Aston Martin sets a new ultra-luxury SUV benchmark with the refreshed DBX707

It can be difficult to find a singular superlative that encapsulates the experience of driving Aston Martin’s DBX707. Relentless in its speed and regal in its appearance, the SUV’s only real rivals are perhaps the Lamborghini Urus or Bentley Bentayga or Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT. But even then, it exudes such a distinct poise rarely found in a vehicle of its scale. It’s the ‘supercar of SUVs’ for a reason, after all.

The new DBX707 is shaping up to be just as enticing as the last, with its upgraded interiors, reworked styling cues and tech. Sure, the Aston Martin fascia and tail are still there, but underneath its sleek surfaces lies a kind of power only fitting for a next-generation behemoth.

Beginning with the exterior, the DBX707 introduces some minor changes to the detail. Noticeable here are the actuated flushed door handles and the revamped swivel-head door mirrors. It now even comes in five new paint colours and wheel finishes, complementing those familiar rims and 22-inch (23 for alloy) wheels.

The DBX707 maintains its 707ps/900 Nm 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 powerplant plus 9-speed ‘wet clutch’ dual clutch automatic. It can go from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.3 seconds with a top speed of 311 km/h. Drivers can also reach 100 percent of the torque to the rear axle by way of the all-wheel drive system. It also has 420mm front and 390mm rear braking power, built with Carbon Ceramic brakes. Best of all, its handling is as impeccable.

The interior gets a refreshed look, too, featuring a more horizontal orientation, punctuated by the centre console. This technically advanced interior offers an entirely bespoke, fully integrated multi-screen system that features wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto plus multiple USB-C connections. It also serves full online connectivity supported by the Aston Martin customer app.

Of course, as with other Aston Martin models, the marque’s bespoke service, Q by Aston Martin, should allow DBX707 owners extensive personalisation.

The service grants each of them a sense of individuality all the while enhancing the car’s configuration. One may choose from a wide selection of textures, too, from chrome accents and gloss smoked oak down to ziricote wood and carbon fibre veneers.

Aston Martin made sure to create an even more elevated feel while maximising the space. It’s a bold new design that’s borrows from elements fashioned in the DB12 and Vantage models. This leads to a more contemporary linear character that also happens to be functional, as the changes reduce the overall height of the interior.

As seen here in finer detail, there are three different interior trim specifications. Each of them even come with their own signature detailing. Inspire Comfort boasts matrix embroidery and quilting while Inspire Sport is a masterclass in vector embroidery. The Accelerate with Alcantara, on the other hand, adds an extra element of sportiness to the super SUV. Complementing the detailing is micro piping and sateen embroidery.

Equipped with better connectivity and convenience, its Advanced Driver Assistance System, has also been reworked to author the perfect cruising companion during longer drives and less-than-ideal terrains. It seamlessly balances its sporty identity with Aston Martin’s styling heritage.

Deliveries are set to begin this quarter. Visit Aston Martin for more information.

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