Acura is Considering a Subcompact Crossover for the US Market

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The Acura CDX is a small crossover currently only sold in China, but that might change soon.

With the crossover segment continuing to grow in North America, Acura is thinking about adding the CDX to its lineup. The Acura CDX went on sale in China last year and rides on the same platform underpinning the Honda HR-V. If it does make its way to North America, it would slot below the Acura RDX and would likely be powered by the same 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine found in the Honda Civic.

“It’s a model that interests a lot of our people, so we have our R&D guys looking into the possibility,” Jon Ikeda, group vice president-Acura U.S., told WardsAuto. But bringing the CDX here isn’t as simple as just “shipping it over here,” Ikeda added. Some changes would have to be made since there are different regulatory requirements in China compared to the U.S., but it is being discussed.

SEE ALSO: Acura CDX Bows as a China-Only Crossover

The move makes sense, considering other luxury automakers are digging into the compact and subcompact crossover segment. BMW has the X1, while Audi has the Q3 and Mercedes-Benz has the GLA. There’s also the Infiniti QX30 and Lexus is expected to bring the UX to market.

[Source: WardsAuto]

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  • Bruce Wells

    Has Acura learned anything at all? Isn’t the ILX a gussied up previous​ gen Civic? Isn’t it a total sales flop? So why do they think a gussied Up HR-v will do any better?

  • Rickers

    They really should. X1, Q3… they have to compete.

  • Ji Dosha

    Because crossovers are selling, sedans are not.