Aston Martin brings its first ever DBX SUV to India
INR 3.82 Crore
Aston Martin. A name you usually associate with the likes of high powered sports cars and James Bond references. Certainly not the likes of an SUV! Things have clearly changed across the landscape of the auto industry in the past decade (make that two decades).
Ever since Porsche took the gamble in introducing its Cayenne SUV which paid off with tremendous success, it seems just about every car company out there has followed suit. And given the demand and numbers we see, it seems like an obvious question of “why didn’t we think of it sooner?” presenting itself at executive boardrooms.
We now have performance SUVs from Lamborghini, Audi and Porsche, as well as Bentley and Rolls-Royce adding the element of luxury. Word is Ferrari will soon be adding to the streets with an SUV of their own, something if suggested a decade ago, would be scoffed at. Today, it is a reality. And now adding to the long list of performance luxury SUVs is Aston Martin with their first ever DBX SUV. Launched in India at a starting price of INR 3.82 Crore (Ex-showroom).
The exterior of the Aston Martin DBX is rather deceiving. Measuring in at 5 metres in length and 2 metres in width does make it sizable and practical. It certainly is very handsome to look at and presents the unique chiseled front one expects to be typical of an Aston.
The rear tail-light showcases the classic Aston Martin kink with a single strip brake-light, similar to that of the new Porsche 911. Its roofline tapers towards the sporty side of a coupe like look, ensuring it maintains an air of high performance and aerodynamics.
Its interior is truly a balance of form and functionality. Luxurious leather options with multiple customisation choices, the inside is a really nice place to be in. Boasting class leading head-room, this DBX also provides sport bucket seats in the front along with a panoramic sunroof.
Power for this sports SUV is borrowed from AMG with a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 motor. This translates to 542 hp and a massive 700 Nm of torque available. The result is a 0-100km/h time of just 4.5 seconds which is mighty impressive for a vehicle weighing in at just over 2 tons.
Impressively there is sufficient water wading depth and steep breakover and departure angles should you choose to go off-road.
Luxury Motor Press thinks:
The DBX SUV is a hit or miss vehicle for Aston Martin financially. We are optimistic it will be a runway success and bring the company back into healthy business operations. And while it is unlikely for those buying this SUV to take it off-roading, it is always good to know it is capable of should the need arise. (And for a possible James Bond chase scene even?).