In essence, the famous California activities have taken over the place of a normal car show, but then elevated things to the stars and returned. Would you like to view an all-new car worth $30 million? Don’t worry, Rolls-Royce got us covered with the first car in the Droptail Coachbuild Roadster series – La Rose Noire. Did you think the event isn’t going to provide for boring limited editions? Consider reconsidering your thinking because Kia offered an exclusive series EV6 in celebration of the NACTOY winning but it wasn’t all very interesting. There’s also all of the above including restaurants, and new electric vehicles, from 800+ horsepower Ford Mustangs (GTD) to off-road-oriented SUVs and others.
Every reputable automaker has something to do with Monterey which includes Acura Of course. The luxury segment of Honda, which was promised presented us with the first electric 2024 Acura ZDX. It’s still a crossover as was the flimsy mid-sized SUV from the beginning of the decade, but it doesn’t appear like someone had told them to mock Acura by using a flawed BMW X6 wannabe.
2024 Acura ZDX Type S Electric CUV Redesign
The 2024 Acura ZDX is a distinctively-styled CUV that has GM’s foundations – it’s a cousin to that of the Cadillac Lyriq and Chevrolet Blazer EV and not only of its Honda Prologue sibling, as all three models will be built on GM’s BEV3 platform. Additionally is that this model ZDX A-Spec, in its basic configuration, which has a single electric motor as well as RWD is aiming for the EPA rating that is 325 miles (523 km) There’s also the dual motor AWD ZDX A-Spec, and the ZDX range is highlighted by it’s 2024 Acura ZDX Type S with 500 electric ponies!
It was a good thing that Acura has been recognized for the brand new Acura across all of the appropriate places, including the world of the virtual world of creators of digital car content. There, Nikita Chuicko, the virtual artist, better known as kelsonik on social networks believes that this is the perfect CGI time to start fueling the first Acura ZDX tuning dreams. While the actual EV crossover is not available to be delivered until the beginning of the next calendar year, we can imagine it sporting a few distinctive features to create a mall crawler.
The pixel master has done just what it said and created a more subtle look than the model that was presented – presented in a variety of fashionable dual-color combinations that included blue, yellow or crimson, and white (roof). This means that his thought-up 2024 Acura ZDX tuning includes switching to a gray-colored base along with a blacktop, adding the suspension to be lowered, and then mixing the EV style with massive wheels with Y-spoke. What do you think of this additional zing? Do you think it’s enough to warrant the CGI hall pass? Or does the ZDX require more personalization and customization to stand out from the crowd?
Engine & Performance
Sharing the GM Ultium platform with the Chevrolet Blazer EV, the basic ZDX ASpec has a 102.0-kilowatt-hour battery pack. It is available with either a single-motor or dual-motor setup. The base ZDX comes with 340 horsepower and three-quarters of a mile range using the single-motor layout. It’s reduced to 315 miles with the dual motor layout. The ZDX comes with a DC rapid charging speed of 190 kilowatts. This allows you to recharge as much as 81 miles in less than 10 minutes. Furthermore, Acura promises that it will provide comprehensive home charging solutions that will be offered through a brand newly launched Acura Home Electrification website that connects ZDX owners to local installers.
The most powerful model in the line comes The 2024 Acura ZDX Type S, which is the “most powerful Acura SUV ever” featuring a 500-hp dual motor setup. It is powered by an identical 102.0-kWh battery pack that powers ZDX’s A-Spec base model but even with all the power it Type S still has an estimated 288 miles of range. Acura promises “near” 50/50 weight distribution for the ZDX platform in general and performance enhancements specifically for Type S models. Type S ranges from an adjustable air suspension that is tuned to perform with adjustable dampers up to 15.6-inch 6-piston Brembo brakes that have yellow-painted calipers mounted on the front wheels. This ZDX Type S will even include the option of a summer tire with high performance with an all-black gloss wheel.
Visually it’s clear that this new ZDX isn’t a re-do of the first fastback that was lifted in 2010 – for better or worse. Instead, it’s a more conventional SUV design with a glossy white roof and black or 22-inch wheels, based on the trim and a front fascia that’s inspired by an Acura Precision EV concept. Acura’s Diamond Pentagon grille highlights the front of the vehicle with an embossed diamond design in 3D as well as an illuminated surround and fashionable Jewel Eye headlights adorning either side of the grille. They are joined by distinctive LED daytime running lights beneath.
Customers can choose from a wide range of gorgeous paint designs to decorate on the outside of their ZDX. The brand new Double Apex Blue Pearl from the Precision EV carries over to production, and Type S models are available. Type S model brings with it the distinctive Tiger Eye Pearl paint, it can also be found on top models available on ZDX models like the TLX, MDX, and Integra.
In terms of sizing the ZDX has a size of 197.7 inches wide in length and 77.0 inches wide. This is just a bit lower than the gasoline-powered MDX (198.4 inches and 78.7 inches in width). However, its battery platform offers the ZDX a much longer wheelbase; 121.8 inches here compared to 113.8 inches for the MDX. The extra-long platform also means an extra space inside the cabin, which is sure to be a beautiful space to relax in. The ZDX features a driver-focused cockpit that features an 11.0-inch digital instrument cluster, and an 11.3-inch touchscreen that features a brand-new Google user interface.
It also comes with Google Assistant as well as advanced Google Maps which come with EV-specific features, including immediate battery preconditioning if the destination is the DC quick charging point. This setup also comes with standard connectivity via wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, which is not the case with its Ultium platform-mate, the Chevrolet Blazer EV. Its ZDX can also become the first Acura that comes with an all-round Bang and Olufsen audio system, which has up to 14 different amplification channels. The setup comprises 18 speakers, including four in the main speaker as well as an underwater.
An AcuraWatch safety suite is available in all ZDX models, with rear and front emergency braking and blind spot monitoring, steering assist, and rear pedestrian warning. Upgrade to Type S model to unlock AcuraWatch 360+, which is the brand new hands-free driver aid. Akin to the GM Super Cruise or Ford Blue Cruise, AcuraWatch 360+ permits hands-free driving for up to 400,000 miles of road that is compatible and includes a unique feature option: an automated parking assistant.
2024 Acura ZDX Type S Electric CUV Price & Release Date
The 2024 Acura ZDX starts production in 2020 and customers can purchase their automobiles at the year 2024’s end. The ZDX is priced from “around” $60,000, while the Type S model will cost $70,000. Compare that with the MDX which starts at $51,045 including destination and costs $67,895. the ZDX is just a few grand more expensive in both aspects as compared to its gas-powered counterpart.