After we finished scratching our heads about why Acura is working on a competitor for the BMW X6 and Infiniti FX, we realized it might not be a bad thing. The new chrome shnoz look from Acura may be best suited for a high-rise sports sedan. We got our guy to make a rendering of what this may look like, and we think Acura may have an attractive car/truck crossover on its hands.
In true Honda fashion, this CUV (this could almost stand for Coupe Utility Vehicle) will likely use family familiar parts under the skin. We expect the 3.7-liter V6 from the TL/MDX making around 300 hp to be the power source. From its prospective size, the likely chassis donor will be the TL with the Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system used on many Acura models.
So all that’s left is to name the puppy. Considering Acura’s current set up is to name its utility vehicles with a consonant followed by “DX”, speculation could go on for a while. SDX? CDX? XDX?