Performance, poise, perfection: the Aston Martin DBX is all that, and more

By topgear, 28 September 2021

[Advertisement Feature] The Aston Martin DBX is a luxury SUV that perfectly balances performance, poise and practicality

SUVs have successfully broached every segment in every car market across the globe. It doesn’t matter if you’re looking to spend €20,000 in Europe or up to a million Ringgit back home; there is an SUV for every type of buyer, preference and price range, almost anywhere in the world. 

The popularity of crossovers has transcended all cultures to the point where even brands that traditionally manufacture high-end supercars and ultra-luxurious rides are now shifting their attentions to SUVs. And while Aston Martin took some time to join the game, the DBX is one of the most accomplished SUVs on offer in the luxury market today. 

While most luxury carmakers utilise existing platforms of mainstream SUVs to create versatile off-roaders of their own in a cost-effective fashion, Aston Martin went one step further by engineering its very own all-wheel drive SUV architecture from the ground up, exclusively for the DBX. The result is a platform with a longer wheelbase than competing SUVs such as the Bentley Bentayga, Lamborghini Urus and even the Range Rover LWB for an unrivalled blend of practicality and stability on the move.

aston martin dbx arden green
aston martin dbx arden green

This chassis features Aston Martin’s first-ever triple-chamber air suspension which adapts to all environments seamlessly, be it in an urban city setting, on unpaved terrains off the beaten path or in the high-octane confines of a race track. 

The multi-faceted genetic makeup makes the DBX one of the most versatile vehicles on sale today – a chariot for all occasions. Ultra-luxurious appointments such as a crisp 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment, the choice of woven wool felt upholstery – the first for a production car – and the biggest panoramic roof in its class make for a car that’s always ready to make a grand entrance an evening soiree; the raised hip point guarantees a graceful exit onto the red carpet in your finest outfit. And if you’re in the mood for something more rugged, the DBX will happily oblige.  

Its AWD powertrain and adaptive ride height gives it the ground clearance and traction to excel during outdoor excursions, even if it means treading through mud, sand and rocky terrain to get to your destination. Ample space in the rear quarters and boot make the DBX the perfect companion for picnics with the family, a round of golf with business partners or more adventurous treks through nature with like-minded friends. You could take a pet or two along too!  

The multi-faceted genetic makeup makes the DBX one of the most versatile vehicles on sale today – a chariot for all occasions

That said, like every iconic Aston Martin that preceded it, the DBX still needs to prove itself as a spirited performer to truly earn its wings. This is not an issue for its twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 engine, which develops 542bhp and 700Nm of torque capable of propelling the DBX to a top speed of 291kph to justify its place alongside the likes of Vantage, DBS and Valhalla. 

Performance is important to Aston Martin, even for an SUV, because motorsports has been an integral part of the brand since 1913. The racing pedigree that’s over a century old continues to this day, most famously in Formula One with four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel at the wheel. The DBX also has an important role to play on race weekends – its multipurpose nature and ability to maintain a healthy pace behind the race cars makes it the ideal Formula One Medical Car. Lives literally depend on it, which is why there is no room for shortcomings as far as track performance is concerned. 

For all of its varied strengths, the benefits of owning an Aston Martin DBX do not stop with its unrivalled blend of track-bred performance and VIP-quality refinement on the move, on and off the road. In buying a DBX, one is treated to the finest levels of human craftsmanship, from its millimetre-perfect panels assembled by hand in St Athan, Wales, to the hand-perfected quilting, broguing and perforations in the upholstery that give the interior a quintessentially Aston Martin design aesthetic.

Aston Martin DBX
Aston Martin DBX

For a greater degree of personalisation, clients demanding more creative liberty can engage with Q by Aston Martin for the ultimate bespoke personalisation service in creating a DBX that is uniquely theirs. 

Such inquiries can be made at Aston Martin Kuala Lumpur, where the DBX can be experienced in all its glories upon making an appointment via the company’s official website. In Malaysia, the Aston Martin DBX is priced from RM818,000 excluding duties, taxes and customisation. Buyers can also enjoy a five-year warranty and service plan on selected packages, subject to terms and conditions. 

Either way, that’s less than a million Ringgit for an SUV built from the ground up by a company with over 100 years of racing pedigree and experience in building some of the most recognisable cars in history, including the Hollywood icons driven by a certain secret agent. 

Can you think of any other car that makes you feel like James Bond in a poster-perfect car chase while expertly tackling the daily grind with passengers and cargo safely in stow? 


For more information, visit Aston Martin Kuala Lumpur’s official website or call 03-2163 1196.