Pre-production of Aston Martin DBX has begun at St Athan’s UK facility. It is second plant of Aston Martin but claims to be most technologically advanced. St Athan will also act as home of British luxury sports carmaker electrification process. This Welsh based plant was earlier UK Ministry of Defence site but has undergone drastic changes after Aston Martin announced that it is overtaking in the year 2016. It is now modern and accommodates over 200 employees and will later be joined by 550 people. Initially, Aston Martin DBX won’t be electrified. Aston Martin first SUV will be powered with V8 gasoline engine and is expected to have off-road capabilities such as all-wheel drive.
Later on, an electric option for Aston Martin DBX likely to be hybrid powertrain is on their plan. For now, we have to see company’s first SUV in wrapped camouflaged. Many pre-production DBX has been initiated ahead of its full revelation by the end of this year. Full production of Aston Martin DBX is expected to commence from early 2020. One of the most exciting things we are learning about the DBX SUV is the upcoming Lagonda range. The nameplate has been resurrected for use on new lineup of electrified and hyper-luxury models that is unique from current portfolio. Over the months, we have seen concept cars which has unique design and materials.
Nonetheless, in month of February, Aston Martin revealed that first of their production will be based on Lagonda All-Terrain Concept. This luxury electric SUV was previewed at Geneva Motor Show. Aston Martin DBX is final stages of development and is expected to be powered by Mercedes-AMG sourced twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine. It develops an output of 503hp and 685 Nm of torque. A V12 and hybrid powertrain might join later on to strengthen their place dominated by Porsche Cayenne.