2020 Aston Martin DBX Renders Are The Next Best Thing To Official Photos

The most recent spy shots of Aston Martin’s DBX gave us the best look at the brand’s first-ever SUV and automotive illustrators excellent material to digitally remove the camouflage.

The folks from Russian website Kolesa have released two renderings of the 2020 Aston Martin DBX that they believe are very close to what the finished item will look like. We believe that too as the CGIs could easily be mistaken for a pair of official photos if it weren’t for the watermarks.

Viewed from the front, the DBX looks unmistakably like an Aston Martin thanks to the signature grille, the headlights which have a similar shape to the DBS and Vantage, and sculpted bonnet that suggests power. A lot of it.

The profile reveals more similarities with other Aston Martin models, including the long wheelbase and relatively short front overhang, pop-out door handles, and a coupe-like glasshouse that follows the dramatic drop of the roofline.

Also read: Aston Martin To Cap DBX Production At 5,000 Units Per Year

The rear end will likely be the most controversial part of the vehicle and that’s because of the pronounced crease that connects the taillights, adding a lot of visual tension between the sloping rear screen and the rest of the tailgate which is vertical. The carved roof spoiler looks purposeful and hints at some serious performance.

The taillamps are clearly inspired by the Vantage sports car and are connected to one another via a strip embedded in the tailgate edge. The rear bumper adds plenty of visual drama as well thanks to the aggressive treatment featuring two big round exhaust pipes and a chunky diffuser.

The Aston Martin DBX is likely to debut with an AMG-sourced 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine making 503 hp (510 PS) in its basic iteration; more powerful versions are expected later on. The super luxury SUV could also receive the 5.2-liter twin-turbo V12 from the DB11 as well as a hybrid version. Aston Martin will officially unveil the DBX in December.

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Spy photo credits: CarPix for Carscoops

  • Im not crazy about it. front-end reminds of a JMC Vigus..

  • xDRAN0x

    Cayenne in the front, Jaguar in the back.

  • Porkopolis

    Sad. Performance SUVs are stupid and sad. They make caricatures of the once great brands they represent.

    • but they make money… And you can’t survive by just making sport cars or have money for R&D.

  • WalthamDan

    Meh

    • db

      Its definitely not Aston Martin material.

      It looks very slightly above average at best but the pig’s snout in the rear, ugh.
      What were they thinking…

      • WalthamDan

        I thought it was a poor Photoshop of a Puma (Like Toss mentioned), a Jaguar and an AM grille.

        They’ll probably sell thousands!

        • db

          Sadly, I agree.

  • Toss

    I thought that’s a Ford Puma. If in the past Ford borrowed Aston Martin’s face, now the wheel turned.

    • Rahul Mandala

      To be fair, Aston Martin had that face before Ford did and It would be tiring to create an outstanding design, then have it used as an inspiration for other less expensive brands. Same thing in the case of Audi creating the hexagonal grill design element for their cars around the mid 2000s or so, then having Hyundai adopting a design similar to that.

  • THIS IS REALLY BAD, LOOKS LIKE IT SUCKED ON A LEMON.

    • Bo Hanan

      I want to hope it doesn’t look like that but I fear it’s too late.

      • I THINK IT’S JUST A BAD RENDER THOUGH GIVEN ASTON MARTIN’S DESIGNS LATELY IT PROBABLY WONT LOOK GREAT.

  • Ben

    The duck tail in the rear is obnoxious…

  • Todun Olusola

    At least they got the pipes right. Unlike on the Vantage. 🤷

  • Nordschleife

    Oddly enough I like the render as compared to the spy shots of the vehicle. I am sure someone (probably the Sketch Monkey) is going to render this with the classic Aston look but again it’s just not that bad to me. I do see the Puma correlations and I do think that the rear hump is is going to be very divisive but in a land where most people swear all cars/SUV/CUV look the same. They can only differentiate themselves with the details. .

    • Andrewthecarguy

      You are not alone. The render is strangely attractive.

  • B.Stokes

    It’s safe to say Aston Martin can design really beautiful cars. And that’s it

    • paulgdeaton

      Well…. I guess it looks better than the Cygnet…. maybe…

  • Stigasawuswrecks

    Aston Martin must have been inspired by a turtle in its shell with this design.

  • SteersUright

    Aston should’ve gone for ultimate beauty in classical auto design. Aston’s, though never very good cars, defined just how beautiful cars could be and always caught your admiring eye wherever they went. Not this Porsche Macan, Gulia Quad, etc. wannabe, that’s for certain. It looks contrived and with Aston design language heavily forced upon it rather than being a beautiful design on its own.

    Aston is in need of big help if they are to remain desirable and relevant in the years to come. They may want to seriously consider a senior management sweep given the latest products show them to truly be quite without focus and strong brand identity.

    • Rahul Mandala

      But Astons are very great for the cars they build. Design, performance, fun, etc. they all rule in these metrics. I don’t know what’s not great about them.

      • SteersUright

        Every sat it one? Very poor build quality, heavy, never the top performers in any class nor the most comfortable, if you’re going to use “they’re a GT” argument. But, they were always the most beautiful. Now that they have lost this too I fail to see their appeal.

        • Rahul Mandala

          To be fair, they’re still known for beauty and this is an SUV, so it’s not going to float with everyone’s boat. Sure, build quality can improve more going forward, as they lean more towards the driving experience. They could also work to improve weight. So you may have some points after all.

  • Carlos Gamarra

    i genuinely thought the render was using the last-gen viper’s headlights…

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