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Aston Martin DBX (Aston's New SUV)

Discussion in 'British' started by Astrid.Didier, Nov 19, 2019.

  1. 95spiderman

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    Uris at least resembles a lambo and has crazy motor. Its best of bunch and not bad value at 200k. Dbx is completely generic and costs 300k. Could easily be a jaguar SUV and cost 75k.
     
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    Actually, I think the DBX looks more like an Aston Martin than a Ursus looks like a Lamborghini, or a Cayenne looks like a Porsche. From the sides, most are indistinguishable but the Aston grill is a strong design element here. That being said, most people don't know what an Aston Martin is, but as a DB9 owner I'm not embarrassed by this effort. I will feel differently when a Ferrari SUV arrives. Will be interesting if Range Rover owners will try the DBX as an upgrade to British cheekiness.
     
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    Yes they must get people upgrading from range rover if any chance succeed
     
  4. WilliamB

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    Well clearly more Ferrarista here :) But my opinion is NOT BAD AT ALL! When I compare it style-wise with any of the current competition, for me best in class, closest to its roots, with loads of new features which others do not have. Quality finish! Yes I better like some elements of the Urus or others with its competitors but the total package is good and to my liking. Price-wise (standard) a bit high but not out of the ordinary in comparison. Going for all options means price will hike but believe that is with all. I hope the FUV will be better but, at this point in time, only am sure that it will be even more expensive. A Range does not have the class, a Bentega is to classic with no surprises, a Cayenne too generic and no class finishing, an Urus too extreme in styling (keeping one eye on age :) and those comparing it to a Jag or similar class car, I don't take seriously. As I likely will buy a new SUV in 2020, it certainly will be a serious contester!
    So my league of choice is thus far the DBX, a Range (still) and the Levante Trofeo. The FUV might take too long for me.
     
  5. Astrid.Didier

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    Not 300k, where you got this info from!! ..... Totally wrong // the DBX starting price is $192,086
     
  6. 95spiderman

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    Ok that makes much more sense. Some one here said it was 300k which would be absurd. At least it looks better than bentyga
     
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    That's beyond my understanding - there are no Land Rover Sports cars, why should there be Porsche / Lamborghini / Aston Martin / Ferrari SUVs?
    Sadly it tends to prove that Land Rover customers are more sensible than Porsche / Lamborghini / Aston Martin / Ferrari customers...
     
  8. WilliamB

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    ??? Without their SUV, Porsche would be struggling. Lamborghini did up their profits due to their SUV, Aston Martin hopes to survive on it and Ferrari ... well all about profits. So don't understand why Land Rover customers are more sensible. By the way a full option Autobiography is over $200K!
     
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  9. 95spiderman

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    i think its very simple. sports car market is limited almost like a toy would be. suv is a necessity that sells in huge volumes. why would land rover need to get into sports cars? but every sports car manufacturer is obviously motivated to branch into suv
     
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  13. WilliamB

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    My shortlist for a daily SUV is, momentarily, (1) Aston Martin DBX,because of complete package with top finishing (2) Maserati Levante Trofeo, because of the superb engine (3) Range Rover, a bit too classic but still complete SUV, (4) Mercedes GLE 6.3 (coupe version) because of the general performance. No Bentley, too boring design to me, and no Porsche Cayenne, too general and many on the road. I am now just waiting for the Ferrari and when there are no teasers by 2020, I am not sure whether I want to wait longer. For sporty driving I always have my F12. What is wrong with this line up and why?
     
  14. 95spiderman

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    i agree about ugly bentley and waiting for what will be the best one of bunch in ferrari. i would put uris at the top of what is available now. why not that? the rest of the list need some rearranging for me. levante is ugly and has to be off based on that. german 'coupe' suvs are all so similar as to be toss up but the cayanne coupe is still rare and probably best driver of the bunch. how about rr sport svr? getting dated now but still pretty cool.
     
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    Oeps ... yes I overlooked the Urus! How is that possible :) It should be included but seen its too angular design it would not on the no. 1 spot with me. As for the Levante, yes the design is not the best (too close to Asian designs) but the engine and sound is just great. The Cayenne coupe is still new, therefore less on the road but give it a year or so and there will be more. The RR Sport is indeed dated and therefore not on my short list.
    When I drive a wig in this list between those regularly seen on the streets (in whatever version), the rare ones are only 2, being the Urus and the Aston DBX. And hopefully Ferrari is getting in this pack soon.
     
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    watched some videos of dbx and looked much better than the static fotos do. I also recently saw senna for first time in flesh and despite hating it from fotos, it looked really good in person. guess cant really judge looks until see it in person
     
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    Seen the DBX in 'the flesh' and think it looks even better than in a video. What I love about this car is that one took the opinion of the driver on board (the needs/requirements) and tried to integrate these while not 'disrupting' the view/design. To give an example, the speakers have been integrated but one only notice them under perforated leather, maintaining the sleek luxury feel. The finish of the windows, one smooth even surface, as the B-post is of glass too and without window frames/rubbers in sight. Like this there are many things which I do not find that well thought out or considered to be of less importance with other brands.
    The only thing I am interested in at this point in time, how does it feel driving. I trust that the chosen Mercedes engine does the job well but am curious to find out how it performs on the road. That has not been tested yet and, as I am not the type who would buy a car not tested myself, I will have to wait a while.
     
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