Acura is on the verge of releasing its first EV. By sources, it can be said that it will be a compact sedan and the company has decided to mark it as a ZDX. Manufactured from 2010 to 2013, original ZDX was a delightful, and impractical ride that struggled to find customers. At one end SUV chassis were used in that sedan, and on the other hand its swoopy fastback proportions comprised its cargo space.
Having previous awareness of this legacy, Acura addressed this new ZDX with more versatility and utility than the current Acura RDX and MDX SUVs. Although, no official images of the latest launching are available yet, but its definite that proportions will be heavily based on the Precision EV concept, an MDX-sized vehicle that features a spacious, upright greenhouse.
The ZDX will ride on a platform developed with the collaboration of General Motors and will be powered by GM’s Ultium battery packs. The estimated peak range will be upto 450 miles, thanks to the multiple motors and battery configurations. Not much information was provided by Acura till now, but we predict that launch Type S variant will have a dual-motor AWD setup and larger battery, with FWD base models to follow. It’s highly unlike that this EV will feature a RWD version.
Acura has fixed the ZDX launch for calendar-year 2024.