Aston Martin crossover may adopt "Varekai" nameby Ben Hsu
It will take you "wherever."
Though it has been referred to as the DBX since its 2015 Geneva Motor Show unveiling, the new Aston Martin crossover might be called the Varekai.
The report comes from the UK's Autocar, which writes that the company has applied for the Varekai trademark. However, they were unable to get a confirmation from Aston Martin about the name. Autoblog writes that the word "varekai" means "wherever" in Romani, pointing out it would be a perfect fit for an SUV. It would also fit nicely with Aston Martin's other "V" monikers, such as Vantage, Vanquish, and Valkyrie.
The name will have to have be memorable, as it will be Aston Martin's first crossover and go up against the Lamborghini Urus, Bentley Bentayga, and Maserati Levante — all word names and not a string of letters and numbers.
Whatever name ends up being stuck to the tailgate, the car is expected to be offered initially with both a 5.2-liter V12 from the DB11, with 600 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque, and a Mercedes-AMG twin-turbo V8, good for 503 horsepower and 498 lb-ft of torque. A hybrid version is also under development, to be added to the lineup later.
Live images by Ronan Glon.