Aston Martin DBX Concept Photos and Info
Gregory Alan Bolcer stashed this in Cars I'll Never Afford
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They only sold 4000 cars last year?!
Aston Martin evidently has decided that selling only GT cars—and we’re including the four-door Rapide in that categorization—is a strategy fated to keep sales volumes cripplingly small. And indeed, the brand sold just a little more than 4000 units worldwide last year. Thus, it is moving to make its Lagonda sedan available in markets other than in just the Middle East. And at the Geneva auto show, it indicated a move to drive sales to unforeseen heights by showing a crossover GT, the DBX concept.
Bigger than a DB9 but smaller than a Rapide, the DBX is a two-door, four-seat conveyance that, to our eyes, looks downright sporty despite its big wheels and elevated ride height. This lifted, sports-car-type thing does more than just take the now-familiar Aston design language and perch it atop big wheels—although the wheels certainly are big, at 22 inches—as proved by the layered effect of the roofline at the C-pillar, the way the upper edge of the grille is pulled forward to create a shark nose, and the squinting, LED-lit headlights. The paint is black with a thin layer of chrome laid within to mimic the surface of authentic black pearls.