“There are aspects of the car that have changed dramatically – perhaps none more so than the fact that it is now a four-door – and, on a comparison basis, you will be able to pick out many details that have been modified,” said Palmer. “But in terms of the pure lines and the fundamental core principles of the car, you’ll recognize them.”
The brand’s first crossover will ride on a new bonded and riveted aluminum platform, closely related to what’s used on the DB11. It will also be Aston Martin’s first model to offer all-wheel drive, although it’s still clear if it will come standard.
Essentially, the production version of the DBX will look a lot like the concept, and nothing like it all at the same time. In other words, it’ll just be like every other production model that came before it that traced its roots to a concept vehicle. Still, there’s enough reason to be excited about the DBX crossover, especially if it ends up being as groundbreaking of a crossover as Aston Martin is making it out to be.