It may have taken a while, but the Aston Martin DBX is now in the Philippines.
Two years after its global debut in 2019, the British marque's first crossover is now available in the country via Aston Martin Manila. The DBX joins the wide range of Aston Martin models from the Vantage to the DBS that can be ordered through the dealership. Given how popular crossovers and how fast luxury models sell these days, we won't be surprised if the initial batch is already spoken for.
When it comes to design, Aston Martin's first-ever SUV looks very much like the rest of the lineup with a design that some says mimics the Vantage albeit with four doors and a higher ride height. The front end features the signature Aston Martin grille flanked by high-mounted headlights. At the rear, there are more Vantage design cues with the full-width LED taillight that also forms an integrated ducktail spoiler.
Compared to the other Aston Martin models today, the DBX will have the most space inside. Aside from having two rows of seats with spacious legroom, there's also a big trunk to match. With the second-row folded, there is 1,540 liters worth of space. It's not short on luxury goods either. Seats are wrapped in full-grain leather, and customers can spec the color they want. There are also various personal touches available.
Powering the DBX is a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8, the same as the one used in the DB11 and Vantage. The power has been bumped up for the DBX, now producing 550 horsepower and 700 Nm of torque. Power is sent to all four wheels via a 9-speed automatic gearbox. An active central differential, an electric rear limited-slip differential, and advanced electronics ensure traction no matter the terrain.
We tried asking about the DBX's price, but we weren't given a specific number. We can make the very astute guess that the price will most definitely have 8 digits. And it'll probably start with a 2.