• Mar 10, 2009
The last time that we saw this vehicle, it was caught circulating the Nürburgring wearing a lot more camo than this example, and it's widely believed to be a new crossover from Acura. So far, Acura hasn't actually given any public indication that this machine even exists or is planned. Nonetheless, it's wearing all the contemporary Acura styling cues and the Nürburgring pics clearly showed the shield grille through the camo.

This particular example was snapped by an alert AB reader while it was evidently conducting cold weather testing in Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada. Judging by the reduced amount of camouflage on this unit, it's probably getting close to a public launch, and we're guessing that with its pronounced slope-back, it will have BMW's controversial X6 and Infiniti's FX softroader squarely in its sights. Thanks to Jeff for the awesome tip!


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Does anyone consider Acura a luxury brand?
      • 5 Years Ago
      I actually like the looks of this much better than the X6, and judging MDX vs. X5, the Acura should turn out better overall too!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow, I wouldn't expect this kind of exclusivity to occur in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

      While I really like the BMW X6 (I guess I'm the minority here), the Acura's interpretation looks wrong. Acura's boat-style will not bode well with this segment.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Fighting ugly with ugly!
      • 5 Years Ago
      dammit Acura, why you gotta do this?!

      *drinks away misery*
      • 5 Years Ago
      what if this is some weird "performance hybrid"... ?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Well, with the number of gunfights Acura won already, I'd opt for that knife in a heartbeat.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'll take this over the MDX or RDX.
      • 5 Years Ago
      If the X6 was Superman... this is the buck-toothed Bizarro.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I've spent the last 7 years making fun of the Aztek, so in fairness I should offer my uninformed opinion that the BMW 6 is the German Aztek, but twice as absurd because it's twice as expensive.

      I mean, the whole thing is a bizarre, stupid paradox on wheels. So you want something sporty to drive, but you want to see out over all the other cars, and you want to drive through a creek from time to time, and you want a big car but you want it to be 'sporty,' so you build a sedan but chop off the back and call it a 'coupe' even though it has 4 doors, and you jack it up on stilts so you can ride higher off the road than others, and then you cripple its utility by giving it a fastback. So you have an overpowered, tippy, cramped, high-riding, 'sporty' 4-door couple that is less useful than a Honda Civic but costs three times as much. A tall, fast 4-door coupe AWD sports chimera that you can't actually take off-road, that doesn't actually handle very well...I mean, it is absurdity piled upon absurdity. it is hideously ugly to boot.

      And Acura wants to copy it? Here's a tip to Acura: Boys, you need to worry about how to get that chrome beak removed from your TL before you work on designing a cramped, high-riding 4-door AWD coupe you can't actually drive off-road.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Excellent X6 six summary... and I spit Mountain Dew everywhere when I read the "chrome beak" remark. Funny stuff!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Don't build this Acura! why compete with the X6? the thing is already embarassing.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The X6 is a failure. Does Acura really want to build something similar?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Kashif, its a failure. It might be the sportiest SUV in the world but its not moving units. Last month, only 250 units were sold. Its a certified failure.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Well, it is a faulure mostly because it is simply embarassing for a man to drive a BMW SUV. Yet BMW didn't have a clue to specifically target X6 at women. I.e. it is a falure due to a marketing error.

        Acura, on the other hand, has a completely different position on the market, as you can see from the overwhelming success of MDX and its typical demographic.

        In other words, it is not Acura making a BMW, it was BMW making an Acura (and failing).
        • 5 Years Ago
        Lol @ the X6 being called an SUV.
        • 5 Years Ago
        X6 is not the failure dude ! I think it is most sportiest SUV you can buy. And it is best in handling and driving experience. In my sense it can be better than Cayenne.
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