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.