The ZDX features a very sporty coupe-like profile aimed at competing directly with the BMW X6. The 5-passenger Crossover features Acura's first six speed automatic transmission and was the first new car to be completely designed at Acura's California design studio. The Acura ZDX is new for 2010 and is powered by a 3.7 Liter 300 HP VTEC equipped V6 sending power through the automaker's SH-AWD system.
The history of the ZDX began back in 2009 when Acura wanted to unveil a model that would take on the BMW X6. Unfortunately for Acura, the ZDX was far from the successful model they were hoping for and so they company announced that the 2013 model year would be the final year for the ZDX.
In hopes of bringing in a few more sales than they are accustomed to, Acura has gone all out to modify the ZDX with a redesigned front grille, new front and rear parking sensors, power folding side mirrors, and new safety features. These features will join the only engine ever to be offered on the ZDX: an all-aluminum 3.7-liter V-6 engine that develops 300 HP and 270 lb-ft of torque. This engine is mated to a Sequential SportShift 6-speed automatic transmission.
The 2013 ZDX goes on sale on October 19, 2012, with prices starting at $50,920.
After being officially revealed for the 2010 model year, the Acura ZDX enters the 2011 model year offering the same level of luxury and performance. The 2011 ZDX will be offered in three trim levels: ZDX ($45,645), ZDX with Technology Package ($50,145), and ZDX with Advance Package ($56,195).
Designed as a competitor for the BMW X6, the ZDX features exquisite design elements consisting of a panoramic glass roof, hidden rear door handles, and bold fender flares. It is powered by a V6 engine that delivers 300 HP and comes standard with a Sequential SportShift 6-speed automatic transmission.
"The ZDX is like nothing you have ever seen before from Acura," said Jeff Conrad, vice president of Acura sales. "It combines the best attributes of a coupe, a sedan and a sport utility – all wrapped in a beautifully sculpted package – that will attract an entirely new luxury customer to the Acura brand."
Hit the jump to read more about the 2011 Acura ZDX.
The Japanese automaker Acura has announced pricing for the 2010 ZDX full size four door sports coupe crossover. The ZDX concept is fresh off of the auto show circuit and its almost identical production car version will begin to pop up in showrooms starting on December 15 wearing a price tag that starts around $45,495 for the well equipped ZDX. The navigation including Technology Package will run you $49,995 and an advanced ZDX will run you around $56,045.
The 2010 Acura ZDX is powered by a 3.7 Liter V6 that makes 300 HP and 270 lb-ft of torque thanks to Honda’s proven VTEC variable valve timing system. The new luxury vehicle comes standard with safety features like a blind spot information system, Adaptive Cruise Control, Collision Mitigating Braking System and an active damper system. That is in addition to a few luxurious touches like heated and ventilated front seats wrapped in Perforated Milano Premium Leather as well as an exquisite brushed tricot headliner and a sport steering wheel.
The ZDX’s main competitor, and originator of the Sport Activity Vehicle segment, the BMW X6 starts at $56,300 and can climb as high as $67,050 for the more powerful V8 version. When you look at the numbers, the ZDX makes sense for the value minded customer.
The Japanese luxury automaker Acura brought their ZDX Concept to the 2009 Miami Auto Show in order to give South Florida consumers a preview as to what the upcoming 2010 ZDX production car will look like. The ZDX is a midsize crossover that was designed to merge the emotional appeal of a sports coupe and all-season, all-surface versatility, the all-new ZDX breaks new barriers for Acura and for the luxury market. Its "Passionate Getaway" design honors the driver and passenger first, while also providing an impeccably finished luggage storage area that bests that of most luxury sedans. The rear seat area, with its abbreviated doors and door handles creatively integrated into the C-pillar, accommodates three additional passengers as required for occasional trips. But overall, the ZDX targets its mission as a 2-passenger personal escape vehicle with unmistakable Acura style. Under the hood, Acura will use a 3.7 Liter V6 that will put out 300 HP and 270 lb-ft of torque and will be mated to an all new 6 speed automatic transmission.
Previewed at the 2009 New York Auto Show as a prototype, the 2010 ZDX is entering the auto market as a main competitor for the BMW X6. It features dramatic styling, outstanding performance and the latest in advanced technology. Sales will begin this winter and the ZDX will be offered in three distinct trim levels: the base ZDX, ZDX with the Technology Package and the top of the line ZDX with the Advanced Package. However prices have yet to be officially announced and are expected to be reveled sometime in the near future.
Under the hood, Acura will use a 3.7 Liter V6 that will put out 300 HP and 270 lb-ft of torque and will be mated to an all new 6 speed automatic transmission.
Designed to merge the emotional appeal of a sports coupe and all-season, all-surface versatility, the all-new ZDX breaks new barriers for Acura and for the luxury market. Its "Passionate Getaway" design honors the driver and passenger first, while also providing an impeccably finished luggage storage area that bests that of most luxury sedans. The rear seat area, with its abbreviated doors and door handles creatively integrated into the C-pillar, accommodates three additional passengers as required for occasional trips. But overall, the ZDX targets its mission as a 2-passenger personal escape vehicle with unmistakable Acura style.
The ZDX will be offered with a host of creature comforts and technological innovations, like: the panoramic glass roof with retractable sunshade, hand crafted leather interior, HandsFreeLink Bluetooth connectivity for cellular telephones, a power lift tailgate as well as a high powered stereo system that will play everything from CDs and iPods to AM/FM/XM radio signals, all standard.
Acura had something new to show off in New York. It’s the BMW X6 and Infiniti FX fighter, the ZDX.
This SUV/sedan/coupe goes for the idea of making everything smooth. The body has the look of an SUV made out of stretched taffy (Acura’s new front “nose” gets even longer). The rear door handles don’t protrude and are hidden under the c-pillar. The interior has the look of a few flowing waves of black and white. The six-speed automatic transmission is even referred to as “smooth shifting”.
While the design is clear, the mechanical elements are not. We do know that the ZDX will use Acura’s Super Handling All-Wheel Drive system, but all the other parts bin pieces have not been accounted for yet. Acura mentions that it will be using a V6 engine, whether its the 300 hp 3.6-liter V6 from the TL /MDX , or the 280 hp 3.5-liter V6 unit from the TSX V6 /Accord V6 has not been announced. We’re not too worried about what’s underneath the skin, because we know no matter what arrives in dealerships this fall, it’s still a good ’ol reliable Honda.
Full details and more pics in the press release after the jump.
A couple of weeks ago dropped a few teaser images of its BMW X6 fighter. Now we have a name to go with the silhouette lurking in the shadows: ZDX.
“The ZDX prototype is unlike anything you have ever seen before from Acura,” said Jeff Conrad, vice president, Acura sales. While that may be true, underneath the skin we expect the mechanical bits to be a mixture from the ’ol reliable Honda/Acura parts bin.
We’ll get our first glimpse of the sedan/coupe/SUV next week at the New York Auto Show.