Joining the league of manufacturers who have recently unveiled their plans to break the mundane and manufacture SUVs and Crossovers is Aston Martin. The iconic British luxury car manufacturer has confirmed that they will step into the uncharted territory of crossovers with the DBX production model. This conformation is done after they secured $275 million funding from the parent company.
Aston Martin said that the cash will be used to build the high-riding DBX concept, that was first showcased at the Geneva Motor Show. The British company is projecting DBX as the first family-friendly Aston Martin and the production version will come with a five-door body making it more practical. Minor modifications like the realistic-looking headlights will also be incorporated in the DBX.
Aston Martin CEO, Andy Palmer, in a press conference earlier revealed that the company will replace all its existing models with new cars by 2020. This will be the company's biggest product onslaught in 102 years rich history. Surprisingly, Palmer also revealed that the all-electric drivetrain from the concept is realistic and it could be used in the production model.
The crossover, which is expected to hit showrooms by 2020 will be offered with eight- and twelve-cylinder engines. These next generation units are developed by none other than Mercedes-AMG. The DBX will be aimed at the U.S, China and the Middle East and will compete against Bentley Bentayga, Rolls-Royce Cullinan and the Lamborghini Urus.