The crossover SUV fever has influenced car industry and many brands promise to expend their offer or introduce their first models. The new model that has got the green light for the production will come from British luxury carmaker Aston Martin and will definitely redefine the boundaries in this segment. The production will begin sometime in 2019 and model will enter showrooms as the 2020 version. Aston Martin previewed this model with the Aston Martin DBX SUV Concept that made premiere at the 85th Geneva Auto Show.
This Concept version of the family car is surely one of the sleekest and most graceful interpretations of this kind of vehicle and we eagerly wait to see it in the production form. The model is designed to challenge the conventional way of thinking. The DBX Concept is two-door, four-seater with all-wheel-drive all-electric powertrain and tons of other innovative and attractive solutions.
Aston Martin DBX SUV Concept: Design
When it comes to the styling, the Aston Martin DBX SUV Concept is unmistakably recognized as the product of this brand but in the same time, the model is one of the most beautiful interpretations of the crossover model. The model has sleek end elegant lines and looks attractive from every angle.
A highly-stylized DBX concept has brand’s traditional grille design up front combined with very slim LED headlights. The bodywork is done with machined billet aluminum and milling line finish combined with a reflective paint job for better effect.
The profile of the model has a coupe-like form with pronounced beltline and semi-floating roofline. The rear has defined edges and full-width taillights in the combination with the sculpted rear bumper.
Inside, the DBX is four-seater and offers generous cargo capacity both in the rear and front section like Tesla’s models. The interior is the fusion of the high-end technology and high luxury. The leather and contrasting layers covering interior surfaces. There are also plenty of high-tech features and new engineering techniques used in this concept model.
Aston Martin DBX SUV Concept: Powertrain
When we mentioned new engineering techniques, we primarily thought on Concept’s unique powertrain. The Aston Martin DBX SUV Concept is all-electric all-wheel drive vehicle with inboard electric motors in each wheel. The power for motors comes from lithium-sulfur cells. The model also has carbon ceramic brakes and a kinetic energy recovery system provides some regenerative energy through braking.
The carmaker hasn’t said what are performance details of this system.
Aston Martin DBX SUV Concept: Production version
Aston Martin’s new SUV based on the Aston Martin DBX SUV Concept will enter the production in 2019 as the 2020 model. The production version will come with four doors and slightly longer wheelbase. The model will inherit a lot of concept’s expressive exterior styling but will get more conventional cabin than concept’s. The power will come from a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine but also a 5.2-liter V-12.