Aston Martin’s DBX To Be ‘World’s Most Powerful Luxury SUV’

We’ll find out for certain when the vehicle is released on February 1.

By Rachel Cormack 21/01/2022

Aston Martin has labelled the latest DBX the “world’s most powerful luxury SUV,” and it hasn’t even come out yet.

In a teaser released this week, the British marque gave us a glimpse of the new variant ahead of the official reveal slated for February 1. The Brits minced no words, either, claiming the third iteration will be a cut above the competition.

“The next chapter of the DBX story is about to be told and new performance standards will be set,” the teaser reads. “Are you ready for the world’s most powerful luxury SUV?”

To recap, the current 2022 DBX is equipped with AMG’s 4.0-litre biturbo V-8 that can produce 398kW and 700Nm of torque. With the ability to sprint from zero to 97km/h in 4.3 seconds and reach a top speed of 291km/h, the four-wheeler is certainly no slouch. There are rumours, however, that the successor could be fitted with Aston Martin’s own 5.2-litre twin-turbo V-12. That mill, which currently sits under the hood of the DBS, DB11 and Speedster, has a peak output of 514kW and 752Nm of twist, according to the automaker.

There are still two high-end SUVs that the DBX will need to outperform to take the top spot, however: the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid that’s good for 492kW and 899Nm of torque and the Lamborghini Urus that promises 471kW and 850Nm of twist. It’s a tall order, but Aston Martin certainly seems confident.

The new DBX will likely perform when it comes to sales, as well. Although the SUV has only been in production for two years, it’s already Aston Martin’s best-selling car, accounting for 51 per cent of the marque’s sales through Q3 of 2021.

The new addition will be a looker, too. As per an alleged prototype, which was spied during testing at the Nürburgring last year, the four-wheeler in question looks to be as sleek and stylish as its predecessors.

The hotly anticipated ride, which is expected to be called the DBX S, will likely start sales later this year as a 2023 model. Robb Report reached out to Aston Martin for further details about the model, but the head of public relations for the Americas, Nathan Hoyt, said nothing will be shared before the reveal. We await with bated breath.

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