Aston Martin testing new SUV | Car Talk - Car News Nov 2018

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11:45 Wednesday 21 Nov 2018

The first-ever Aston Martin SUV has taken a step closer to reality with tests on a prototype model now underway.

Designated the Aston Martin DBX, the prototype SUV has already begun tackling rally forest test stages in Wales, an apt location given the company’s new production plant is found at St Athan in the Vale of Glamorgan. Aston Martin’s Chief Engineer Matt Becker has been putring the DBX through its paces to kick off a strenuous programme of ‘real world’ tests for the model, which will take in the frozen Arctic, scorching deserts, high Alpine passes, and high-speed tests on the German autobahns and Nürburgring Nordschleife to fully prepare the luxury SUV for its official launch towards the end of next year.

Becker explained, “As an engineer, it’s genuinely exciting to get a feel for the car you’re working to create. DBX is a very different kind of Aston Martin, but we will be testing it in all conditions and across all terrains to ensure it delivers a driving experience worthy of the wings badge”.

 

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