Dated Merc system heading for the bin
Expect other cabin upgrades for refreshed DBX
Aston Martin will be putting the DB12’s interior into the DBX SUV. Not the whole thing, of course, just the infotainment system. That’s according to the company’s boss on the last earnings call.
The Aston Martin DBX uses a trackpad-based infotainment system that the company got from Mercedes-Benz (the former gets a load of tech from the latter these days). But even Benz doesn’t use that system anymore, replacing it years back with one that’s touchscreen and voice response based.
Now, Aston chair Lawrence Stroll has said that the company will be making updates. “On DBX, the new infotainment, the new interiors, will continue along the line of DB12 and will be in the marketplace in the near future,” Stroll said (via Autocar).
DBX sales aren’t all that bothered by the low-tech interior at the moment, as the 697 hp DBX 707 makes up 70 percent of the total model volume. But if that one starts to chill, then an out-of-date interior could suddenly become a big problem.
Speaking about the DB12, where Aston is already using the new interface, Aston CEO Amedeo Flisa said “we had some issues on software, but I think everything now is fixed.”
Expect some other changes to accommodate the new screen and give the DBX a more thorough update. More leather and more luxury touches are the likely result for the grand touring SUV.