2020 Aston Martin DBX video review: prototype driven on and off-road

Aston Martin will hope to get its ‘Second Century’ expansion plans back on track by launching the 542bhp DBX in spring 2020 – the first SUV in the company’s 107-year history.

The £158,000, five-seat 4×4 has been in development since 2015, and aims to take a sizeable chunk out of the premium SUV market with its familiar, AMG-sourced 4.0-litre turbocharged V8. It’s built on an all-new platform not shared with any other Aston, and has been tested extensively across all surfaces to ensure it proves dynamic to drive, even when taken off-road.

So, is it a match for a Lamborghini Urus, Porsche Cayenne or a Bentley Bentayga? Matt Saunders hitched a ride in one with Aston’s chief chassis engineer Matt Becker, and then took a turn at the wheel through wet and muddy Wales, to find out.

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Source: AutoCar.co.uk