While chances of the Aston martin DBX coming to India were quite slim, it has happened and the company is taking bookings for an amount of Rs. 1 crore. However, Aston has only allotted the DBX in single digit number for India.
Aston Martin debuted the DBX SUV globally just last week. This is the first SUV from the brand in its history of over 100 years and it has certainly raised eyebrows around the world. Aston Martin had said that they will launch the DBX across the world but the chances of it coming to India were very slim indeed. However, now we have come to know that Aston Martin will indeed be bringing the DBX to India and has even started taking bookings for the SUV.
Customers can get in touch with the dealership in Mumbai and Delhi to book their very own DBX SUV. In fact, the company has already received a bunch of bookings, although India has not been allotted many units of the DBX, the number running in only single digit units as of now. The booking amount for the Aston Martin DBX is set at Rs 1 crore and the expected price for the SUV is likely to be Rs 4 crore (ex-showroom India). That will certainly make it pricier than the Lamborghini Urus in the country.
The Lamborghini Urus has received great success in the country as Lamborghini has managed to sell more than 50 units of the Urus in less than an year. Going by the success of the Urus, it was only apt that Aston Martin brings the DBX to India. Deliveries for the Aston Martin DBX will start from the third quarter of 2020 globally and of course, India is part of this process as well.
We got to give it to Aston Martin for the design of DBX. The DBX carries the brand’s signature design traits and you immediately know its an Aston Martin. The face is dominated by the large Aston Grille and oval headlamp units just like any other Aston. If you ignore the ground clearance and tall nose, the DBX almost looks like a Vanquish from a couple of years ago. There’s also gloss black cladding all around to give it an SUV look and some chrome along the window lines. The DBX is a very well-portioned car in profile. The pronounced rear haunches bring out the muscular shoulder of the SUV and it even gets air vents on the front fenders. The rear end has been finished like the new Vantage and it looks rather cool with the duck tail spoiler on a SUV profile.
As was already known before, the DBX uses Mercedes-sourced switchgear and technology. A close look at the center console will tell you the buttons and the infotainment system controller are from Mercedes-Benz. The upper portion of the dashboard looks typical Aston Martin though. However, there are certain key changes. There’s no floating infotainment screen. Instead, it has been integrated in the dashboard itself. The classic band of five buttons with the ignition key in between now sit on the top of the dashboard.
The switchgear and technology is not the only Mercedes sourced item in the DBX. The Aston Martin DBX is powered by a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine sourced from Mercedes-AMG. This engine is capable of producing 550 bhp and 700 Nm of peak torque. And there you have it, the DBX is thus the most powerful V8-powered car that Aston Martin has ever produced. Aston claims a 0-100 kph time of 4.5 seconds and a top-speed of 291 kph. There are talks of a V12 engine in the future and if its true, we’d be very glad.