Aston Martin Aims to Expand the DBX Lineup

Aston Martin will have at least 5 or 6 derivatives of the DBX by 2024

Aston Martin might have shown up late to the SUV party, but it struck gold when it launched the DBX. In fact, the DBX now accounts for more than 50-percent of Aston Martin’s global sales. Because of this, the brand is planning a whole fleet of DBX models with everything from mild hybridization to performance and beyond.

2021 – The Year of the DBX Mild Hybrid

Tobias Moers, CEO of Aston Martin, has confirmed to Motor Trend that the company will launch a DBX Mild Hybrid by the end of 2021. This model will feature a 3.0-liter straight-six paired with mild-hybrid technology and a nine-speed automatic transmission. As you’d expect, power will be sent to all four wheels. Performance won’t be the main goal of this model, but Aston is a performance brand at its core, so it won’t exactly be a slouch either.

2022 – 2024 – New Body Styles, Better Performance

In the same interview with Motor Trend, Moers confirmed that a performance-oriented model of the DBX would follow. When asked about AMR branding, however, he concluded that it isn’t on the table and for good reason.

“We’re not going to use AMR as a brand because there is no need for a sub-brand because Aston Martin is a performance brand.”

Beyond this, Moers has admitted that Aston Martin needs “different body styles, more bang-on performance, a more aggressive style, and things like that.” In the end, Aston Martin is primed to offer five or six different version of the DBX by the end of 2024 and, believe it or not, there’s a good chance that at least one of those models will be a coupe SUV akin to the design of models like the BMW X6, Mercedes GLC Coupe, and Porsche Cayenne Coupe.

“You can think about being more luxurious, spacious, and you can think about being more sporty”

So, in the next few years, it’s likely that we’ll see a DBX Coupe, a long-wheelbase model, something geared toward “bang-on” performance, and perhaps something a little more luxurious that could possibly take on models like the Rolls-Royce Cullinan or the Bentley Bentayga. We don’t have confirmation of anything specific in this regard, however, one can’t deny that the next few years are certainly going to be interesting for Aston Martin.

Robert Moorehttp://thedirtycrank.com
Robert is an automotive expert and gaming fanatic that somehow manages to split his time between doing both and blending in some family time as well. His gaming history goes all the way back to Atari, the Commodore 64, and the original Nintendo, and he can proudly say that he’s owned every single mainstream console since, including duds like the Sega Dreamcast and Nintendo Wii. He currently owns a Nintendo Switch, Xbox One X, PlayStation 4 Pro, and a custom-built gaming PC. His all-time favorite games include Assassin’s Creed, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (zombies, specifically), League of Legends, Diablo 3, and even a little World of Warcraft. Robert has been working as a journalist for nearly 15 years, primarily in the automotive segment and now in the gaming segment.

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