Following reports of no diesel or pure-electric powertrains for the forthcoming Aston Martin Varekai SUV, reports suggest the brand could introduce its first production SUV with a hybridised six-cylinder Mercedes-AMG heart.

Speaking with Australian press, the Gaydon-based firms chief creative officer Marek Reichmann alluded to the possibility of the inclusion of this mill into its coupé-like crossover.

“It could (use an AMG-sourced six-cylinder) because that would be a pretty good drivetrain combination. Potentially,” said Reichmann.

Reichmann too mentioned that the Varekai would stress the ‘S’ in SUV with a strong sporting driving focus while departing significantly from the design debuted in concept form in 2015.

This hint lead us to believe Aston Martin could gain access to AMG's new M256 turbocharged 3,0-litre inline six petrol engine, debuted in the Mercedes-AMG CLS53 and E53 at the beginning of this year. Mated with a 48V hybrid system it's a drivetrain that offers 320 kW and 520 N.m in these German sedans.