Aston Martin's DBX SUV will expand the British automaker's portfolio into a key new segment but does not stray from the brand's design language.
The DBX, debuting simultaneously at events in Beverly Hills, California, and Beijing, marks the latest entrant into a growing group of SUVs from some of the industry's most exclusive brands.
Bentley started the latest SUV stampede with the launch of the Bentayga in 2016 while the Lamborghini Urus and the Rolls-Royce Cullinan went on sale in 2018. A Ferrari SUV is expected in 2022.
For Aston Martin, the DBX has been a long time coming.
First teased as a concept at the 2015 Geneva auto show, the DBX has morphed from what at first looked like a high-riding sporty coupe into a more traditional SUV, complete with four doors, a large rear gate, room for five inside and 22-inch wheels. It's built on a new, dedicated platform.
But the design details tying the DBX to the rest of Aston Martin's lineup remain strong. The headlights and grille are instantly recognizable as an Aston Martin, while the rear styling mirrors the Vantage coupe.