Acura CDX Bows as a China-Only Crossover

The Acura CDX has made its official debut at the 2016 Beijing Motor Show.

Sporting a new style that was first shown off on the Acura Precision concept, the Acura CDX features the pentagon grille with diamond-like accents, signature Jewel Eye headlights and a rear end that resembles the current RDX. Acura’s new front-end design actually made its debut on the refreshed MDX that was unveiled last month; the CDX is the second model adopt the new look.

For the time being, it will only be offered in China, but that could change if the automaker sees a need to compete with other compact crossovers in North America like the Audi Q3 and BMW X1.

Powering the Acura CDX is a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine paired to an eight-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission. The powerplant will make 182 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque and will be available in front- and all-wheel-drive configurations.

The compact crossover is built on the same platform as the Honda HR-V, but is aimed at a more luxurious demographic as a compact premium crossover. It will also be Acura’s first model produced in China and is set to be built at a Honda plant in Guangzhou City starting this summer.

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