Aston Martin’s new factory in Wales begins producing DBX test mules
Aston Martin’s second factory located in Saint Athan, Wales, Great Britain, has opened for business and is currently assembling pre-production samples of the upcoming DBX SUV. The actual production of the model is scheduled for 1H 2021. The new Lagonda series, which the company has modeled after its Vision and All-Terrain concepts, will follow in 2022.
The spy shots thus far made give us little information about the appearance of the Aston Martin DBX. The entire body is wrapped in impervious test mule mascara, the radiator grille sports deliberately misleading outlines, and a dual-pipe exhaust system is the only thing discernible at the rear end.
As for the engines, industry professionals expect the car to ship with a choice between a few 4.0-liter, twin-turbo Mercedes-AMG units and an in-house 5.2-liter V12. An electric version will likely join the lineup at a later date as well.
The company has been testing its SUV in all kinds of environments over the past several months, ranging from the Arctic Circle to the North Loop of the Nürburgring. We were promised a premiere in late 2019, which likely means we will be seeing the new DBX at the Los-Angeles Auto Show.
Photos: Aston Martin
Reporter Artem Sukhanov