Aston Martin DBX might get more siblings to stand within the lineup. The new variants of DBX will be rivals to the likes of Porsche Cayenne for 2021.
The chief executive chairman said, “With St Athan reopened safely last week, I’m extremely pleased that the DBX remains on track for deliveries in the summer and has a strong order book behind it extending into 2021. Based on these successful initial orders for the DBX, we plan to unveil future derivatives starting from 2021.”
Around all these hypes, CEO Andy Plamer is looking to introduce a hybrid version of the DBX. Earlier this year, executive vice-president and chief creative officer Marek Reichman told Australian title GoAuto that two options under investigation are a sleeker, more coupé-like DBX, and a stretched wheelbase variant.
A “range of hybrid systems” will be developed alongside it, including regular hybrid and plug-in hybrid applications. Development continues on Aston Martin’s planned trio of mid-engined supercars: the Valkyrie, Valhalla, and Vanquish.
Aston Martin DBX is the company’s first luxury SUV. Entering this new segment, the DBX gets powered by a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine supplied by none other than, Mercedes AMG. The engine throttles up to produce 542 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque and pairs with a nine-speed automatic transmission also supplied by Mercedes. The big size doesn’t matter when the Martin goes 0-60 mph in just 4.8 seconds and flaunts a top speed of 181 mph. 2020 Aston Martin DBX starts at a heavy price tag of $192,086.