Aston Martin DBX gets new interior, will be sold in 707 guise only


Aston Martin has updated its DBX SUV – the interior sees a significant tech update, and the model is now available exclusively in top-spec 707 guise. The lower-powered 550hp version of its twin-turbo V8 has been discontinued. The move to a one-engine offering comes in response to the success of the 707hp range-topper, which accounted for around two-thirds of global DBX sales in 2023, and is running at about 90 percent so far in 2024.

Aston Martin has also removed the mild-hybrid straight-six DBX from sale in the Chinese market, citing rapid shifts in market demand for such powertrains. It has no immediate plans to offer an electrified variant globally.

  1. Updated DBX gets 12.3-inch digital driver display and 10.25-inch touchscreen
  2. New ‘Wings’ badge and new paint shades among exterior changes
  3. Suspension and steering retuned as well

Aston Martin DBX 707: 2024 interior changes

Due to begin deliveries in international markets in May in with a 5-10 percent price increase, the revised DBX now has essentially the same cockpit arrangement as the DB12 and Vantage, doing away with the dated Mercedes-based set-up that it has had since 2020. In its place is a new 10.25-inch touchscreen sited in the middle of the ‘waterfall’- shaped centre stack. It runs Aston’s bespoke infotainment platform, with smartphone mirroring included as standard and a suite of SUV-specific features added, such as hill descent control.

The revamp does away with the four individual drive select buttons atop the dashboard in favour of a toggle-style shifter in the centre console. It also swaps the digital gauge cluster for a larger, 12.3-inch screen. Buttons and switches abound, though, which head of product management Neil Hughes told our sister publication Autocar UK is in a bid to avoid drivers “fumbling around” to adjust certain settings on the move and to give quick access to the most commonly used features.

Hughes said Aston Martin has reached “peak touchscreen” and keeping a range of physical controls will remain important because that approach “lends itself to craftsmanship”. A raft of more subtle tweaks round off the interior overhaul – the door handles have been reshaped and the air vents refinished, for example, while there are extra options for the door and dashboard trim materials, and the option of a new 23-speaker Bowers & Wilkins audio system.

Aston Martin DBX 707: 2024 exterior, mechanical changes

The changes outside are less obvious. The refreshed DBX wears Aston Martin’s latest ‘Wings’ badge and new paint schemes are available. The door handles now electronically ‘self-present’ as you approach the car with the key and the door mirrors have been redesigned and are now frameless. 22-inch alloy wheels come standard, though buyers can opt for cast or forged 23-inch alloys.

Underneath, Aston Martin has recalibrated the dampers and claims the DBX’s “response, precision and driver confidence” have been improved as a result. The steering has been retuned as well, to give a greater bandwidth of behaviour between the car’s different driving modes. The same 707hp, 900Nm 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 and 9-speed automatic gearbox continue, as does the AWD system that can send up to 100 percent of the torque to the rear axle on demand.

Aston Martin DBX 707 in India

Aston Martin had launched the standard DBX in India in January 2021, and then brought the more hardcore 707 to the country just a year later, in February 2022, priced at Rs 4.63 crore, ex-showroom, India. There’s no word on if the updated DBX 707 will be brought to India, though if it does, it’ll cost about Rs 5 crore, ex-showroom.

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