It’s been a while since we are listening about the new Aston Martin model. The premium carmaker is stepping into an SUV market with an all-new concept. It was just a matter of time when it will become official. With teaser images, the Aston Martin DBX SUV is becoming reality. Prototypes can show us in which direction the British company is developing its vehicle. On the other hand, most details are going to be unveiled later. Piece by piece, we will complete the DBX puzzle until the end of this year.
This is not the only surprise. The premium brand also plans to build its first-ever SUV with an electric drivetrain. Well, rumors are not so precise, but Aston Martin DBX SUV could get an all-electric setup, or hybrid/PHEV configuration. Until this happens, but probably after the 2020 season, we will see the pretty capable vehicle. DBX is already going through a testing phase and we can see first images showing mules in the dirt. So, an off-road capability is going to make the Aston Martin SUV more versatile. Some sources are claiming the new vehicle will be called Varekai.
Aston Martin DBX SUV Release Date and Production
From what we can see on teaser images, the new SUV is going to be modern and aggressive. Well, it will borrow some design solutions from its famous siblings. The company advertises that its first SUV will have special attention. Tests will take as much time as it needs. Images from Wales are confirming these words. However, the vehicle is not going to debut before the last quarter of 2019. After the premiere, new plants in St Athan will start producing the new Aston Martin DBX SUV.
After a long time, Aston Martin decides to enter the best-selling market in the world. Well, its premium products are coming with a hefty price. But, there are always buyers looking for more luxury. In this case, the DBX SUV needs more tests. Failure is not an option. Paying over $100,000 for a vehicle must eliminate any lack or complain. On the other hand, all these tests cost a lot, so the entire process makes the Aston Martin DBX SUV more and more expensive. We are surprised that the company is going to make an off-road vehicle. It is better known for sporty performance and handling.
So far, developers are happy with tests. The Aston Martin DBX SUV will continue to upgrade its skills for sand, snow, and mud conditions. Still, we could see it soon at some of Germany’s test tracks. For the best on-road performance, the DBX must go to autobahnen and Nurburgring.
Test vehicles are showing a very distinctive appearance. Well, that is exactly what we expect from the Aston Martin SUV. The v-shape grille is not the final version. Well, most parts will go through a few more revisits, so we can’t claim that prototypes will be the same as the production vehicles. But, the idea is there. DBX is a brand-new vehicle, without predecessors. It is impossible to compare it to other models. Every Aston Martin’s vehicle is unique, so expect special upgrades for this SUV as well. By building a special factory for DBX, British carmaker shows high expectations from this model.
Electric Model Already Scheduled For 2021
Besides the standard version, Aston Martin DBX SUV will also get an all-electric model. That is confirmed by the company’s bosses. However, this one is not coming soon. After the release of the standard model, Aston Martin will start development of the EV. We could see it first as a hybrid or plug-in SUV.
The luxurious vehicle will need high outputs. Experts believe the DBX EV SUV will have an ultimate range. Its price will be above Tesla’s new models. The range is also going to be on par with the class-leading SUVs. Some say that Aston Martin aims 350 miles.
Aston Martin DBX SUV Specs
Under the bonnet of the Aston Martin DBX, we will find a 4.0-liter V8 engine. This drivetrain is familiar because it produces power for the DB11 model. There, it can deliver 503 horsepower. For the SUV the output will rise. We can expect 550, or even more ponies. Over 500 lb-ft of torque is certain. This energy will help the Aston Martin SUV to achieve 7,000 pounds of towing capacity, max speed over 180 mph, and it will need about 4 seconds to sprint 0-60 mph. On the other hand, fuel consumption is not so friendly.
Aston Martin DBX Price
Until the Aston Martin DBX arrives by the end of the year, everything about its price will be a speculation. Even when we reach the last quarter of 2019, we might not hear quotes about the pricing. The premium SUV will definitely be out of the reach for most buyers. If we have to compare it to some model, that could be Bentley Bentayga. Well, its rival uses only W12 engines, so its price starts at $200,000. A V8 model will help DBX to be more affordable. Still, do not expect too much. Aston Martin raises the luxury level to another class, so Toyota Land Cruiser, Mercedes GL-Class, or Lincoln and Cadillac are not its rivals. Comparing info from various sources we can be sure the Aston Martin DBX will cost at least $150,000.