• Mar 16, 2009
Acura Crossover Concept - Click above for high-res gallery

The crew at Acura have released a single teaser of a new concept due to arrive at next month's New York Auto Show. The darkened overhead image doesn't show much, but the angular front and rear fenders, single set of door handles and sloping roofline gives us a glimpse of the BMW X6-fighting crossover spied in the past. Acura has confirmed plans to add an all new niche model into its line-up for 2010 as it continues to strive for Tier 1 status. If it's a four-door coupe-like CUV, some might question the logic, but with two crossover architectures already available, it might be a low-cost way of matching BMW model-for-model.

UPDATE: Four more images added to the gallery thanks to AcuraZine.




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      • 5 Years Ago
      Once again like the X6 - another vehicle no one asked for. A lose-lose combination of impracticality. It'll eat gas like a standard CUV/SUV + the cramped interior space of a coupe.

      Styling-wise it does look nice with nice organic lines kinda like an elongated 370Z, but their crappy chevron grill will for sure ruin the front. It's always been Acura's achille's heel and they've always had to design their cars around it rather than with it
      • 5 Years Ago
      It looks like a Prius...
      • 5 Years Ago
      More ugly, slow, underpowered, rebadged, disgusting crap from Acura. Way to make a thing no one asked for.

      It might be an ugly TL on stilts.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Am I the only one who sees the same rear window line used in the Aston DB9?
        • 5 Years Ago
        no. It was the first thing I noticed, and one of the qualities that actually engenders me to this so far.

        Poor Lagonda! Aston takes away their "Aston Martin sedan" concept, saddles them with a CUV design, only to have Acura do the "upright Aston" shape better!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wish it was a car...the upper half looks attractive. Betting it's another stupid crossover/CUV whatever, though, like autoblog suspects.
      • 5 Years Ago
      If they made it about 75% this size, lowered it, and didn't put an awful grille on it, it'd make a pretty cool coup.

      It makes me sick that the automakers will give all the abominations of sport coups, but not actually give us a SPORT COUPE!
      Carlos
      • 5 Years Ago
      I never understood the purpose of these sport activity cars. They have less trunk space then a regular CUV and they're not as efficient as a regular sedan. So what benefits do you get to owning one? Nothing
        • 5 Years Ago
        @Carlos
        Ground clearance!
      • 5 Years Ago
      I wonder which demographic is lusting after either an obese sports car or a utility challenged tarmac-only soft roader?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Probably a demographic that is actually established enough to afford it if you catch my drift.

        I've always liked 4-door fast backs so these things appeal to me. My biggest issue with the X6 was that it kept way to many of X5's trucky elements, particularly the confused lower portion of the face, and a the off-road-ready ride height. (You would think the 5-series GT would fill my bill but it seems to have lost a lot of aggression along the way). It is difficult to tell yet, but it appears the Acura may have avoided those mistakes. If so, when combined with one of Acura's typically exciptional interiors, it may well catch the market the X6 has missed.
      • 5 Years Ago
      As a long time honda/acura fanboy, they really have lost their way for the past decade, and i have seen nothing to offer me hope. I wish all employees at this company were made to study the philiospophy of Soichiro Honda. They used to be about doing things differently, now they are trying to model themselves on BMW.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Oh hell, It's a Panamera-alike.
        • 5 Years Ago
        i actually like BMW X6, and I would seriously consider the Acura's version of X6 due to the lower cost /higher equip/better reliability. I was thinking about replacing my current TL-S with an MDX sort of vehicle few years later because i will get married soon, but i would seriously consider this over an MDX if they don't put that grill on the top... please don't.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Close, I bet, in typical acrua fashion, it's just a maxima rip off, the flanks seem quite derivative from the maxima's sporty sedan proportions around the wheels.

        How long until the current economic situation lets us say goodbye to this practical joke of a brand?
        • 5 Years Ago
        More like an X6-alike. Likely better to be a Panamera- alike though ..
        • 5 Years Ago
        Um, zamafir, I don't recall Honda ripping off Nissans in any vehicle. Honda has been using accentuated wheel arches in all their cars for quite a while now, before or at the same time many manufacturers put it to mainstream in their designs. Additionally, your argument of similar wheel arches isn't a legitimate argument. Nissan copied Honda because the Maxima has a raked windshield. OMG STOP THE PRESSES!!!1111
      • 5 Years Ago
      There are actually five pictures, but Acura's releasing them one at a time. You can see them all here: http://www.acurazine.com/forums/showthread.php?t=715512
        • 5 Years Ago
        Wow... the 3rd picture down in that set (right rear quarter view) looks like a 4-door 370Z...

        This will be a useless vehicle, and I'm afraid it will have the big silver Chevron logo on the schnozz.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Do you consider the 370Z to be "useful"?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Okay... the 370Z is a two-door sports car. That's it. It's not trying to be all things to all people. It's not a tall station wagon with high ground clearance and compromised passenger and cargo room.

        Let me define "useless" in terms of this Acura thingy and the BMW X6, based on my own opinion of "useless"...

        1) It's got a severely-sloping hatch profile, which isn't great for both rear headroom and utility, considering the overall size of the car.

        2) It's tall, so it has lots of frontal area and a higher CG than a similar-sized conventional hatchback or station wagon, which will provide for poor fuel economy and handling (when compared to a conventional hatchback or station wagon).

        3) I could go on, but if it sells, then fine. I sure won't buy one, but that's what a capitalist democracy is all about - choice.

      • 5 Years Ago
      Another bloated tank, to compete with BMW's bloated tank.
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