Seems the V12 and Hybrid to come later.
Legendary British luxury car marque Aston Martin are well underway with preparing their DBX SUV, the first such model from the Gaydon brand, which will bring hitherto-unexperienced volume to the brand and serve as the golden goose to birth their more ambitious plans farther afield. This is not new ground as far as strategies are concerned, as we’ve seen it before with brands like Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Bentley, and most recently Lamborghini.
While the DBX will ride on new architecture that will eventually go on to underpin the upcoming Lagonda SUV & saloon, Aston Martin won’t stray too far from its comfort zone with the DBX, opting instead to plonk their AMG-sourced 4.0-litre V8 under the bonnet and steer-clear of the battery-electric setups that will be employed by the Lagonda cars. This was revealed when observers ran the UK numberplates affixed to prototype vehicles, spotted not far from Aston Martin’s facilities in Wales.
The DBX will also serve as the first Aston Martin to offer a hybrid powerplant, though that setup isn’t expected to be offered for at least a year or two into the car’s lifecycle. The V12 will likely be available as a higher-performance, more driver-focused variant later in the DBX’s life too.
The Aston Martin DBX SUV is set to make its debut before 2019 is up, with production slated for the marque’s new St. Athan facility in Wales, which it will share with the Lagonda marque and their battery-electric products. Aston is expecting the DBX to be its bestselling model upon arrival, an assumption that’s pretty safe to make given the take-up rate of competitors like the Bentley Bentayga, Rolls-Royce Cullinan, and Lamborghini Urus.