Jose Altoveros / Aston Martin | July 26, 2018 08:34
Expect to see the production-model Aston Martin DBX in 2019
It was back in 2015 when Aston Martin revealed their first ever crossover albeit in concept form. Called the DBX, it was an all-electric, all-wheel drive concept which would open Aston Martin to the crossover market for the very first time. They also confirmed that it will go into production, but did not say when it will make its debut.
Since its announcement and confirmation, the brand has been quiet about the Aston Martin DBX. It wasn't until recently did new information surfaced about Aston Martin's upcoming crossover. The Gaydon-based luxury brand has confirmed that production of the DBX will begin in late 2019, and it will be built the brand upcoming St. Athan facility in South Wales. That said, this gives us a rough idea as to when the brand's first crossover will likely make its debut.
The new plant is said to create over 750 new jobs for the company, 150 of which have already been recruited as part of pre-production preparations. Once complete, the St. Athan plant will join Aston Martin's Gaydon headquarter and Newport Pagnell site as the company's production facilities.
Going back to the Aston Martin's upcoming crossover, no new details were revealed regarding the model. That said, it is also uncertain whether Aston Martin will retain the DBX nameplate for the production model. Previously, it was reported that the crossover will use a completely new platform instead of cross-platform sharing which manufacturers often do.
It is worthy to note that this model should not be confused with the Aston Martin Lagonda SUV concept which debuted earlier this year. The Lagonda SUV is slated to make its debut at a much later date in 2021.