Aston Martin has begun assembling its first SUV, the DBX 2021, at its new production facility in St Athan, Wales (UK).
Was conceived in 2015 but until the end of 2019 Aston Martin DBX 2021 was officially launched. Expected, the first DBX 2021 will be delivered to European customers by the end of this month with prices starting from 158,000 GBP (~ 4.6 billion VND) in the UK and 193,500 Euro (~ 5 billion VND) in Germany . Meanwhile, the US market will have to wait until next year, here, the car costs from 189,900 USD (~ 4.4 billion VND).
Before the historical moment – after more than 100 years of Aston Martin’s production of SUVs, Keith Stanton – Aston Martin’s COO said: “I am extremely proud of the team of Aston Martin, who have worked very hard. to turn the former Department of Defense’s position into a world-class car manufacturing facility, a testament to the tenacity and courage of everyone at Aston Martin.
It was an honor to see the first DBX ship, and my only regret is that all the people working at Aston Martin cannot be here to witness this wonderful moment. “
We all know that the epidemic crisis has hit Aston Martin heavily , the British luxury car brand reported a loss of $ 146 million in the first quarter of this year. However, after receiving an additional $ 663 million in cash, Aston Martin decided to focus all on DBX – its first SUV.
The DBX 2021 promises to be the best car in both opposing segments: GT cars and off-road vehicles . The DBX will be both a premium GT, maximum comfort and a top-of-the-line off-road machine with plenty of support features.
Aston Martin says the first batch of DBX SUVs will only have the V8 engine, followed by the appearance of the most powerful V6 hybrid and V12 AMR options. DBX V8 uses AMG 4.0 liter twin-turbo V8 engine block, producing a maximum capacity of 542 horsepower and 700 Nm of maximum torque The new product takes only 4.5 seconds to accelerate from 0-100km / h before reaching a maximum speed of 291km / h.
Combined with this powerful engine block is a 9-speed automatic gearbox that converts torque and 4-wheel drive system along with operational differentials including active center differential and limited slip differential. The rear helps to disturb torque between the wheels.