optional accessory packages offered. These packages will tailor the car even further to customers' needs, sports or pastimes.
The luxuriously handcrafted interior of DBX has been designed to provide equal space and comfort whether sitting in the front or rear of the car. Class-leading headroom and legroom combine with a full-length glass panoramic roof and frameless door glass to offer a fantastically light and spacious cabin environment.
Dr. Andy Palmer said: "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. To have produced such a beautiful, hand-built, yet technologically advanced car is a proud moment for Aston Martin."
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