The first Acura model, which will be produced in China, the company, just announced at the Beijing Auto Show 2016. This is a 2017 Acura CDX, the new crossover SUV model in Acura’s lineup. Regardless of the connection with this country, so far, Acura luxury vehicles were variants of Honda models, designed exclusively for US market. With this CDX SUV everything changed.
2017 Acura CDX is expected to be available already in July. Production will start in Gangzhou-Honda joint venture. In China all-new CDX SUV will have a price of 250,000 to 300,000 yuan ($ 38,000- $ 46.000). Information about the model with the US Specs still missing. More specifically, it is not even known piece of information whether this model will be offered to customers in the US market.
2017 Acura CDX Design and Specs
From the company stated that the Acura CDX is based on Honda HR-V model. In fact with the HR-V, new CDX share the platform. As for the size and design, these two have nothing in common. Acura CDX 2017 is significantly larger model. The vehicle is 176.9 inches long, 72.4 inches wide and 62.9 inches tall. Wheelbase is 2.6 m.
President Honda Motor Company in a press statement mentioned the great influence Precision Acura Concept to this model. Except for the huge front grille, CDX’s design, however, much more reminiscent of the design of Acura SUV-X Concept. Acura SUV-X Concept has long been considered as the new MDX model.
Nobody is not very involved with the look and the interior of the new model. The fact that this 2017 Acura SUV will be manufactured in China in many ways caught the attention of the company and customers.
As for the drive unit in question is a 1.5 L turbo petrol engine with 182 hp and 177 pound-feet of torque. The engine has four cylinders. In combination with the eight-speed dual-clutch transmission. This powertrain Acura calls ”powerful driving experience”. Basic variant will have front-wheel drive and AWD will be an option. 2017 Acura CDX model for competitors on the market can be considered to GLA Mercedes and Audi Q3 models.