Acura CDX Subcompact CUV Spotted Before Beijing Car Show

Acura is the most recent luxury automaker to take a step into the subcompact-crossover sector with the new CDX, and Car News China, a site devoted to the Chinese automobile market, has leaked early images ahead of the vehicle’s official debut at the upcoming Beijing Auto Show.

As the CDX is going to fight with cars like the Mercedes-Benz GLA-class, BMW X1, and Audi Q3, it’s equipped with Acura’s brand-new industrial grille. The big, five-point piece replaces Acura’s previous “beak” grille and launched on the Acura Precision concept in January. It was later revealed on the production 2017 Acura MDX at the New York Car Show.

Little info is presently learnt about the CDX, although the diminutive CUV most likely shares much of its fundamental platform with the Honda HR-V. A variation of the 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that’s currently available in the 2016 Honda Civic is anticipated under the hood. All-wheel drive certainly definitely will be a choice, and images show the CDX will use Honda’s eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, which includes a torque converter, as seen in the Acura ILX and TLX.

Although the pint-sized Acura CDX is presently slated for China, Naohisa Morishita, the chief drivetrain engineer for the HR-V, informed in 2014 that the company was checking out producing an HR-V– based Acura crossover for a variety of markets. We connected to Acura for discuss the CDX’s U.S. prospects, and the firm says that it’s “taking a look at brand-new markets [for this automobile], however right now it’s just a China-specific model”.

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