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The new Aston Martin DBX, the British luxury marque’s first SUV, continues with its intensive development programme now heading to Pirelli’s official test facility near the Arctic Circle in Sweden.

Aston Martin DBX

Aston Martin DBX

The Flurheden Proving Ground provides a range of extreme environments, from snowy roads to ice handling courses and is home to Pirelli’s R&D Sottozero Centre. It allows Aston Martin’s vehicle dynamics specialists – led by Chief Engineer, Matt Becker – to put the new Aston Martin DBX prototype to what could well be the ultimate cold test.

Becker said, “The Aston Martin DBX needs to be ready for a wide range of multi-terrain surfaces, so in addition to testing the car in normal day-to-day situations, we need to test it in extreme conditions such as these. Testing these prototypes in cold climate conditions helps us to assess the car’s early dynamics and crucially ensure confidence inspiring sure-footedness on low grip surfaces. This car propels Aston Martin into a new segment and our engineering team are enjoying the challenges of developing a quality luxury SUV experience through this robust testing schedule. Progress is on-track and I am confident that we will deliver over and above what our customers would expect from an Aston Martin SUV.”

The Aston Martin DBX will go into prototype build at St Athan, Wales in mid-2019, before full production of the new sport-luxury SUV commences in 2020.

Aston Martin DBX


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