Aston Martin is preparing to join the SUV party with its new DBX, which is set to be revealed late in 2018 and could pack a juicy V12 engine.

The DBX will also be the first fully electric model available in the Aston lineup, but the initial production models that arrive with customers in early 2019 will feature more conventional powertrains.

Aston Martin DBX concept


Engine options could include a Mercedes-AMG-sourced twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 with as much as 500bhp and 513lb ft of torque, as well as an optional 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12 delivering 600bhp and 516lb ft. Hybrid and electric variants will follow soon after.

The new DBX will be built at Aston Martin’s state-of-the-art production facility in Wales, which will also build the company's DB11 sports car and employ 750 people. The new plant is part of a £200m investment into new products and facilities by the manufacturer. 

Pricing and other details are still to be announced by Aston Martin. 

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Gallery: 2015 Aston Martin DBX concept