For its new SUV, Aston Martin has created a truly exceptional driving experience, combining the latest high-tech in-car infotainment with a striking new interior design. That’s on top of the class-leading hardware you’d expect in the marque’s most luxurious SUV.

The car’s entirely bespoke, multi-screen infotainment system features wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto plus multiple USB-C connections and full online connectivity supported by the Aston Martin customer app.

Information is displayed using touchscreen technology with single and multi-finger gesture control. The driver’s main instrument cluster is a 12.3-inch (31-cm) screen alongside a second 10.25-inch (26-cm) central infotainment display screen integrated into the new dashboard and centre console.

The key mechanical operations such as gear selection, drive mode, and heating and ventilation are controlled by buttons. There are also control switches for suspension, ESP and exhaust, lane-keep assist and park-distance control, ensuring the most used controls are always conveniently to hand.

The interior of the DBX707 is just as impressive. Clean, contemporary looking lines create a fabulous sense of space and cohesion, while a striking horizontal design line bisects the upper and lower sections of the dashboard.

This linear theme allows the overall height of the interior to be reduced slightly. The use of chrome and veneer, and a simplified central console ensure drivers feel that combination of sportiness and modern luxury.

Every area of the interior has been enhanced, from the new steering wheel to the redesigned D-pull door-release handles and vertical air vents, both of which are now matched to bright chrome or dark chrome interior jewellery. New front-door veneer panels are larger and available in a variety of new materials, including gloss smoked oak, gloss titanium mesh and ziricote wood, piano black and carbon fibre veneers.

As well as three different interior trim specifications, additional detailing comes from the piping and sateen embroidery. If they wish, owners can further personalise their cars through Aston Martin’s bespoke service, Q by Aston Martin.

The DBX707 is fitted as standard with the Aston Martin premium audio 800W 14-speaker audio system, with its QuantumLogic® surround-sound processing, offering a totally immersive soundscape. Audiophiles will love the optional system developed with Aston Martin’s audio partner, Bowers & Wilkins. Acoustically engineered to the car’s interior volume and shape, this 23-speaker, double-amplified 1,600W surround-sound system features aluminium double dome tweeters and Continuum® mid-range speakers. Dedicated 3D headline speakers, bass speakers and a powerful subwoofer deliver a dynamic sound experience.

The car’s exterior is as alluring as you’d expect from this marque. Featuring the new Aston Martin wings, it is available in five new paint colours – Epsilon black, Helios yellow, Sprint green, Malachite green and Aura green – as well as the Podium green that first featured on the DBX707 AMR23 edition. There are two new wheel finishes – satin black on the 23-inch Fortis wheel and copper bronze on the 23-inch Forged wheel. Design of the 22-inch Sport, 23-inch Fortis and 23-inch Forged rims remain unchanged, with silver, gloss black, textured black, satin black and satin black diamond-turned finishes also available on selected wheels.

Other visible changes include new door handles, which power outwards when the car is unlocked, and new flush-glass swivel-head door mirrors. Fully integrated cameras on these mirrors support the 3D parking function.

And what about the hardware? Star of the show is the 707PS/900Nm 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 and 9-speed wet clutch automatic gearbox. Along with the all-wheel drive system capable of sending up to 100 per cent of the torque to the rear axle on demand, this allows the DBX707 to launch from 0-60mph in 3.1 seconds and reach a top speed of 193mph. Braking power, meanwhile, is delivered by 420mm front and 390mm rear carbon ceramic brakes.