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News Acura Revives ZDX Name for Their First Full Electric SUV

Acura Revives ZDX Name for Their First Full Electric SUV

This time, no one will be upset with Acura’s decision to resurrect the ZDX name

  • A Type S variant will also be offered.

  • Both are coming to market in 2024.

When Acura introduced the new Integra in March, many cried foul as the name is steeped in automotive lore. As for the ZDX name, well, it’s quite opposite. Initially launched for the 2010 model year, the odd-looking SUV sold very poorly and was discontinued by 2013. Acura has now decided to give the moniker a second lease on life.

Acura Precision EV Concept Previews Brand’s Design Direction

The Acura Precision EV Concept previews what the new ZDX will look like. If anything, it looks like a proper Acura SUV and if the performance and driving experience meet expectations, it will undoubtedly outlast the first of its name.

“Our accelerated path towards electrification begins today with the all-new ZDX, the Acura brand will play a key role in our overall corporate strategy to achieve 100-percent carbon neutrality by 2050 with more fully electric Acura models being introduced in the years to come,” said James Marchand, Assistant Vice President, Acura Canada. “Precision Crafted Performance will remain at the heart of everything Acura does as, even in this new electrified era, we remain focused on performance with Type S at the forefront.”

The new ZDX, currently being styled at the Acura Design Studio, will be co-developed with GM utilizing the highly flexible global EV platform powered by Ultium batteries. New EVs from Acura will launch in 2026 however they will be built on the company’s own global e:Architecture.

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Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai


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