Although late to the party, at least among its exotic vehicle-producing peers, the automaker has flipped the switch at its factory in Wales, that will crank out the all-new DBX. From the Spy guy’s perspective, the luxury utility vehicle is destined to become a top seller in a world where such vehicles continue to climb in popularity, from the humblest Hyundai Kona to the rarefied Rolls-Royce Cullinan. The DBX gets a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 producing 542 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. A-M claims a zero-to-60-mph time of 4.3 seconds and 181-mph top speed. There are also rumblings that a plug-in hybrid variant will arrive a few months following the DBX’s launch in late 2020 as a 2021 model. A US $190,000 base price is anticipated.

The DBX is Aston Martin’s first utility vehicle, although with 542 horsepower and a zero-to-60-mph time of 4.3 seconds, it’s likely more of a high-speed cruiser than a four-door supercar. PHOTO: ASTON MARTIN

Aston Martin’s latest model is — shocker — a utility vehicle: