This is like no Aston Martin you’ve seen before. Oh, sure, it’s a coupe, and a luxury grand tourer, at that. But what’s so unique about this new Aston Martin DBX Concept is what’s underneath that slick sheetmetal. Not only is this Aston all-wheel drive, it uses an all-electric powertrain. Yep, it’s an Aston EV.
Aston Martin says the DBX was created to “defy conventional thinking about the luxury GT segment,” with CEO Andy Palmer saying, “The DBX Concept is a challenge to the existing status quo in the high luxury GT segment. It envisages a world, perhaps a world not too far away, when luxury GT travel is not only stylish and luxurious but also more practical, more family-friendly and more environmentally responsible.”
Alongside the prestigious Lagonda Taraf, the British manufacturer Aston Martin landed in Geneva with another surprise: a concept car called DBX, which consists of an electric SUV with two doors.The approach is not innocent for Aston Martin, his new boss, Andy Palmer, who want to explore new segments to diversify its production.
Signing up clearly in the luxury SUV segment, the philosophy behind the concept is part DBX is family oriented and the environment. It is therefore natural that the engineers at Gaydon have opted for an electric motor integrated directly into the four wheels and powered by cell lithium sulfide. The model thus has indeed four-wheel drive.
The cabin has four seats and a large boot. Apart from the engine extraordinary, Aston Martin also took the opportunity to test new technologies such as automatic dimming glass or direction “by wire” , devoid of any mechanical link between the steering wheel and the front wheels. Also note, the thin layer of chromium that covers the body and thereby increasing its thinking. Finally, Aston Martin has also equipped with LED headlamps and carbon ceramic brakes with energy recovery.