Aston Martin DBX Coupe And seven-Seater Thought-about, Smaller SUV Dominated Out – CarScoops

By | July 3, 2022

Aston Martin is perhaps within the midst of restructuring following a rescue deal led by Canadian billionaire Lawrence Stroll, however the firm is speaking that it’s eyeing an growth of its vary by the event of extra variations of its good-looking DBX crossover.

Aston Martin Lagonda’s government vice chairman and CCO Marek Reichman advised GoAuto that, whereas they’re not contemplating a smaller SUV, extra physique types of the DBX are possible, together with a coupe and an extended model.
“We’ll by no means go down [in size]. Not essentially up, however possibly it’s much less capability. So, the wheelbase could stay the identical, however possibly the field shrinks a bit bit”, stated Reichman. “As a result of when it comes to downsizing, we’re by no means going to be a Macan versus a Cayenne. Cayenne/DBX [size] is core, so downsizing then comes silhouette, upsizing is comparatively easy, and that’s a possible… you possibly can do each off that platform.”
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A coupe-SUV model of the DBX, with an arched roofline behind the B pillars, might steal clients from a various vary of rivals, from high-end efficiency variants just like the BMW X6 M and Audi RS Q, all the best way as much as the Lamborghini Urus. In the meantime, an extended 7-seater mannequin might lure in a brand new patrons providing Aston Martin a spot within the effervescent phase of enormous, ultra-luxurious SUVs.
An expanded providing of SUVs would enhance Aston Martin’s gross sales, giving them a steadier earnings provided that demand for such autos is continually growing. The exec stated that 72 % of their present clients already had an SUV from the likes of Porsche, Lamborghini, Bentley or Rolls-Royce. Half of the DBX gross sales got here from clients who’re new to the model.

“The previous pores and skin was a white man in a pair of shoes – after I arrived 15 years in the past, the archetype was a 54-year previous white male, carrying brogues”, stated Reichman. The aim is to “speak in confidence to extra females and extra ethnicity”, he added, stating that “China is already cut up 50:50 male/feminine, and it’s about 35-years previous median age versus 45, so it’s 10 years youthful.”
Unveiled late final yr, the DBX makes use of the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 sourced from AMG. It produces 542 HP and 516 lb-ft (700 Nm) of torque, matched to a 9-speed auto gearbox and all-wheel drive. With the pedal to the ground, it should do the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 4.5 seconds, topping out at 181 mph (291 km/h). U.S. pricing begins at $189,900.
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