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The all-new DBX - Aston Martin's first ever SUV, made its first public appearance in Dubai last night. Image Credit: Supplied

The Aston Martin DBX made its first public appearance in the UAE during an event at the marque’s Downtown Dubai showroom yesterday evening.

DBX signals a new era in Aston Martin’s pursuit to deliver exceptional performance, style and usability in a segment previously unexplored by the world-famous manufacturer. Bringing both the versatility and indulgence expected of a luxury SUV with sports car levels of dynamic performance, DBX sets a bold new standard in this sector.

Powered by a new version of the characterful 4.0-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 engine, DBX features an impressive output of 542bhp and 700Nm of torque, carefully tuned to meet the specific needs of this model. With a sound character that is unquestionably Aston Martin, the active exhaust system ensures this is a luxury SUV that can sound refined one moment and exhilarating the next.

The engine’s versatility isn’t restricted to its vocals either; the turbocharged V8 has cylinder deactivation to enhance fuel economy, yet it can also propel DBX from 0 to 100kph in 4.5 seconds and on to a top speed of 292kph.

DBX will be priced starting at Dh848,000 in the Middle East, with deliveries set to begin from late Q2 2020.