Aston Martin DBX – The first copy comes out from the production lines in St Athan

The first Aston Martin DBX is output from the production lines of the plant in wales St Athan. The structure, which was officially opened last December, was built with an investment of £ 200 million (€237 million) to become the site of assembly of the first Suv in the history of the House of Gaydon. The first deliveries of the DBX will start, as planned, by the end of July.

A long standing project. The development of the DBX is part of a development program started just over four years ago with the construction of the plant, called in to replace an old military airport. The first Aston “made in Wales” is a sharp change of strategy of the manufacturer than in the past, oriented to offer for the first time, a model aimed at a wider target audience compared to the traditional models of its range. The Suv will, according to the forecast of the company, to increase the brand presence on various markets, with about 80% of the production is exported abroad, and to reverse the negative trend on the level of sales experienced in recent times.

The car. The DBX is a proposal to launch a single variant, powered by a V8 4.0 twin-turbo capable of delivering 550 HP and 700 Nm of torque. The transmission includes an automatic transmission nine-speed transmission and all-wheel drive with locking rear differential with electronic control. The Suv can go from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 291 km/h, with a consumption in the cycle Wltp-of-14,32 l/100 km and 269 g/km of CO2 emissions.

Source: Quattroruote.en – Edited by Anthon K.