Acura is teasing its first electrified SUV ahead of its unveiling later this month. The 2024 Acura electric ZDX will make its debut at Monterey Car Week on August 17 alongside a performance Type S model described as “the most powerful and quickest accelerating SUV in Acura history.“
2024 ZDX is Acura’s first electric SUV
Acura, which is owned by Honda, has yet to release its first all-electric vehicle. That is anticipated to alter next year.
Last summer, the carmaker disclosed that its first EV will be a sports SUV named the Acura ZDX, which will go on sale in 2024. The ZDX was created in collaboration with General Motors and is powered by Lithium batteries.
Acura will also release a Type S performance model, which the company claims is the “most powerful” and “quickest accelerating” model in the company’s history.
We’ll finally get to see the vehicles in two weeks when they make their premiere at Monterey Car Week on August 17.
Acura is teasing fans with a new teaser, displaying the front end of its sleek electric SUV and a new light strip ahead of its official debut.
The ZDX was designed at the Acura Design Studio in Southern California and incorporates many of the design ideas seen in the Acura Precision EV concept. Acura released disguised photographs of the car out testing in December, giving us our first look at what the electric SUV will look like.
The 2024 ZDX appears to be very different from the previous version, with a more traditional square-shaped SUV tail and an upgraded front profile.
The ZDX will also be Acura’s first vehicle with built-in Google. Acura claims that an upgraded version of Google Maps will be available to optimize trip plans, including the location of charging stations along the route and predicted charging times.
Although the teaser doesn’t reveal much, it appears like Acura’s first electric SUV will assist the company’s transition into the new electric era.
The ZDX will be built on GM’s Ultium platform, which currently powers the GMC Hummer EV, Cadillac Lyriq, and the future Chevy Blazer EV, Equinox EV, and Silverado EV. Although Acura has yet to announce final specifications, the Ultium battery may scale from 50 kWh to over 200 kWh, allowing for a GM-estimated range of +300 miles.
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The Acura ZDX will be introduced next year alongside the Honda Prologue, as the brand’s first electric SUV based on GM’s Ultium platform. Honda and Acura will begin selling EVs based on their in-house architecture in 2025.
Honda said it will continue to collaborate with GM to develop an inexpensive EV lineup that will go on sale in 2027. The whole release will be available in two weeks.