16 July 2020
The first SUV from the British brand has rolled off the production line. The culmination of an extensive development program that began with virtual development in 2015 before physical testing in Wales in 2018, DBX signals a new direction for Aston Martin.
With its all-wheel drive system, DBX is a car that will allow the company to increase its presence in markets where perhaps the weather or terrain is less than conducive to rear-wheel-drive sports cars.
The clear emphasis on a spacious and luxurious cabin – whether seated in the front or back – will also allow Aston Martin to better reach customers who prefer to be driven, rather than drive.
Aston Martin Interim Chief Operating Officer, Keith Stanton, said: “It is a real privilege to be here today to witness the completion of the first production Aston Martin DBX.
“I’m extremely proud of the Aston Martin team. They have worked so hard to transform this ex-Ministry of Defence site into a world-class car manufacturing facility. It is a testament to the resilience and fortitude of everyone at Aston Martin.”
The DBX is a true Aston Martin. It captures the very spirit of the brand as a beautifully hand-built yet technologically advanced car. With around 80 percent of production expected to be exported and sold overseas, it is an important model for Aston Martin and a clear illustration of the strength of British manufacturing capabilities.
Marek Reichman, Aston Martin Executive Vice President & Chief Creative Officer, who was at St Athan to witness the completion of the first SUV designed by his team, said: “We are incredibly proud of our first SUV, which is as much an Aston Martin as any one of our sports cars.
“From my design team to the engineers, the vehicle dynamics team and all the experts who handcraft this beautiful car here at St Athan, the DBX has become the car that will drive Aston Martin into a bold new era.”
Powered by a twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8, the DBX is meant to be a rocket on-road and off.
First deliveries of the DBX to customers will start later this month as planned.