The Aston Martin DBX carves out its own space between the Bentley Bentayga and Lamborghini Urus in the ultra-premium SUV segment, with the model starting from $357,000 plus on-road costs. The first DBX off the line is left-hand drive (no surprise given 80 per cent are likely to be for export) and looks to be Aston Stirling Green, a hugely significant vehicle in the history of the brand.
According to Aston Martin, the DBX "signals a new era" which expands its presence in new markets.
Aston Martin DBX is a five-seat SUV that is powered by a 4.0-litre turbocharged V8 engine that makes 550 hp and 700 Nm.More news: Officials find body believed to be missing girl in Kan
Aston Martin's first sport utility vehicle rolled off the production line on Thursday, key to hopes of a turnaround at the luxury carmaker which has seen changes in management and ownership over the last few months amid a torrid performance. Palmer will be replaced by Mercedes-AMG boss Moers, who is due to start on August 1.
"It is an honour to see the first DBX come off the line and my only regret is that everyone who works for this incredible brand can't be here to witness it".
"We are incredibly proud of our first SUV, which is as much of an Aston Martin as any one of our sports cars", said Marek Reichman, Aston Martin Executive Vice President & Chief Creative Officer. Quite whether it will reach those targets now is unclear, but let's celebrate the good news while it's here: Aston Martin's new SUV is in production, and it's being put together in Wales.More news: Disney World Parks Reopen With Safety Protocols in Place
Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales, Ken Skates, said: 'This is a historic moment for Aston Martin and for Wales.
The crossover DBX has been designed from the ground-up with input from its "Female Advisory Board" to ensure there is a practical interior space for flexible modern life-styles - including easy to use buttons and a handy slot in the centre for a handbag.More news: NASCAR Moves Go Bowling at The Glen To Daytona International Speedway