Aston Martin DBX debuts with a 542-hp-V8 and a $200,000 starting price

This is it! Meet 2021 Aston Martin DBX – the first-ever SUV to be included in the product portfolio of the iconic British automaker with an illustrious 106-year-old history of making some of the finest sports cars. Revealed at the ongoing 2019 Los Angeles Auto show, the Aston Martin DBX is expected to follow the latest market trend of luxury SUVs becoming the brand’s best-selling vehicle; something Aston Martin desperately needs with falling demand for its more traditional models. Before the official reveal, Aston Martin teased the DBX for a long, long time in a bid to create pre-launch hype and all those teaser shots and videos gave us a fair idea about the high-riding performance SUVs overall shape and aesthetics. The styling of the DBX is covered with design elements taken from different products of the Aston family, including the DB11 and the Vantage sports car. However, all those styling cues have been tweaked seamlessly to match the SUV body style. We must say the Aston Martin DBX looks really good!

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Inside the cabin, the DBX is packed with luxury features and amenities. The seats are upholstered in the finest full-grain leather, headliner and electric roof blind are both available in Alcantara. To make the cabin feel as airy as possible, it gets a full-length glass panoramic sunroof. In addition to that, buyers have the choice to get their DBX fully customized by the brand’s in-house personalization department Q. Or they can also simply opt for the exclusive 1913 Package, which is packed with unique touches, including special badged and plaques.

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Powering the high-riding Aston Martin DBX is the same twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 found in the DB11 and Vantage. However, the engine has been tuned differently for the luxury SUV. It produces 542 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque, which is transferred to all four wheels through an all-wheel-drive system via a nine-speed automatic. Aston Martin says the DBX is capable of doing zero to 60mph sprint in just 4.3 seconds and hit a top speed of 181mph. The high-performance SUV also features an active exhaust system and cylinder deactivation. Aston will begin delivering the DBX in the USA in the second half of next year and it carries a starting price of $192,986, which includes the $3,089 destination charge.


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