Is Acura Going to Get Its Own Version Of The Honda HR-V?

Acura owes its success in North America to its two SUVs, the RDX and the MDX. Look at their sales figures, compare them to those of all of the brand’s sedans put together and prepare to be wowed. The numbers speak for themselves: in Canada in 2014, Acura sold 6,557 units of the RDX and 6,272 units of the MDX, while the ILX sedan accounted for 2,752 units and the TL/TLX (the TLX having replaced the TL over the course of the year) for 3,497. As for the RLX luxury sedan, it sold a very modest 243 units. Basically, Acura sells twice as many SUVs as cars in Canada, so it’s not so far-fetched that Acura might offer its own version of the new Honda HR-V (to be called the CDX, perhaps). This would allow Acura to take on the competition in the rapidly growing compact sport utility vehicle segment. The brand has already registered the name CDX with the US Patent and Trademark Office and it would fit in wonderfully with the RDX and MDX. Moreover, John Mendel, Honda’s executive vice-president for the United States, has stated that Honda was studying the possibility of creating a compact model using the HR-V’s platform. It seems that all the planets are aligned for the imminent arrival of an Acura CDX. Stay tuned...

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