Acura plans to revive its ZDX nameplate for a mid-size electric SUV in 2023, and on Tuesday the automaker released photos of a prototype for a sporty Type S variant. Prototypes for the regular variant are also being tested.
The new ZDX is one of two electric SUVs announced for 2020 by Acura parent company Honda. The other is the Honda Prologue Mid-Sizer, also due for release in 2023. Both will be launched as 2024 models.
Both were designed around General Motors’ dedicated Ultium EV platform. GM will also build the vehicles, while Acura and Honda will be responsible for the interior, exterior, and driveability.
2024 Honda Prologue
Acura said the ZDX will feature styling cues previewed from the Precision EV concept unveiled in August during Monterey Car Week 2022. The concept was an SUV with proportions similar to the ZDX prototypes.
Judging by the prototypes, the ZDX will also have a lot in common with the Ultium-based Cadillac Lyriq. The design of the A, B and C pillars appear to be the same on both SUVs, although the D pillars are unique.
For future electric vehicles, Acura relies on platforms developed by Honda. The first of these is due in 2026 and will be based on a platform called e:Architecture.