Beijing LIVE: Acura CDX

Beijing LIVE: Acura CDX

Acura has introduced the CDX at the Beijing motor show. The mini-CUV will be the brand’s first model built locally in China.

The CDX is based on the same platform that underpins Honda‘s new HR-V. It has received a unique front fascia to better align with Acura’s latest design language, taking inspiration from the Precision Concept that debuted earlier this year in Detroit.

The bold polygonal grille is flanked by full LED headlights and daytime running lights. The rear end appears to be slightly toned down, but still offers unique styling compared to the HR-V.

A 1.5-liter turbocharged gasoline engine will be the only choice for Chinese buyers, providing 182 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque. Front- and all-wheel drive will be available, each with an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission.

The CDX is expected to arrive in showrooms in the fourth quarter of the year, with prices ranging from 250,000-300,000 yuan (~$38,500-$46,000 USD). It is unclear if the company will eventually sell the compact luxury crossover in other markets.

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