Featured in an official worldwide premiere during the Auto China 2016, the all new CDX sport utility vehicle is Acura’s first model to be locally built in the country.
The Beijing Motor Show is also celebrating an important milestone for the Japanese luxury automaker – the brand’s tenth anniversary in the country and as such the company has presented the new compact SUV CDX, which has been developed and designed with the world’s largest auto market in mind. The Acura CDX shares approximately the same dimensions of the Honda CR-V, but with sharper character lines and a beefy side profile. The front end is adorned with the massive radiator grille and a huge Acura logo – cues taken directly from the Acura Precision Concept that was introduced during the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this January.
Acura is also for the first time introducing in China with the CDX a 1.5-liter turbo petrol engine delivering 182 horsepower (134 kilowatts) and 177 pound-feet (240 Newton meters) of torque. It will be linked to an eight-speed double-clutch automatic transmission, with power sent to one or both axles depending on customer option. Stretching 176.9-inch (4.49-meter), the CDX will be manufactured at the ZengCheng Plant located in the city of Guangzhou by Guangqi Honda Automobile. Deliveries are scheduled to kick off in July and pricing spans between 250,000 and 300,000 yuan or approximately $38,000 – $46,000.