Supercar maker Aston Martin has unveiled a concept for the 2015 Geneva Motor Show which takes on the crossover segment. The Aston Martin DBX is claimed to "widens the appeal of the iconic British luxury brand and reaches out to a more diverse global audience than ever before."
Aston Martin CEO Dr Andy Palmer said: "The DBX Concept is a challenge to the existing status quo in the high luxury GT segment. It envisages a world, perhaps a world not too far away, when luxury GT travel is not only stylish and luxurious but also more practical, more family-friendly and more environmentally responsible. I asked my team at Aston Martin to expand their thinking beyond conventions, to explore what the future of luxury GT motoring would look like in years ahead, and the DBX Concept you see before you is the result."
Aston Martin DBX detailsThis all-wheel drive and all-electric Aston Martin DBX resembles a crossover which can easily accommodate four adults. It can also carry large amounts of luggage thanks to its dual cargo areas at the rear trunk and front load bay. Being an Aston Martin the DBX is both opulent and cutting edge. Finished in a unique colour called Black Pearl Chromium, the Aston Martin DBX is crafted from machined billet aluminium, while the interior is covered in velvet-like Nubuck leather.
While it remains a concept, Aston Martin claims its DBX is powered by electric motors which are located inboard of the wheel. Power is supplied by lithium sulphur cells. The Aston Martin DBX Concept also features drive-by-wire electric steering, toughened glass with an auto-dimming 'smart glass' inter-layer, and bespoke driver and passenger head-up displays are further examples of its cutting edge technology. Other cool features like Active LED exterior lights, carbon ceramic brakes with a kinetic energy recovery system (KERS) and rear view cameras in place of conventional mirrors also underline the eccentricity of this luxury GT concept.