The new Aston Martin SUV will be based on the DBX Concept that the company showcased in 2015.
It's undoubtedly the age of SUVs – a few too many manufacturers have made their debut into this body style in the recent past. Maserati brought in the Levante, Bentley launched the Bentayga, Lamborghini gave us the Urus and more recently Rolls Royce introduced the Cullinan. Aston Martin too wants to catch the wave, for it has now announced that production of their new SUV will commence in late 2019. The British marquee will produce the super SUV in St. Athan, Wales, on the site of a former Royal Air Force base. Aston Martin has merged three former aircraft hangars to build the production facility.
While Aston Martin hasn’t revealed the specs or any more details about their upcoming SUV, we expect it to be based on the DBX Concept that they showcased in 2015. Aston Martin is expected to source the engine for this SUV from Mercedes-AMG. Expect it to be powered by AMG V8s and V12, and the hybrid system that the company recently used in the AMG GT 4-door coupe. Aston Martin might just be aiming to steal the World’s most power SUV title from the Urus.
Speaking about the new production facility, Andy Palmer Aston Martin President and CEO said, ‘We are delighted at the progress being made at the St Athan site. The team have done a fantastic job in advancing the facility, and I was incredibly proud to chair our first Board meeting at the new plant.’
While there is no official confirmation about the engine or any other details as yet, rumours about the name of the SUV, Varekai, spawned after the company patented it.