Aston Martin has officially announced that the first SUV will enter production in 2019 at the new factory at St Athan, in South Wales.
During the last Goodwood Festival of Speed, the US Road and Track portal had the opportunity to talk to Aston Martin’s chief engineer Matt Becker about the progress of their first SUV. The man revealed that the car would be built on the basis of a completely new platform. According to Becker, it lends many of the brand’s current skeletons, but engineers are particularly attentive to suspension technology at the moment.
We will see the active anti-slip system and three-stage shock absorbers. Porsche Cayenne, among others, is currently using similar solutions. Knowing the British brand, we can expect the car to shake the premium SUV market easily.
Industry sources report that the DBX will be powered by a 4-litre V8 biturbo engine from Mercedes-AMG, which will also be combined with an electric unit. The same engine is already in use in DB11 and other models, which makes it highly likely that the company will decide to reuse it. It generates the power of 503 horsepower, but with the electrical unit it can generate in total around 700 horsepower. Of course, we will certainly also see versions that will be powered by other engines, including the non-hybrid version.
DBX will make its debut next year and will be in production at the end of 2019. We can only wait and count on further information about the car.
Aston Martin DBX SUV render
source: Road and Track via Carscoops.