The Aston Martin DBX Crossover is heading for production, with AML boss Andy Palmer confirming the both the DBX Crossover and a new Lagonda saloon.
Aston Martin‘s efforts to climb in to the luxury SUV arena haven’t worked so far (its Lagonda SUV Concept was widely panned), but they were up for trying again with a crossover, rather than a full-blown SUV, with the DBX Concept at Geneva last month.
We thought the idea of a high-riding ‘Allroad’ DB9 was a better one for Aston than a full SUV, although comments like ‘That looks awful’ and ‘I wish they wouldn’t go there’ from Cars UK readers means there’s not exactly universal appeal in the crossover route. But it’s a route AML are going.
Speaking to Car and Driver, Aston boss, Andy Palmer, has confirmed the DBX will be happening, but only once the entire sports car range has been replaced (which sounds a big deal, but it’s just two cars and variants, in truth).
What Palmer also revealed is that the DBX won’t be the only new model in Aston’s range, and that there will be be a new Lagonda saloon too (after the DBX arrives), a Lagonda saloon that’s not the Taraf and will be a world model.
All of which sounds like a very sensible plan – especially with input from Mercedes-AMG – even if there’s not exactly universal appeal in the high-riding DB9.