Relentlessly beautiful, these are the words that define the DBX, the first SUV of the centenary British luxury Aston Martin. This model represents a bet on both, the diversification of the manufacturer’s portfolio, as well as the creation of a customisable SUV, capable of offering the dynamics of a sports vehicle with the versatility of an off-road vehicle. The DBX is the culmination of a journey, which commenced in 2015 and has already won the prize for the Best Luxury SUV, by the GQ Car Awards and the Best-Designed Car of the Year, by the Sunday Times.

Equipped with a new version of the powerful 4-litre turbo V8 Twin, also found on the DB11 and Vantage models, the DBX comes prepared with cylinder deactivation technology, in order to save fuel. Nevertheless, the SUV is powerful enough to go from 0 to 100 km/h ( 62 mph), in 4.5 seconds and can reach a top speed of 291 km/h ( 181 mph). The body in light, but rigid aluminium, results in the model having a total weight of 2,245 Kgs. (2.245 tonnes), with air intakes next to the headlights to aid in the stability and ventilation of the brakes.

Notwithstanding all this, it is in the interior where the model stands out the most. Boasting a 632-litre boot space and folding rear seats, the DBX boasts all the load capacity expected from an SUV, combined with impeccable interior space and comfort. As if all this was not enough, this model also features a full panoramic glass roof, independent armrests, ergonomic design and finishes in metal, glass and wood.

As far as technology is concerned, the DBX comes equipped with a 10.25-inch TFT centre console, whilst a 12.3-inch screen, also TFT, assists the driver. The vehicle also boasts an integrated Apple CarPlay, a 360 degrees camera system, as well as ambient lighting, with a variety of 64 colours, in two different zones; enough to let gadget lovers surrender.

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