By Shereen Shabnam
The first SUV from Aston Martin, the DBX is a new kind of Aston Martin, one founded on the principles of beauty, luxury and driving dynamics. Ready to go anywhere, it’s powered by the spirit of adventure and we drove it for a few days around Dubai, turning heads on very street in the city.
Built on brand-new architecture, the first thing we notice is the Aston Martin DBX is designed to perfection in true Aston Martin style. Brimming with the latest technology, the DBX is comfortable, sumptuously luxurious, has a host of safety features and will thrill you from the moment you sit behind the wheel.
With three different grades of leather available, as well as the first ever use of woven wool felt in a production road car, this upholstery can be further combined with a choice of seven dashboard veneers, from contemporary wood to carbon fibre and natural flax composite.
DBX is a 5-seater SUV with a panoramic sunroof providing a sense of airiness and space for all. A commanding driving position instils a sense of confidence and provided us a clearer view of the road ahead.
The DBX celebrates the Aston Martin design language in a new form. With a unique body architecture just for DBX, the design and proportions reflect the unmistakeable style of an Aston Martin. Like all core Aston Martin models, DBX is crafted from aluminium that’s bonded not just for strength and toughness, but ultra-lightweight too.
The Aston Martin grille provides a distinctive and evocative face for DBX. Integral to its design, it dictates the muscular curvature of the bonnet and the way it clothes the mighty powertrain.
At the back, the distinctive duck tail with its sleek, signature LED light blade is similar to the Vantage. The daytime running lights have been separated from the main headlights adding to the car’s commanding presence. These surround two air inlets that control the flow of air along the side of the car, maintaining aerodynamic balance and cooling to the high-performance brakes.
DBX is an SUV with a V8 engine that offers an exhilarating 550PS power output, backed by 700Nm of torque. That power is delivered over the widest possible range, focused on providing instant throttle response.
Active all-wheel drive with variable torque distribution and height adjustable air suspension, all provide DBX with the confidence and versatility you need for life’s great adventures.
For multi-terrain driving, two Terrain modes adjust the suspension and all-wheel drive systems to suit the surface. Power is intelligently directed through our bespoke all-wheel drive system, capable of sending power almost exclusively to the rear wheels for maximum driving dynamics.
The SUV was a joy to drive offering the best in comfort, style and performance. Over and above the extensive range of options available for DBX, a collection of accessories helps buyers tailor their SUV even more precisely for their next adventure.