Acura’s first all-electric model, the new 2024 Acura ZDX, made its global debut during Monterey Car Week in California. The ZDX A-Spec, available in a dual-motor configuration, will offer an anticipated 500 km of zero-emission range. Meanwhile, with an estimated 500 horsepower, the ZDX Type S will deliver top-flight performance.
“This is a historic moment for Acura Canada as we welcome our first fully electric vehicle to our line up,” said James Marchand, Assistance Vice President Acura Canada. “The all-new ZDX is just the beginning as we accelerate towards an exciting, electrified era based on our unwavering commitment to Precision Crafted Performance.”
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Design and Technology
Exterior and interior styling was led by a team at the Acura Design Studio in Los Angeles, marking the production debut of the Acura exterior design direction introduced on the Acura Precision EV Concept at Monterey Car Week last year. Low and wide with a sleek silhouette, long wheelbase and high contrast surfacing, the ZDX expresses an evolution of Acura’s signature front fascia, with the brand’s iconic Chicane DRLs, Jewel Eye LED headlights and Diamond Pentagon with an illuminated surround and 3D embossed diamond pattern.
Further bridging concept and production, the ZDX Type S debuts an all-new Acura colour - Double Apex Blue Pearl, which also was previewed on the Acura Precision EV Concept. Additionally, the ZDX will be available in the Type S signature Tiger Eye Pearl, also offered on Acura TLX Type S, MDX Type S and Integra Type S.
Inside, the driver-oriented cockpit features high-end materials, premium features and expansive intuitive technologies, including Acura's first integration of Google built-in for seamless on-the-go connectivity. Standard across the ZDX lineup, apps like Google Assistant and Google Maps and more on Google Play, help deliver a connected, personalized and more streamlined driving experience.
The Acura ZDX features a combined 22 inches of high-definition digital screen real estate with a standard Precision Cockpit Driver Information Cluster (11 inches) and Center Information Screen (11.3 inches) offering wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Google Maps can be displayed on either screen providing sophisticated route planning with recommended charging stations to optimize travel time.
The new EV also comes standard with AcuraWatch, a suite of safety and driver assistive technologies, including Acura’s first applications of Rear Cross Traffic Braking, Blind Zone Steering Assist and Rear Pedestrian alert.
With the new AcuraWatch 360+ system, the ZDX Type S introduces Hands Free Cruise driver assistance technology to the Acura lineup, enabling true hands-free driving under certain conditions helping to make long drives and commutes more comfortable. It also features the first Automatic Parking System in an Acura, which will take the stress out of parallel parking.
All-Electric Acura Performance
While the ZDX is built upon a state-of-the-art electric vehicle platform developed by GM, Acura engineers have tuned its multi-link front and rear suspension to deliver "a premium driving experience with exhilarating performance and class-leading refinement."
As with all high-performance Acura Type S models, the ZDX Type S significantly enhances every element of the performance driving experience, including acceleration, braking and turning. It will define Acura performance for the electrified era with an estimated 500 horsepower, height-adjustable air suspension, performance-tuned adaptive dampers and massive 15.6-inch Brembo front brakes with eye-catching six-piston yellow calipers. Drivers can customize the driving experience with multiple drive modes, including a Sport mode for maximum acceleration and response.
The athletic stance and proportions of ZDX are complemented in the Type S model by 22-inch machine-finished wheels, the largest ever for an Acura model, and wider 275/40ZR22 self-sealing tires.
Convenient Charging Solutions
Charging on the go promises to be quick and convenient with DC Fast Charging at rates up to 190 kW. The 102kWh lithium-ion battery pack can recharge over 120 km of range in 10 minutes.
What's more, Acura will make it easy for ZDX customers to select, order and install an Acura charger in their home and to find and use available public chargers on the way to their next destination.
For Canadians, an online Acura marketplace will be designed to provide customers with easy and seamless home charging solutions. The website will connect ZDX customers with a network of pre-vetted local installers through the support of dedicated Expert Energy Advisors, who will help them select the home charging solution that best fits their needs. For those looking to charge on the go, owners can use the Acura App to easily find and connect to charging stations nationwide.
The 2024 Acura ZDX A-Spec will be priced above $80,000, while the ZDX Type S will start above $90,000. Pre-sale activities for ZDX in Canada will start later this year, with first customer deliveries slated for spring 2024.