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2021 Aston Martin DBX Unveiled as Carmaker’s First "Full-Size" 5-Seater SUV

A long way coming, the Aston Martin DBX is finally here, marking the moment when another luxury sports car manufacturer bends the knee to the all-mighty SUV. So, like it or not, from now on the world has an Aston Martin-badged full-size 5-seater SUV, with enough room for plenty of groceries.
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Unveiled in China, the DBX comes to confirm what was already known about it in terms of performance.

The car uses a reworked Mercedes-AMG 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 that is also deployed on the BD11 and Vantage, which is linked to a nine-speed automatic gearbox. The engine develops 550 ps and 700 Nm of torque, and uses cylinder deactivation technology to be more fuel efficient.

The performance figures for the 2,245 kg curb weight machine are impressive. The SUV accelerates to 62 mph from a standstill in 4.5 seconds, and tops at 181 mph (291 kph).

As the first Aston Martin ever to technically be capable of traversing a variety of terrain, the DBX comes with adaptive triple volume air suspension that can be used to raise the ride height by 45 mm or lower it by 50 mm.

At the interior, the usual Aston luxury is complemented by the latest in technology, including a 10.25-inch touchscreen in the center console. The SUV comes with Apple CarPlay, a 360-degree camera, and ambient lighting that offers 64 different colours in two zones.

And now, here’s two things one would not usually expect from an Aston Martin; the DBX provides 632 liters of cargo space in the trunk, and also 40:20:40 split folding rear seats.

As usual for the range, the British offer a long list of accessory packages to go with the car, including a Pet package that offers a portable washer, and a Snow package with boot warmers.

Aston has the DBX already on sale, with deliveries expected to begin in the second quarter of next year. It will sell starting from £158,000 in the UK, €193,500 in Germany, and $189,900 in the U.S.

The first 500 buyers will get an exclusive 1913 Package, which offers a unique fender badge, sill plaques and an inspection plaque detailing its limited build-run. There’s even a build-book signed by both Aston Martin’s CEO, and the Chief Creative Officer.

Full details on the new Aston Martin DBX can be found in the press release section below.

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