Acura is stepping into the electrified era with the recent announcement of its leading fully-electric SUV models, the Acura ZDX and ZDX Type S, both of which are expected to hit the market in 2024.
The news of Acura’s electrified SUVs arrived in August at Monterey Car Week where the automaker unveiled a first look at its Precision EV Concept. The visually striking luxury sports utility vehicle, with smooth body sides, a floating roof and LED pentagonal grille, which is said to inspire the styling themes of the ZDX, is Acura’s push towards a new design direction.
The ZDX, which revives the name of a former Acura model, will be the first zero-emission SUV developed by the manufacturer, designed in the Acura Design Studio in Los Angeles. This same location is where the original ZDX was first born.
While many details are to be speculated about the ZDX in terms of power and performance, Acura’s commitment to an outstanding driver experience within an all-electric landscape is heralded by the Type S spec announced alongside the base model.
Both ZDX variants are being developed on the highly flexible EV platform powered by Ultium batteries designed in partnership with General Motors and Acura’s parent company Honda. Acura will continue to release EV models with their own e:Architecture in 2026.
“Our accelerated path towards electrification begins today with the all-new ZDX, the Acura brand will play a key role in our overall corporate strategy to achieve 100-percent carbon neutrality by 2050 with more fully electric Acura models being introduced in the years to come,” James Marchand, Assistant Vice President, Acura Canada, said in a release.
“Precision Crafted Performance will remain at the heart of everything Acura does as, even in this new electrified era, we remain focused on performance with Type S at the forefront.”
Last year, Honda global CEO Toshihiro Mibe detailed a vision of carbon neutrality for products and corporate activities by 2050, including the target for 100 per cent of North American sales to be battery-electric and fuel cell electric vehicles by 2040.
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