The new Acura ZDX electric car was officially unveiled at the Monterey Car Week that opened a few days ago. The new car is produced jointly by Honda and General Motors and is based on GM’s Autonen platform. Notably, the new model is still available in regular and performance Type versions. The new purely electric Acura ZDX car will officially enter production in 2024 and will be officially unveiled in late 2024.
The exterior design echoes the Acura PRECISION EV concept car. A glowing diamond-shaped pentagonal grille combined with sleek, dynamic headlights and LED daytime running lights create a more recognizable front end. In addition, different paint options are available for the Regular and High Performance variants.
As for the interior, the overall design of the new car is sporty and technical. The center console, tilted towards the driver, features an 11.3-inch LCD display, an 11-inch digital instrument cluster and the latest Google user interface including Google Assistant and Google Maps.
It also features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto wireless connectivity. A Bang & Olufsen audio system, front and rear emergency braking, steering-wheel-mounted blind spot monitoring system and rear pedestrian warning system are also available. The Type S version also comes equipped with AcuraWatch 360+ hands-free driver assistance system.
In terms of power, the Type S is powered by a 102 kWh battery pack and is offered in single- and dual-motor variants. The twin-motor variant of the Type S has a power output of 500 hp and a range of 460 km.
DOGTAVTO Editor’s Note Sharing platforms with GM will allow Honda to reduce electrification R&D costs and release more products in a shorter timeframe. Compared with Toyota’s inadequate electrification development, Baojun’s approach may help traditional automakers cope with pressure from new automakers.