Acura Teases New Crossover Concept

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Acura Teases New Crossover Concept

Acura is looking to bolster its crossover lineup in the near future, teasing a new concept model ahead of its world premiere at the Auto Shanghai show in China on April 20th.

The design sketch carries over style cues from the new MDX and RDX crossovers and points towards the possible addition of a third crossover for the Acura brand. While Honda’s luxury division currently does offer three utility vehicles, the low-selling ZDX is being axed this year.

In a short release, Acura announced nothing other than that the teaser is of a “global concept model.”

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With Honda’s recent decision to develop a Fit-based crossover for the US, this new concept could preview a model to slot in below the RDX in the brand’s lineup, creating a competitor to cars like the BMW X1 and Audi Q3.

A larger Honda/Acura release did, however, suggest that this may simply be a preview of a Chinese-market specific model, which would likely just be a modified version of a current Acura product, like the new 2014 MDX.

In addition to this new mystery crossover, Acura will also be showing a China-market specific version of its new RLX flagship sedan at the Auto Shanghai show, which will also mark the first time the NSX Concept has been on display in that country.

***UPDATE*** Acura PR Boss Chuck Schifsky has confirmed the concept is specific to the Chinese market and has no relation to future US product plans.

GALLERY: Acura NSX Concept

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  • Bill Butters

    Looks a lot like the Honda Urban SUV Concept.

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