05 February 2020
Luxury British brand Aston Martin has launched its all-new SUV, the DBX, in Sydney today, marking its official launch in Australia.
Announced globally in November 2019, DBX signals a new market segment previously unexplored by the world-famous manufacturer. The DBX brings both the versatility and indulgence expected of a luxury SUV with sports car levels of dynamic performance.
Formally showing the car in Sydney, Patrik Nilsson, President, Aston Martin Asia Pacific, said: “We are delighted to locally unveil DBX here in Sydney, the all-new and first SUV from the marque. DBX, the most beautiful SUV, offers such a broad range of capability – from sportscar dynamics and off-road versatility to incredible elegance and style – making it ideally suited to Australia and New Zealand’s both rugged terrains and beautiful landscapes.
“We have seen very strong interest locally from existing customers, and excitingly a high proportion represent owners who will be new to the Aston Martin lifestyle. For this group, the DBX demonstrates the very best of what an Aston Martin can offer, with more practicality than before. Since its global launch in November 2019, global sales have been very encouraging, with DBX receiving the fastest level of uptake in the marque’s 107-year history,” Mr Nilsson continued.
Produced in Aston Martin’s purpose-built manufacturing facility in St Athan, Wales, the foundation of DBX is a new dedicated SUV platform.
Utilising bonded aluminium, a construction method Aston Martin has refined through the development of its sports cars, the body structure is both very light and incredibly stiff, as well as designed to allow maximum room in the cabin. Its exceptional stiffness has enabled DBX to achieve exceptional dynamics both on and off-road.
Powered by a characterful 4-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 engine, DBX features an impressive output of 405kW and 700NM of torque.
The active exhaust system ensures this is a luxury SUV that can sound refined one moment and exhilarating the next. The engine’s versatility isn’t restricted to its vocals either; the turbocharged V8 has cylinder deactivation to enhance fuel economy, yet it can also propel DBX from 0 to 100kmph in 4.5 seconds and on to a top speed of 291kmph.
Aston Martin’s first ever full-size 5-seat model is not only exceptionally versatile in terms of the terrain that it can tackle, it is also extremely adaptable to a wide variety of lifestyle needs and owners.
With 632 litres of boot space and 40:20:40 split folding rear seats DBX possesses all the flexible load capacity expected of an SUV. A narrow load sill and broad aperture maximises the practicality for a variety of luggage, such as suitcases, golf bags and ski equipment.
The luxurious interior of DBX has been designed to provide equal space and comfort whether sitting in the front or rear of the car. Spacious headroom and legroom combine with a full-length glass panoramic roof and frameless door glass to offer a fantastically light and spacious cabin environment.
There are small touches throughout, including separate central armrests, glovebox design and the ergonomic positioning of the car’s key control systems.
A 10.25” TFT screen sits elegantly flush in the centre console, while a huge 12.3” TFT screen provides a wealth of information to the driver. Apple CarPlay comes as standard, as does a 360-degree camera system and ambient lighting that offers 64 different colours in two zones.
DBX is priced from AUD $357,000 (plus on road costs) in Australia and NZD $330,000 (plus on road costs) in New Zealand, with customer deliveries in Australia and New Zealand due to commence from mid-2020.