2017 Acura CDX — As if they did not want to lose momentum, Honda Motor Investment Co., Ltd., a Honda subsidiary in China also unveiled its latest compact SUV, Acura CDX, at the Beijing Auto Show. This crossover produced by the collaboration of Guangzhou-Honda will compete with Mercedes-Benz GLA, Lincoln MKC, BMW X1, and Audi Q3 in the China’s auto market.
2017 Acura CDX Specifications
Acura CDX’s design
2017 Acura CDX is Acura’s first manufactured in China and based on earlier comments made by senior engineers, this could be exported to other countries. However, the Acura asserted at the opening that this vehicle is designed specifically for the Chinese market. And despite standing on the same platform and sharing many parts with Honda XR-V, the CDX position, hierarchically, will be higher in the market due to wearing the Acura badge.
Talking about the badge, 2017 Acura CDX wearing a rather large badge on the front grille and surrounded by full LED lights. With this enlarged grille, Acura’s headlights and symbol look a little out of proportion, while at the rear, the Acura badge is much smaller with tailpipes integrated in the black bumper. This CDX design is taking the design principles of Acura’s Precision Crafted.
If viewed more closely, there are a lot of intricate design details on 2017 Acura CDX body that makes it look sporty but, somehow, it also looks busy and childish at the same time. Besides its aggressive headlamps and large badge, its front end can help you recognize the car on the road as an Acura. Meanwhile, the interior has not displayed at all, but since this relates to Honda HR-V, their layout and design may look alike.
The 2017 Acura CDX has a length of 4,495 mm, width 1,840 mm, and height 1,600 mm with a 2,660 mm wheelbase. So, although it built almost similar to the HR-V, CDX measured 201 mm longer, 68 mm wider, and the wheelbase are 50 mm longer than the HR-V. But in terms of the height, CDX is 5 mm lower. Yet, somehow, CDX still share many components with the HR-V.
Acura CDX’s Performance
According to local reports, the power of 2017 Acura CDX will come with a 1.5-liter turbocharged and four-cylinder engine of the Honda parent company that produces 180 bhp and 177 lb / ft or 240 nm of torque. Then, the engine is mated to and eight speed dual clutch transmission to power front wheels only or all four.
2017 Acura CDX Price and Release date
Priced at ¥ 250,000, or £ 26.683 in which the sales will begin in July, the Acura CDX was launched specifically for the young, rich Chinese owner.
|2017 Acura CDX|
|Engine||1.5-liter turbocharged with four-cylinder|
|Torque||177 lb ft|
|Dimension (LxWxH)||4,495 x 1,840 mm x 1,600 mm|
|Release date||July 2016|
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