• Jul 20, 2009
2010 Acura ZDX - Click above for high-res image gallery

After its conceptual debut at the New York Auto Show in April, the 2010 Acura ZDX officially joins the coupe-like crossover fray this winter. Acura has dropped a brief release and a trio of photos of the production variant, and like recent Honda and Acura concepts, the ZDX was nearly production ready when it debuted in NY. The only notable changes over the concept are the headlights, tail lamps and a few details in the lower front fascia.

Under the hood, the ZDX gets the same 300-hp 3.7-liter V6 as in the RL and TL, paired up with Acura's first six-speed automatic transmission, along with torque vectoring Super Handling-All Wheel Drive as standard equipment. While the ZDX seems similar to the BMW X6, the production versions looks significantly more compact, making Acura's new swoppy crossover more of a competitor to BMW's new 5 Series GT. The ZDX should slot in nicely between the RDX and the larger MDX and appeal to those who like the dynamics of the TL in a slightly taller package. So far there has been no word from Acura on pricing, so expect all the details to be released when the ZDX goes on sale later this year.




PRESS RELEASE

All-New 2010 Acura ZDX Four-Door Sports Coupe Will Feature Dramatic Styling, Outstanding Performance and Advanced Technology

All-new Acura model on-sale this winter

The all-new provocative 2010 ZDX four-door sports coupe will arrive at Acura dealerships with dramatic styling, outstanding performance and the latest in advanced technology. The segment bending ZDX features stunning coupe-like styling with the added benefit of a commanding presence and flexible utility. Staying true to the prototype model that debuted at the 2009 New York Auto Show in April, the production ZDX will feature the key design highlights of a panoramic glass roof, hidden rear door handles and bold fender flares.

Along with head-turning styling, the ZDX will boast outstanding performance from its 3.7-liter V-6 engine mated to an all-new 6-speed automatic transmission. The 3.7-liter SOHC V-6 all-aluminum engine will generate 300 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque for immediate acceleration response, outstanding low- and mid-range torque and superior high-rpm power. The 6-speed automatic transmission with steering wheel mounted paddle shifters gives the ZDX excellent acceleration while also enhancing fuel economy. Standard on the ZDX is Acura's exclusive Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) system. The SH-AWD® system expands the ZDX's appeal by providing outstanding handling as well as superior all-season capability. Standard on the ZDX are 19-inch, 7-spoke alloy wheels; the largest standard wheel in the Acura lineup.

Inside, the ZDX exhibits the highest levels of refinement and sophistication. Every ZDX interior will feature a hand-stitched leather dash, panels and sculpted center console. The rich leather appointments give the ZDX a warm and inviting feeling while creating an intimate cockpit for the driver and passenger.

The ZDX's flexible utility enables customers to have great utility coupled with sleek styling. The ZDX can seat up to five adults while maintaining a generous amount of cargo space behind the second row of seats. The cargo area can also be expanded to accommodate longer objects, such as golf bags, by removing side panels in the cargo-compartment sidewalls. As an added bonus, there is an integrated under-floor storage area.

When the ZDX goes on sale this winter, customers will have the choice of three distinct trim levels: ZDX, ZDX with Technology Package and the ultra premium, ZDX with Advance Package. Like all Acura models, the ZDX will come generously equipped from the start. The panoramic glass roof with moveable sunshades, hand-stitched leather interior, HandsFreeLink™ Bluetooth® connectivity, power tailgate, and a high powered audio system with CD player, AM/FM/XM radio and USB audio interface with iPod® integration are all standard features.

The ZDX with Technology Package adds several features including a Navigation System with Voice Recognition™, an Acura/ELS Surround® premium audio system and a new multi-view rear camera. The Advance Package boasts additional customer enhancing technologies like a blind spot information system, a Collision Mitigating Braking System™ (CMBS™), and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC).

When the ZDX goes on-sale, it will bring a new level of prestige to the Acura lineup. The ZDX will be priced and positioned between the MDX luxury SUV and the RL luxury sedan. Pricing and additional details will be released at a later date.


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Americans won't like this car it's way to modern.They only like cars that look ten years old. This car looks like it was made for europe,so why sell it where people don't understand it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That CRX-esque rear hatch glass also looks a lot like the Pontiac Aztek, haha! I will relish the moment this bombs sales-wise. Ugly, useless and expensive. At least Azteks were sold for bargain prices, so maybe this is worse?
      • 5 Years Ago
      The annex lot my local Acura dealer uses is already full of unsold '09 TL's, where are they going to put these.
      • 5 Years Ago
      -headdesk-
      • 5 Years Ago
      you ugly - you ugly - yo momma say you ugly - U - G - L - Y - you ain't got no alibi...
      • 5 Years Ago
      "It would be meaningless to emulate what other companies have done..."
      -Takanubo Ito, Honda Motor Co.'s new President

      Uhhh...Is this not an emulation?
        • 5 Years Ago
        "My name is Takanubo Ito, and I'm full of poop."
      • 5 Years Ago
      Oh, behold the madness that BMW has wrought upon an innocent, unsuspecting world.
        • 5 Years Ago
        at least the Bimmer is bad-ass. This thing just looks like the grille it was spawned from.
        • 5 Years Ago
        D:

        They were actually serious about this....
      • 5 Years Ago
      yuck
        • 5 Years Ago
        I think I just threw up a little bit in my mouth when I saw these pictures. Ugly. Fugly.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yeah...who even knew ugly sticks came that big?
        • 5 Years Ago
        This thing to a nose dive off the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down. Lie there and die, pls.
        • 5 Years Ago
        The new four door coupe thing they're supposed to make is the only thing left on this planet that could turn Acura back from such ugliness.
        • 5 Years Ago
        It's a Chinese cloned BMW X6
        • 5 Years Ago
        It doesn't look that bad, but I didn't think the Aztek was too bad either.
      • 5 Years Ago
      What is that mess on the D pillar? Seriously, the side profile is really really bad. Coupled with the nose and the absurd ride height, this thing is really really bad.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I usually don't comment too much, but seriously...Honda: PLEASE close your design studio in Cali!! PLEASE!!! The power beaks are killing our eyes!!! Sigh...I had a '96 GSR..the circular headlights were ugly compared to the JDM front end...the last gen TL was probably one of the last nice looking Acura's. And what's with these companies making cars to answer questions we never had? X6?? 5-series GT? ZDX? Crosstour??
      • 5 Years Ago
      Im gagging and vomiting at the same time. I'm....I'm gavomiting!
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrSTkSqztAA
      • 5 Years Ago
      Give me back my eyes X_X. There needs to be a warning label that goes with pictures of these "crossovers".
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