DBX sheds some disguise

DBX sheds some disguise

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Beefmeister

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15,396 posts

177 months

Friday 4th October
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Found this on Twitter. Very Vantage-esque at the rear, I think it looks great!


Pothole

27,708 posts

229 months

Saturday 5th October
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Beefmeister said:
Found this on Twitter. Very Vantage-esque at the rear, I think it looks great!



LordBretSinclair

3,995 posts

124 months

Saturday 19th October
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Even less disguise smile


Graze01

611 posts

39 months

Saturday 19th October
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Got to say I like that

Don't think I'd ever buy one given I'm an urban dweller but good looking car it seems

I'll get my coat!

Graze

rovcallum

457 posts

90 months

Saturday 19th October
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Graze01 said:
Got to say I like that

Don't think I'd ever buy one given I'm an urban dweller but good looking car it seems

I'll get my coat!

Graze
LOL!

CSK1

1,081 posts

71 months

Saturday 19th October
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This looks as much like a Vantage as the Cayenne looks like a 911.
Not something I'd dream about owning.
Nothing to love about this ugly duckling. frown

rovcallum

457 posts

90 months

Saturday 19th October
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If I had the spare cash and I was looking for a quality SUV, I’d buy one, but probably only because I’m an AM fan.
I really do hope it does well and they’d better have the electric version out pronto or it’ll be time to shut up shop again at AM.

avinalarf

6,374 posts

89 months

Saturday 19th October
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CSK1 said:
This looks as much like a Vantage as the Cayenne looks like a 911.
Not something I'd dream about owning.
Nothing to love about this ugly duckling. frown
Comments on the look of DBX are going to be along those of the "new Vantage".
To save us all the negativity on the exterior aesthetics can we please concentrate instead on the functionality of the vehicle against it's competitors, none of which would win a beauty contest.

Venturist

2,809 posts

142 months

Saturday 19th October
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avinalarf said:
Comments on the look of DBX are going to be along those of the "new Vantage".
To save us all the negativity on the exterior aesthetics can we please concentrate instead on the functionality of the vehicle against it's competitors, none of which would win a beauty contest.
Unless of course opinions on functionality are also negative, in which case, discussion of that is also politely requested to be withheld.

In fact, the Ministry of Pistonheads Aston Martin Forums has decreed that any form of response besides the “thumb-up” emoji to be tiresome and therefore, in the name of engaging discussion, is not permitted.

Edited by Venturist on Saturday 19th October 14:17

Jon39

6,330 posts

90 months

Saturday 19th October
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avinalarf said:
Comments on the look of DBX are going to be along those of the "new Vantage".
To save us all the negativity on the exterior aesthetics can we please concentrate instead on the functionality of the vehicle against it's competitors, none of which would win a beauty contest.

I don't have the knowledge about big SUVs, to be able to discuss the 'functionality of the vehicle against it's competitors'.

My observations are that they do seem to sell in large numbers (very good for AML) and that many, when viewed from the rear, look almost the same. I admit that Range Rovers have a distinctive rear, but with many of the others, if they had rear badges removed, I don't think I could tell which was an Audi, Hyundai, Kia, VW, Seat, Skoda, Ford, Porsche, etc.

Perhaps SUV owners don't mind 'wearing a uniform'. I quite enjoy repeatedly driving 200 mile journeys, and never seeing another car the same as mine.



CSK1

1,081 posts

71 months

Saturday 19th October
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avinalarf said:
CSK1 said:
This looks as much like a Vantage as the Cayenne looks like a 911.
Not something I'd dream about owning.
Nothing to love about this ugly duckling. frown
Comments on the look of DBX are going to be along those of the "new Vantage".
To save us all the negativity on the exterior aesthetics can we please concentrate instead on the functionality of the vehicle against it's competitors, none of which would win a beauty contest.
Discussing a vehicle's functionality over its competitors is really what Pistonheads is all about isn't it?
So the message is clear fellow PH'ers: this thread is only to say nice things about the DBX and to discuss the functionality of the vehicle against irs competitors.
I'm looking forward to a passionate debate.

avinalarf

6,374 posts

89 months

Saturday 19th October
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CSK1 said:
avinalarf said:
CSK1 said:
This looks as much like a Vantage as the Cayenne looks like a 911.
Not something I'd dream about owning.
Nothing to love about this ugly duckling. frown
Comments on the look of DBX are going to be along those of the "new Vantage".
To save us all the negativity on the exterior aesthetics can we please concentrate instead on the functionality of the vehicle against it's competitors, none of which would win a beauty contest.
Discussing a vehicle's functionality over its competitors is really what Pistonheads is all about isn't it?
So the message is clear fellow PH'ers: this thread is only to say nice things about the DBX and to discuss the functionality of the vehicle against irs competitors.
I'm looking forward to a passionate debate.
I like it
I don't like it.
Teacher says write 100 lines for bad behaviour.
When I feel the need for a SUV I'd go for a RR because it's the most practical solution and ticks the boxes for me.
I was watching a TV programme last night about supercars and their owners.
The presenters were awful and the owners came across, in the main, as having more money than brain cells.
I love a bit of car exotica but these guys were well OTT, horses for courses I suppose, but it's only a blooming car not the meaning of life.

Jon39

6,330 posts

90 months

Saturday 19th October
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avinalarf said:
I was watching a TV programme last night about supercars and their owners.
The presenters were awful and the owners came across, in the main, as having more money than brain cells.
I love a bit of car exotica but these guys were well OTT.

So pleased that I did not know the programme was on. I might have thrown something at my TV yet again.

Please reassure me that the cars featured, were of the shouty type.

Surely no understated Aston Martins, with their sofisticated owners like wot we are, appeared in that programme ?






Edited by Jon39 on Saturday 19th October 17:23

soofsayer

926 posts

82 months

Saturday 19th October
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From those pictures I think the dbx looks good. It is very similar in styling/size to the other mid sized suv cars out there (cayenne, macan, glc etc) and if the price point is around £150k I think the price is going to be the problem. It doesn’t stack up against the opposition at that price. At below £100k I think they would have a fighting chance of making it a volume seller.

Beefmeister

Original Poster:

15,396 posts

177 months

Saturday 19th October
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CSK1 said:
This looks as much like a Vantage as the Cayenne looks like a 911.
Not something I'd dream about owning.
Nothing to love about this ugly duckling. frown
Not sure if this was aimed at my original comment, but the rear ducktail and lights are exactly the same as the Vantage.

pschlute

213 posts

106 months

Saturday 19th October
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If I wanted a SUV and had that kind of money* I would get a Range Rover and have a DBS Superleggera too. I don't see the attraction of the premium brand (sports car) SUV, but admit I may well be wrong.

  • Guess thats why I have a 2005 DB9 and a 2014 Freelander !!

RichB

42,418 posts

231 months

Saturday 19th October
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avinalarf said:
<clip> can we please concentrate instead on the functionality of the vehicle against it's competitors, none of which would win a beauty contest.
Well not unless you are the self appointed Aston section police hehe

p.s. It does nothing for me, indeed if you remove the Aston wings it could be a Ford of any other run of the mill Japanese 4x4 jus bland and derivative. That said we've all got to hope it does well for the sake of AML else we get our knuckles rapped for not having a laugh. laugh

avinalarf

6,374 posts

89 months

Saturday 19th October
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RichB said:
avinalarf said:
<clip> can we please concentrate instead on the functionality of the vehicle against it's competitors, none of which would win a beauty contest.
Well not unless you are the self appointed Aston section police hehe

p.s. It does nothing for me, indeed if you remove the Aston wings it could be a Ford of any other run of the mill Japanese 4x4 jus bland and derivative. That said we've all got to hope it does well for the sake of AML else we get our knuckles rapped for not having a laugh. laugh
My intention, in my first post, was in recognition of the endless negative comments on the styling of the new Vantage.
Having seen the, almost revealed, DBX image and a following comment I could see that this thread might well follow the same pattern.
There were many contributors to the AM forum who were discombobulated by all the negativity so I thought I would suggest a less controversial approach i.e. to judge the vehicle as an overall package, not just on it's body work styling.
I find it somewhat amusing that the styling of the new Vantage was criticised for straying too far from the usual subtle evolution of design that has been an AM tradition for many models and here we have a SUV with a rather traditional interpretation of AM styling looking a lot like the old Vantage on steroids and it's being judged as being rather bland a judgement with which, I'm sorry to say, I'm in agreement with, no pleasing some folk.
However the styling is quite pleasant, if not earth shattering, and if matched by good performance and the level of interior luxury and technology one might expect of an SUV costing £150/200K it might sell well to its intended audience.



Edited by avinalarf on Saturday 19th October 21:28

Pericoloso

40,998 posts

110 months

Saturday 19th October
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Front is better than a Vantage ,not a difficult bar to clear.

Rear looks better than a BMW X4 ,also not difficult to achieve.

Jon39

6,330 posts

90 months

Saturday 19th October
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You are making very sensible and serious comments Steven.

I am missing your jokes and subtle humour. Do hope you are not thinking of changing your username.