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DBX, Aston Martins first luxury SUV, is commencing on an extensive testing programme, being put through its paces along a demanding Welsh Rally stage, a nod to Aston Martins new St Athan production facility in the Vale of Glamorgan.

The unique nature of DBX in the Aston Martin range means it requires a dedicated test programme; one that features new processes, procedures and standards that reflect its all-purpose role. So, while it will perform with the verve and poise of a true Aston Martin, its dynamic envelope has to extend into areas previously off-limits to the marques sporting roots. Naturally this includes impressive multi-terrain and towing capabilities as befits a state-of-the-art SUV.


Our first SUV

Though simulation is an essential part of DBXs early development phase, initial testing in Wales signifies the start of real world testing, in which the SUV will be subjected to a punishing regime that will ultimately see development prototypes of the all-new machine tackle the worlds harshest environments, from the frozen Arctic and scorching deserts of the Middle East to high Alpine passes and the high-speed demands of the German autobahnen and Nrburgring Nordschleife.

DBX is scheduled to be unveiled in the last quarter of 2019 and will be built at Aston Martin Lagondas St Athan facility; a state-of-the-art luxury manufacturing plant that will ultimately become the Home of Electrification when the marques fully-EV models enter production.

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