Aston Martin Reveals Its First Ever SUV

Joanna Estrada
November 14, 2018

The DBX will be the latest entrant into the ultra-premium SUV segment and will take on the likes of the Bentley Bentayga, Range Rover Autobiography, and the Lamborghini Urus.

The Brits made their crossover intentions clear when revealing the DBX Concept back in 2015, but we'll have to wait until next year to meet the production versions of the SUV.

Aston Martin confirmed on Tuesday that is upcoming luxury SUV will be called the DBX.

Nevertheless, Aston Martin has now thrown an official spy video at us, one that shows the DBX throwing some land around on the gravel stages of the Wales Rally GB. So far, testing has been simulated - now things are moving into the real world.

Aston Martin said this signifies the start of an extensive testing programme, that began in Wales as a nod to Aston Martins' new St Athan production facility in the Vale of Glamorgan. The SUV looks nearly ready for production right now and the camouflage, though comprehensive, has left little for the imagination. However, the DBX concept that debuted at the show is nothing like the production auto that we will see launched sometime in the fourth quarter of 2019.

While Aston Martin is planning to build electric cars at the Welsh facility, exhaust pipes are clearly evident in the rear bumper of the DBX, though a hybrid or all-electric model could also be in the works. At back, the concept's horizontal taillights are replaced with what looks like vertical units, while the tailgate is more conventional and as the doors suggest, are more practical to use as well.

The tail gets a quad light setup and we know for sure that Aston Martin is hiding most of it under the contours for the image looks too plain to be an Aston especially after the dream job they have pulled off on the new Vantages.

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