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Should Aston Make The DBX A 5-Door Crossover?

Now this makes a little bit more sense.

With oddly-shaped crossovers like the X6 and GLE Coupe arriving from automakers like BMW and Mercedes, the auto world has grown accustomed to some very fast cars arriving in goofy-looking packages. Still, when Aston Martin revealed the DBX Study concept at this year's Geneva Motor Show, it managed to shock viewers with its 3-door GT/SUV/crossover that looks like nothing the automaker has ever done before. And after raising $307 million for its production, it looks like the DBX is something we're going to have to get used to.

But as Aston itself has acknowledged, the DBX, as it was shown in Geneva, was not yet a production-ready version of what buyers will eventually meet at the dealership. So, to make the show car more practical and adaptable to the needs of the market, Theophilus Chin has reworked the design study and made it more compatible to the growing SUV-coupe segment, where it can comfortably take on similar competition. Now, with two extra doors and a longer wheelbase, the DBX is better equipped to enter the world. But does this addition take away from the concept's sexiness, or does it make it just another contender in an overcrowded market?

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