Feast your eyes on Aston Martin's first-ever crossover, the DBX

Postado Novembro 17, 2018

Aston Martin has released several images of an early DBX SUV prototype.

Note that Aston Martin has another SUV in the works for its Lagonda premium brand, although this isn't expected before 2021. The DBX is scheduled to be unveiled in the final quarter of 2019 and will be built at the firm's new St Athan facility in Wales.

Nevertheless, Aston Martin has now thrown an official spy video at us, one that shows the DBX throwing some land around on the gravel stages of the Wales Rally GB.

In fact, the SUV will be subject to a rigorous regime of real-world testing to ensure it is as robust as possible when it hits the market.

Aston Martin's Chief Engineer, Matt Becker kicked off the extensive testing programme for the vehicle on the famous Welsh Rally stages used for Britain's round of the World Rally Championship.

"One could argue that making an SUV more handsome is not a very high bar, but our auto is thing of beauty", Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer told Automotive News Europe in a recent interview.

"As an engineer, it's genuinely exciting to get a feel for the auto you're working to create", he continued. The high performance SUV will be locking horns with the Lamborghini Urus and upcoming Ferrari Purosangue SUV. The concept was a three-door but the production model will have five doors.

Aston Martin Lagonda president and group chief executive officer, Andy Palmer said, "seeing a DBX development prototype in action is a momentous chapter in the story of our first SUV, for it is the moment it really comes alive".

It has been officially confirmed that the SUV will wear the DBX badge.

Previous reports suggested the DBX might be called the "Varekai", but now it seems more likely Aston Martin could stick that name on a mid-engined baby-Valkyrie.

As for what's under the hood, Aston Martin is still tight-lipped as to what powers the DBX.