Aston Martin has released the first vehicles of its first-ever brand new SUV – the DBX. They are pre-production prototypes: the carmaker published several photos. A version for sale will arrive in the first half of 2020.
At the new plant in Saint Athan, Wales (the former military airfield), the first pre-production prototypes of the 2020 Aston Martin DBX rolled off the assembly line.
The manufacturer is testing the line before the full-fledged production launch. It also plans to build an electric Lagonda here.
Aston Martin already created 200 jobs. Expansion of production in the future will give work to several thousand employees (including at facilities for making components).
The photos give us an idea of the new SUV appearance. The developers built it on a modified version of an aluminum platform, which is also the basis for the DB11 model.
We expect the DBX’ engine lineup will include a 4.0-liter 8-cylinder twin-turbo unit from Mercedes-AMG at start, and a V12 later. There will be hybrid, all-electric and possibly sports modifications too.
The DBX is the first all-wheel-drive Aston Martin.
The premiere of the Aston Martin DBX (commercial version) will be held before the end of this year at one of auto shows – in Frankfurt or, more likely, in Los Angeles, or at a special event.