Like the broader new car market in 2020, Aston Martin has taken a hit this year, no doubt a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic. Sales are down 27.8 per cent year-on-year, but we're talking low volumes overall.
The first examples of the British brand's first foray into the world of luxury SUVs, the Aston Martin DBX, touched down in late 2020, however deliveries are expected to get into full swing in the first quarter of 2021. Our early drives suggest Aston is onto a winner.
Aston Martin says Australia's DBX allocation for 2021 is already sold out, although what that means in numbers we won't know until sales data starts trickling in next year.
Those after something special will have to wait until the end of the year, for the DBX Bowmore Edition. Just 18 examples of the collaboration between Aston Martin's Q personalisation division and Scottish whisky distillery Bowmore will be built.
Also arriving locally in the first quarter is the new Vantage Roadster, the $314,635 convertible capable of hitting 100km/h from standstill in just 3.7 seconds. Almost as fast, is the Vantage Roadster's roof mechanism, claimed to be the fastest in the world, taking just 6.7 seconds to open and 6.8s to close at speeds up to 50km/h.
|DBX||All-new||Luxury SUV||Q4 2020 / Q1 2021|
|Vantage Roadster||All-new||Sports car||Q1 2021|
|DBX Bowmore Edition||Limited edition||Luxury SUV||Q4 2021|
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