As the DBX has entered the final stages of development, Aston Martin has begun a prolonged teasing game. The brand’s first-ever SUV can be seen in their latest video exploring an empty road in an eye-catching landscape.
Expected to be revealed in the coming months, with a rumored appearance at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show in mid-September, the DBX is Aston’s proposal in an increasingly popular and diverse segment aimed at big wallets.
It’s based on a platform that will underpin the Lagonda sedan and future electric SUVs. In terms of powertrains, it’s believed to spawn a hybrid during its lifecycle. However, the engine family will kick off with the 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V8, developed by Mercedes-AMG, which will be the sole choice at first. Shared with the Vantage, it’s thought to retain the same output: 510 PS (503 hp / 375 kW) and 685 Nm (505 lb-ft) of torque. Joining the lineup later on will be a V12.
The DBX will be put together at Aston Martin’s new plant, in Wales, starting in the first half of next year. Home to 200 employees, with 550 more to be hired, the St Athan facility will make 5,000 units annually. Production has been capped to ensure the exclusivity of the high-riding vehicle, which promises both on- and off-road performance. The DBX was already tested in various demanding environments all over the world, from the Arctic Circle to the Nurburgring Nordschleife.