2020 Aston Martin DBX launched in Malaysia - a 550 PS SUV fit for Bond

Sanjay · Oct 7, 2020 04:00 PM

2020 Aston Martin DBX launched in Malaysia - a 550 PS SUV fit for Bond 01

If you're a super spy who's now got a family but still need to stay brand-loyal, the 2020 Aston Martin DBX is just what you need.

2020 Aston Martin DBX launched in Malaysia - a 550 PS SUV fit for Bond 02

Unveiled just a few hours ago at Aston Martin Kuala Lumpur, the DBX is the British marque's first attempt at a full-fat, five-seater SUV.

2020 Aston Martin DBX launched in Malaysia - a 550 PS SUV fit for Bond 01

We'll walk you through the car and you let us know if it's fit for Bond and family.

Powertrain

2020 Aston Martin DBX launched in Malaysia - a 550 PS SUV fit for Bond 02

Behind the instantly-recognisable 'DB grille' is a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 producing 550 PS and 700 Nm. 

2020 Aston Martin DBX launched in Malaysia - a 550 PS SUV fit for Bond 03

22-inch wheels are standard. It looks rather low and sleek for an SUV.

Tipping the scales at 2,245 kg, you might think its a lumbering house on wheels and those numbers are just hot air. But that's where you'd be mistaken.

2020 Aston Martin DBX launched in Malaysia - a 550 PS SUV fit for Bond 04

0-100 km/h is dusted in a claimed 4.5 seconds. Pin the go-pedal and it'll slam through 9 gears as it reaches its 290 km/h top speed.

2020 Aston Martin DBX launched in Malaysia - a 550 PS SUV fit for Bond 05

Familiar Aston Martin details like the (real) hood and intake vents and sculpted bootlid spoiler are present.

And if you so choose, it'll let you get muddy too - since the DBX's all-wheel drive system uses an active center differential and an electronically-controlled rear limited slip differential. 

Interior

2020 Aston Martin DBX launched in Malaysia - a 550 PS SUV fit for Bond 06

Memory seats for the fronts, as expected.

Given that its pretty much priced like a house, the handcrafted interior is a nice place to be in, thanks to gratuitious use of Bridge of Weir-branded leather and premium materials.

2020 Aston Martin DBX launched in Malaysia - a 550 PS SUV fit for Bond 07

Bootspace is 632 litres and there's also 40:20:40 split-fold rear seats. Now who said fast cars can't be practical? 

2020 Aston Martin DBX launched in Malaysia - a 550 PS SUV fit for Bond 08

Also standard is a 12.3-inch fully digital instrument cluster and a 10.25-inch infotainment screen. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are supported out of the box.

2020 Aston Martin DBX launched in Malaysia - a 550 PS SUV fit for Bond 09

Your chauffeur and you can enjoy blaring Top 80s Hits through the 800-watt, 14-speaker, Harman/Samsung setup.

2020 Aston Martin DBX launched in Malaysia - a 550 PS SUV fit for Bond 10

There's ADAS - ACC and LKA making their Aston Martin debuts here - alongside standard-fare stuff like a 360-degree camera and automatic high beams.

2020 Aston Martin DBX launched in Malaysia - a 550 PS SUV fit for Bond 11

Prices start at RM 818,000 before duties and options. What do you say, fit for a super spy?

Sanjay

Writer

With humble beginnings collecting diecast models and spending hours virtually tuning dream cars on the computer, his love of cars has delightfully transformed into a career. Sanjay enjoys how the same passion for cars transcends boundaries and brings people together.

Trending Discussion

Comments

Up to 20% higher than average trade-in price

2021 Aston Martin DBX

Upgrade

Add your car

Service powered by carsome

Latest Cars