Prices for the new Aston Martin DBX SUV will start from £158,000 when ordering opens on Wednesday 20 November.
The firm will unveil the DBX in full when ordering opens – but in advance, has issued a moodily-lit teaser shot.
Said to offer class-leading space, the interior of Aston Martin’s first-ever SUV will “meet the needs of the 99th percentile male to the 5th percentile female”.
Six months were spent simply perfecting the driving position; designers promise a clear view of the bonnet from the driving seat to help manoeuvrability in tight spaces.
A Female Advisory Board has extensively tested the interior, along with input from other external advisers, says Aston Martin. Lots of internal stowage space has been built in – the bridged centre console offers space below “for larger items such as a handbag or large 1.5-litre water bottles”.
Aston Martin even invited a group of children into the design studio to assess how easy it is to get in and out of the DBX, and how comfortable for them it is to sit in.
Video: testing the new Aston Martin DBX
Despite eschewing Land Rover-style ‘stadium seating’, where those in the rear sit higher than those in the front, the DBX still offers “class-leading front and rear legroom”. Aston Martin argues its sports car experience has helped here; “Wherever you sit in DBX, there is a sense of space and lightness.”
The countdown is now underway to the full reveal of the Aston Martin DBX SUV; rivals such as Rolls-Royce, Lamborghini and Ferrari will be watching on with interest – as will market analysts; Aston Martin is due to reveal its quarterly results tomorrow (Thursday).
The success of the DBX is pivotal to the future health of the company…