The Aston Martin DBX will be the British luxury brand’s first SUV, and it’s set to make its debut in Beijing, China on November 20, when the order books open. The brand has also revealed the forthcoming new model’s pricing for various markets – it will cost £158,000 (RM842,640) in the UK, €193,500 (RM887,678) in Germany, JPY22,995,000 (RM873,679) in Japan and US$189,900 (RM786,243) in the United States.

This also marks the first time Aston Martin has shown the interior of the forthcoming DBX, as seen from the second row of seats. The design team spent more than six months solely focused on defining driver’s position within the vehicle, with the driver being at the centre of the DBX interior philosophy, it said.

Each button and dial has been carefully positioned following extensive testing by external counsel, including Aston Martin’s own Female Advisory Board and multiple customer clinics with high net worth individuals of mixed demographic. Among the cabin’s standout features is the bridged centre console, which combines a floating aesthetic with storage space for larger items such as a handbag or 1.5 litre water bottles, according to Aston Martin.

The rear passengers were also central to the design process, the company added, as the design team wanted to give those in the rear seats an inclusive feeling without the sense that they were leaning over the front occupants in the vehicle, which can sometimes be the result of ‘stadium’ seating arrangement, said Aston Martin.

The needs of children were considered, too, with a group of children invited to share their experiences of entering, exiting and sitting in an ergonomic assessment model at the company’s design studio. All this consultation and feedback has led to class-leading front and rear legroom, says Aston Martin, as well as a ‘fantastic feeling of airiness’ thanks to the DBX’s windows and full-length panoramic glass roof.

Under its skin, the forthcoming DBX packs a Mercedes-AMG-sourced M177 4.0 litre biturbo V8 engine that produces 550 PS and 700 Nm of torque, making the SUV the firm’s most powerful V8-engined model yet. Aston Martin said last month that the DBX has repeatedly exceeded 290 km/h in high-speed testing, as well as regularly lapping the Nurburgring Nordschleife in under eight minutes.

GALLERY: Aston Martin DBX pre-production at St Athan


GALLERY: Aston Martin DBX testing