Acura has unveiled their Chinese-built compact premium SUV in Beijing today, the new CDX, aimed particularly at the likes of the Mercedes-Benz GLA and Audi Q3.
Even though the CDX uses the same platform as the Honda XR-V (known elsewhere as the HR-V), wearing an Acura badge means that it will be positioned higher up in the compact SUV hierarchy, which is where a handful of German rivals reside.
Speaking of badges, it’s wearing a rather gigantic one on the front grille, surrounded by the full LED headlights. At the rear however, the Acura badge is considerably smaller.
Thanks to Chinese websites like Autohome & Auto163, we can see that there are lots of intricate design details on its body. Most notably, the profile has two very sharp crease lines that almost intersect beneath the mirrors. Aside from the large badge and aggressive headlights, the front end helps you recognize the car as an Acura, whereas the rear is a little bit more generic – even with those tailpipes integrated within the black bumper.
Power is said to come from a 1.5-liter petrol-powered turbocharged unit, good for 182 HP and 240 Nm (177 lb-ft) of torque. Both front-wheel drive as well as 4WD models will be available, all using an 8-speed DCT automatic transmission.
According to Chinese media, the CDX measures 4,495/1,840/1,600mm (176.9/72.4/62.9 in), with a wheelbase of 2,660mm (104.7 in), which confirms what was previously reported last week.
Acura’s new CDX is said to hit the Chinese market in Q4, priced between 250,000 and 300,000 yuan (roughly $38,000 – $46,000).