Aston Martin has revealed a teaser image of its upcoming SUV along with news that it will build the newbie at a new facility in south Wales.
The £200m factory, which is in St Athan, is the former Ministry of Defence RAF base and will be converted so it can build the new SUV from 2019 and it will also build three other cars including two new Lagondas. The sprawling site should be able to double Aston Martin’s production capacity and it will create 750 new jobs.
The hand built DBX will be the brands first entry into the high-end SUV segment and from the teaser image of the concept it appears as if its silhouette is of a two-door vehicle - but since it will be going up against four-door models such as the Bentley Bentayga, Porsche Cayenne, Maserati Levante and the upcoming Lamborghini Urus surely it’ll also get four doors.
The DBX concept appeared at the 2015 Geneva motor show but the production car – which will offer plug-in hybrid and pure electric options - will likely look rather different to that. As for the teaser image, it suggests that the production DBX will have a long and flat roof and we know that Aston will use its own platform instead of using an existing Mercedes-Benz platform but that’s all there really is to go by for now.