Acura’s SUV-X concept car is finally getting a production guise. The Japanese car manufacturer has just introduced the 2017 Acura CDX at the 2016 Beijing Auto Show, so we have pretty clear picture what to expect. From what we see here, the all-new compact crossover is actually the Honda HR-V on steroids. It gets that “love it or hate it” design, which will definitely divide automotive critics.
2017 Acura CDX gets outlandish design
From our point of view, when it comes to the exterior styling the Acura CDX features some rather questionable details. The carmaker decided to implements Acura’s Precision Crafted design, so the compact crossover sports an enlarged diamond pentagon grille and huge headlights, as well as highly pronounced fenders. The design has plenty of similarities with the new MDX, which is a little bit funny because the 2017 CDX sports disproportional parts, especially in the front. Looking inside, you will find pretty similar design to the HR-V. Still, the CDX will get more premium materials and better equipment.
There will be enough power
Under the bumpy hood, the 2017 Acura CDX hides a new 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that currently delivers 182 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque, but is rumored to be boosted on 185hp and 181 lb-ft of twist. The engine is paired with an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission and powers either the front or all four wheels.
The 2017 Acura CDX will be produced in China, but it should be sold worldwide. However, the Chinese market will get the new crossover this July, while the North American must wait for the winter. According to the first reports, this luxurious compact SUV will cost around $38K.