Acura formally unveiled the Acura ZDX SUV in front of a throng at Monterey Car Week this morning, after previously teasing a global debut of its first all-electric vehicle. The BEV will be offered in two powertrain choices, as well as a high-performance Type S trim level. See the full specifications, including range and cost, below.
While today marks the global debut of Acura’s first electrified car, this is not the first ZDX. Honda’s Japanese premium sub-brand has resurrected a nameplate that first appeared in the 2010 model year.
But don’t get it twisted: the 2024 ZDX is a significant departure from the combustion fastback that came before it, but in the greatest possible way.
Acura, like its parent corporation, has been one of the slower established manufacturers to go electric and has stayed relatively quiet about the features of its new SUV until now. Acura revealed some ZDX specifications as recently as June, stating that it would be available in both regular and Type S configurations.
We also learnt that the SUV would include many Google apps embedded into its center display, like as Google Assistant and Google Maps, as well as more via Google Play. Apart from Apple CarPlay and OTA update capability, we didn’t have many additional specifics about the ZDX, even though Acura teased its global premiere earlier this month.
Today, however, we have our first comprehensive look at the BEV, as well as specs, pricing, and a launch film, which you can see below. Examine it out.
In Monterey, the Acura ZDX makes its global debut
The Acura ZDX, as previously hinted, will employ various design elements first seen in the automaker’s Precision EV concept, which debuted in 2022. It will be offered in a ZDX A-Spec trim with single- and dual-motor powertrain options, as well as a dual-motor Type S trim with 500 horsepower and “Double Apex Blue Pearl” exterior paint (seen above).
There are two digital displays in the interior: an 11-inch Driver Information Cluster and an 11.3-inch Center Information Screen. It will also be the first Acura car to include a Bang & Olufsen audio system with 18 speakers throughout the cabin, which will come standard on all ZDX models.
The Type S variant of the new all-electric SUV will also include the AcuraWatch 360+ system, which will enable hands-free driving on up to 400,000 miles of compatible roads, as well as other capabilities such as Automatic Parking Assist.
But what about the specifications? Don’t worry, my friends; we’ve got you covered:
|Variant||ZDX A-Spec||ZDX S-Type|
|Motor Config.||Single- or dual-motor||Dual-motor|
|Horsepower||340 hp||500 hp|
|Est. EPA Range||325 miles||288 miles|
|Suspension||Multi-link, fixed coil||Multi-link, air|
|Wheels||20″ aluminum-alloy||22″ aluminum-alloy|
|Battery Capacity||102 kWh||102 kWh|
|Towing Capacity||3,500 lbs.||3,500 lbs.|
|Starting MSRP||$60,000 range||$70,000 range|
Acura claims that the ZDX SUV can charge at up to 190 kW and replenish 81 miles of range in 10 minutes using a DC fast charger. Following that, the manufacturer stated that its new BEV will be compatible with 90% of the existing DC Fast Charge networks in the United States.
Although there has been no mention of NACS compatibility, Acura’s parent company, Honda, was part of a recent historic announcement by seven major manufacturers building a new universal DC charging network across North America.
The Acura ZDX will be on display for the rest of Monterey Car Week before the first customer deliveries, which are scheduled for early 2024. Pre-sales will start later this year, and you can sign up for early access here. Meanwhile, here’s Acura’s official launch trailer for the ZDX SUV.