Aston Martin DBX to gain 3 variants, including a PHEV
Aston Martin’s first SUV in history only ships with a V8 in the United States so far, but the carmaker will be unveiling a different take on it later this year.
Speaking in a recent interview, Aston Martin CEO Tobias Moers confirmed that three new versions of the DBX are under development, including a plug-in hybrid. The car won’t appear in the showrooms until 2024, but will still count among the world’s most powerful SUVs when it does come out.
Media tend to agree that the luxury carmaker may ask Mercedes-AMG for a 63e or 73e powertrain to use in the new DBX, specifically a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8. Assisted by an electric motor, this unit could pump out north of 700 PS (690 hp / 515 kW). A custom version could even be capable of 800 PS (789 hp / 588 kW).
The other two versions include a V6-based hybrid and a traditional non-electrified V12. The latter edition may be released under the AMR badge.
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