The configurator starts with a number of pre-selected specifications aimed at helping the customer decide which style is best suited to their new DBX, ranging from understated silver to look-at-me builds finished in bright Madagascar Orange.
The Aston Martin DBX is based on an all-new, bespoke aluminum platform which helps it in more ways than one, compared to the shared structures of its main rivals.
For one, the cabin of the DBX is roomier than that of most models in its class thanks to its 3.06-meter wheelbase, but the car’s overall length is shorter than that of the Bentayga. The bespoke aluminum structure also puts the DBX on the lighter side of the segment, despite still tipping the scales at 2,245kg (4,949 lbs).
Power comes from an AMG-sourced twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 that delivers 542 HP (550 PS) and 516 lb-ft (700 Nm) of torque and is paired to a nine-speed automatic transmission. The all-wheel drive system comes with active differentials, keeping the DBX 100 percent RWD under normal driving conditions and being able to send up to 50 percent of the torque to the front wheels when required.
The first Aston SUV also rides on a triple-chamber air suspension with adaptive dampers and what the company describes as a very impressive 48-volt anti-roll system. The brakes are simply enormous, with the standard steel discs measuring 410mm in diameter at the front and 390mm at the rear.
Aston Martin promises that the DBX doesn’t compromise neither on performance nor practicality, blending sports car handling with impressive levels of cabin space and luxury.
As for the looks, we all know that this is a purely subjective topic; to our eyes, the Bentayga looks too safe while the Urus is too flamboyant, and compared to them, the DBX is looking quite exotic in all the right ways, apart maybe from that very pronounced integrated rear spoiler.