Aston Martin DBX testing reaches Arctic stage | Car Talk - Car News Mar 2019

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14:55 Monday 11 Mar 2019

The development of Aston Martin’s DBX luxury SUV continues apace, with a trip to the edge of the Arctic Circle.

Aston Martin’s first SUV offering is undergoing a series of intensive development tests, and the latest round of the programme has taken it to Pirelli’s Flurheden Proving Ground in Sweden  where a team led by Chief Engineer Matt Becker is assessing the DBX prototype’s handling in a range of extreme conditions.

“The Aston Martin DBX needs to be ready for a wide range of multi-terrain surfaces, so in addition to testing the car in normal day-to-day situations, we need to test it in extreme conditions such as these”, explained Becker.

“Testing these prototypes in cold climate conditions helps us to assess the car’s early dynamics and crucially ensure confidence inspiring sure-footedness on low grip surfaces.  Progress is on-track and I am confident that we will deliver over and above what our customers would expect from an Aston Martin SUV.”
Aston Martin plan to put the DBX into full production next year.  The DBX will be built in the UK at Aston Martin’s state-of-the-art St Athan plant in Wales.

 

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