Aston Martin’s DBX SUV To Be Built On A Completely New Platform

The Aston Martin DBX will use a bespoke platform and premiere with a host of new technologies, the British company has confirmed.

Speaking to Road and Track during the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Aston Martin chief engineer Matt Becker said their first-ever SUV will be the culmination of knowledge gained throughout Aston’s long and storied history.

“It’s its own thing. It’s a completely new platform. It takes learning from [Aston’s other new cars], for sure, but there’s a lot more suspension technology going to go into that car,” Becker said.

Becker says that the DBX will come with an active anti-roll system and triple-volume air springs. Similar systems are used by vehicles like the Bentley Bentayga and Porsche Cayenne.

“It’s physics at the end of the day, and you need additional help to overcome those physics,” he said.

While the DBX will be focused largely on performance, Aston says it will ensure it is practical as well. Think of a British version of the Porsche Cayenne and you get a good idea of what to expect from the SUV.

Industry sources claim that the DBX will be powered by an AMG-sourced twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine paired with an electric motor. In the DB11, this engine delivers 503 hp and, when combined with an electric motor providing an additional 200 hp, the DBX could muster up a monumental 700 hp.

Of course, other models will be offered, include one without any electrification.

The Aston Martin DBX should arrive before the end of 2019.

more photos...
  • Craig

    Making it far easier to drive over the peasants.

  • Doodez

    So that’s what we’re calling an SUV these days?

  • Bob White

    Essentially a high riding real coupe. I like it.

Romanian Coachbuilder Unveils 2018 Dacia Duster Pickup Prototype

It comes from the same company that built the first-ever Duster pickup for a fleet customer in 2014.

Opel Offers Trade-In Incentives Of Up To 8,000 Euros For Older Diesels

Opel encourages owners of older diesel cars in Germany to trade in their car for one of their latest models.

Volkswagen Commences Construction Of EV-Only Factory In China

VW Group’s first factory dedicated to electric vehicles and batteries will be operational in 2020.

Renault Wants To Make Your Life Easier By Simplifying Its Trim Range

The French automaker’s EasyLife framework narrows down its trim levels to just a few key choices
.

LEVC’s TX eCity Taxis Will Cruise The Streets Of Paris Starting Next Year

The electric taxi has an electric range of up to 128 km (80 mi), which rises to 643 km (400 mi) with the petrol-powered range extender.

RBR’s Max Verstappen Won’t Miss Renault Engines, Looks Forward To Honda Ones

The Red Bull driver said that Renault’s engine performance promises for next year are “the same old song”.

Reckless Driver Ignores Barriers In Crossing, Gets Hit By Train

The barriers were down, the lights were flashing and the bells were sounding, but they still decided to pass.

SpeedKore’s 1,400 HP, Carbon Bodied Dodge Demon Is An 8-Second Car

Carbon fiber and turbochargers make this Dodge Demon unstoppable.

Captain Obvious Would Be Proud Of This Yellow Mustang Convertible

Even if you’re totally illiterate when it comes to cars, you’ll have no trouble figuring out what this is.

Nico Rosberg Vlogs About Customizing His Own AMG Project One

The 2016 Formula 1 champion is one of the future owners of this epic hypercar, and he likes it in grey.