Acura will use this month’s 2023 Monterey Car Week because the backdrop for the debut of its first electrical automobile, the 2024 ZDX mid-size SUV.
The annual occasion held in California was additionally the place Acura first previewed the ZDX with its Precision EV concept a yr in the past.
The covers will come off the manufacturing mannequin on Aug. 17, Acura introduced on Thursday, although gross sales aren’t as a result of begin till early subsequent yr. Each a daily ZDX and sporty ZDX Sort S are deliberate.
Acura has supplied a glimpse of the ZDX in a teaser video, and our personal spy shots of prototypes depart little to the creativeness.
Underpinning the ZDX can be Normal Motors’ Ultium platform and battery know-how set. GM will even construct the ZDX for Acura. GM has an analogous cope with Honda for the 2024 Prologue electric SUV.
Acura hasn’t talked about powertrain specs, however the ZDX ought to supply comparable efficiency to the Ultium-based Cadillac Lyriq, which is able to share its Spring Hill, Tennessee plant with the ZDX. This implies patrons can stay up for roughly 100 kwh of battery capability and round 340 hp from a single electrical motor. Anticipate extra energy for the ZDX Sort S, seemingly from a dual-motor all-wheel-drive setup. Vary ought to begin round 300 miles.
Acura has confirmed the ZDX could have built-in Google apps and services, in addition to Bang & Olufsen audio. For the inside, Acura is more likely to go together with a single panel integrating each a digital instrument cluster and infotainment display screen. The identical design was featured within the Precision EV idea.
The ZDX will even be sold exclusively online, which Acura plans to do for all future EVs. The shift to EVs has led different automakers to reevaluate how they promote automobiles, though most plan to retool present franchised dealerships as a substitute of shifting to on-line gross sales.