2017 Acura CDX Release Date
Acura first revealed its SUV-X concept vehicle at the 2013 Shanghai Auto Show. It was a clear signal that the Japanese brand plans to launch a brand new subcompact crossover. The 2017 Acura CDX will share its underpinnings with the Honda HR-V, slotting below the RDX model in Acura’s lineup. According to some sources, the upcoming CDX might arrive in 2017, which means it could go on sale as the 2018 Acura CDX.
Acura’s plans to launch a subcompact crossover aren’t new. This brand new model is a result of Acura’s longtime strategy that involves a direct competitor to the Audi Q3, BMW X1 and Mercedes GLA models. Of course, the vehicle will be aimed primarily at those who opt for a premium model. According to the company’s officials, the new CDX is expected to be particularly successful on the Chinese market. Such intentions don’t come as much of a surprise since most of the largest automakers view China as potentially the most profitable market in the near future.
2017 Acura CDX Design
Like the rest of Acura’s lineup, the 2017 Acura CDX will be based on its Honda counterpart. As mentioned above, the CDX will share most of its features with the HR-V crossover which is actually based on the Honda Fit hatchback. With the arrival of the long-awaited CDX, Acura is expected become highly competitive in this segment for the very first time.
Unfortunately, we’re still awaiting detailed specifications when it comes to the new model. Some sources suggest that the Acura CDX crossover might receive a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Of course, we expect different engine options depending on the market. The engine range is very likely to include both gasoline- and diesel-powered units. Just like the Honda HR-V, the 2017 Acura CDX will come standard with FWD, while AWD should be available as an option. As for the interior design, the CDX is expected to offer similar design and features as the aforementioned Honda HR-V.