— MONTEREY, Calif.
Acura announced that its first all-new full-electric SUV coming to market in 2024 would be named the Acura ZDX. Demonstrating its commitment to performance in the electrified era, Acura will also launch with a ZDX Type S variant. That’s as the brand continues to focus on putting the driver experience first. The ZDX will be the first production model to feature many of the styling themes. Moreover, that’s of the new Acura design direction in the form of the Acura Precision EV Concept.
All-Electric Acura ZDX
GM is helping to develop the ZDX, utilizing the highly flexible global EV platform and Ultium batteries. Acura then will launch additional EV models starting in 2026 based on the company’s own global e:Architecture.
“The Acura ZDX represents the start to what will be an accelerated path toward electrification by the end of the decade and the key role the Acura brand will play in our company’s global goal to achieve carbon neutrality in 2050,” said Emile Korkor, assistant vice president of Acura National Sales. “Acura will remain focused on performance in the electrified era, and Type S will continue to represent the pinnacle of this direction.”
The ZDX will be Acura’s first zero-emissions SUV. Moreover, the name pays homage to a previous Acura model of the same name. It was the first vehicle styled from the ground up in the Acura Design Studio. Manufacturers are no styling the new ZDX in the same Acura Design Studio.
In April 2021, Honda global CEO Toshihiro Mibe outlined the company’s vision for global sales of electrified vehicles as part of Honda’s strategy to achieve carbon neutrality for its products and corporate activities by 2050. This vision called for 100 percent of the company’s North American sales to be battery-electric and fuel cell electric vehicles by 2040. More details about that announcement are available here.
Source: Acura Newsroom