Could James Bond be driving in an SUV? The question is no longer out of the ordinary since Aston Martin launched the DBX, a 5.04m-long recreational vehicle, camped on 22-inch wheels and weighing nearly 2.3 tonnes in running order, despite the body structure in extruded aluminum. The evolution of demand in popular markets for prestige models has not left much choice to the English brand recently rescued by a group of investors led by Lawrence Stroll. Aston Martin is thus the penultimate manufacturer to convert to the SUV, ahead of Ferrari. Honor is safe. Vantage front end, GT long bonnet, hollowed sides, balanced proportions: the DBX remains above all an Aston. It is only the drop of the electric tailgate on the horizontal light strip highlighting the spoiler that is not unanimous.
Size nuance: to enter, instead of stooping as we would for all Aston, we climb aboard. The refined atmosphere is that