Acura CDX Bows as a China-Only Crossover

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The Acura CDX has made its official debut at the 2016 Beijing Motor Show.

Sporting a new style that was first shown off on the Acura Precision concept, the Acura CDX features the pentagon grille with diamond-like accents, signature Jewel Eye headlights and a rear end that resembles the current RDX. Acura’s new front-end design actually made its debut on the refreshed MDX that was unveiled last month; the CDX is the second model adopt the new look.

For the time being, it will only be offered in China, but that could change if the automaker sees a need to compete with other compact crossovers in North America like the Audi Q3 and BMW X1.

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Powering the Acura CDX is a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine paired to an eight-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission. The powerplant will make 182 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque and will be available in front- and all-wheel-drive configurations.

The compact crossover is built on the same platform as the Honda HR-V, but is aimed at a more luxurious demographic as a compact premium crossover. It will also be Acura’s first model produced in China and is set to be built at a Honda plant in Guangzhou City starting this summer.

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  • FlyOhMy

    LMAO.. i have no words.

  • craigcole

    China-only, but for how long? Not very, I’d bet.

  • Inexplicable_1

    China can have it to itself, thank you. I see Acura continues to struggle with it’s identity crisis, constantly trying new grill designs and never quite getting it right. The front of this thing is fugly. Seriously, they need to look at Mazda, Cadillac, or hell, even Hyundai, to see how you design something elegant, bold, eye-catching or familial without offending the eye and creating a negative impulsive reaction. Honda, Acura, Toyota, Lexus – listen up!!

  • Tony

    Looks like they’ve taken a queue from Nissan……way too many sharp lines and the nose is too busy.