The Acura ZDX is coming back as an electric SUV
Here’s hoping it’s not as, um, polarizing as the last one
Quick! Grab the nearest time machine and dial up the year 2009. That’s when Acura gave the world the original ZDX crossover – a swoopy-roofed luxury SUV that kind of paved the way for all of today’s weirdo crossover-coupes (we call ‘em coupeovers). Was the ZDX pretty? No. Was it ahead of its time? Definitely.
Now, Acura says the ZDX is coming back, and this time, it’ll be electric. The new ZDX will share a platform with the upcoming Honda Prologue SUV, which will actually ride on EV architecture developed by General Motors using its Ultium battery technology.
Acura plans to reveal the ZDX during Monterey Car Week in California, with sales expected to start early next year. Both standard and higher-performance Type S models will be offered, but we don’t have any hard specs to divulge right now. All Acura will confirm at this time is that the ZDX will have the company’s first integration of a Bang & Olufsen sound system, and it’ll be stuffed with Google apps.
What’ll the ZDX look like? Think back to last year’s Precision EV Concept, which was a sharply styled SUV that also… kind of looked like a boat? It was weird. We hope the production version is a bit less, uh, nautical. But then again, anything will look better than the original ZDX.
We’ll have the full details when the Acura ZDX debuts on 18 August.
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