The 2017 Acura CDX is the latest crossover, manufactured by Acura, the renowned luxury vehicle Marque of the Japanese car corporation, Honda Motor Co., Ltd. This is a compact sports utility vehicle, which is aimed at the bursting Chinese market directly. Honda, which is the parent company of Acura, is even constructing the crossover in China, at its ZengCheng Plant in the Guangzhou City. Acura is going to unveil its latest crossover at the 2016 Auto Show in Beijing. Although the new model CDX comes with the same size as that of the Honda CR-V, it has its own look.
Acura claims that design of the 2017 CDX is stimulated by the company’s highly attractive sedan, the 2017 model Acura Precision Concept. Both the exterior and the interior will be redesigned. In general, the new vehicle will appear extensively excellent with respect to style and external appearance. Industry buzz is suggesting that changes and developments will be made to the functionality, exhaust system and the interior of the new vehicle. The introduction is associated with the tenth year of the existence of Acura in China, making it a commemorative vehicle.
2017 Acura CDX Exterior
The external styling is same as that of the Acura Precision Concept sedan. Most outside elements in its front fascia, such as the grille and headlamps come with the same angular styling that reflects the design cues of the concept sedan. The US version also comes with the same external design styling. The design is extreme less polarizing than the existing design language of the brand. Not only the 2017 model Acura CDX is said to emerge immense as a huge piece of fine equipment, but it is also said the new vehicle is extremely wide in size.
A facelift has been offered to the front fascia will increase the overall aesthetic look on its front end. It comes equipped with a five-sided grille that features a growing mesh-type insert that originates from the big Acura logo. Down beneath, the face wears three huge openings that are rather reminiscent of BMW. It also comes equipped with redesigned fog lights that assist brighten up the area, which is generally comprised of dark shades.
About the sides, the new CDX comes decorated with hard-creased body lines with huge wheel opening accents and twofold body lines that run beneath the door handles and just over the door bottoms. Both of those lines carry onto the back, where the angular layout is further exploited. Each corner is oblique, leaving nearly no edges or rounded surfaces. A brilliant chrome trim runs down the roof rails, side window apertures, and down the rocker panels, as well.
Around back, it comes equipped with large taillights that are similar to those of Toyota RAV4, but they carry their own distinctive lighting design. The back fascia comes equipped with a redesigned bumper, where additional chrome is found.
The 2017 Acura CDX dimensions are 176.9″ (L) x 72.4″ (W) x 62.9″ (H), meaning that it will be larger than the earlier model.
After the release of the new Acura CDX 2017 this year, the vehicle is expected to provide consumers with a variant of changes and new improvements adopted from the parent business, Honda. According to the market experts, the major and most obvious change to the 2017 CDX will be the exterior. Early reports are recommending that the exterior of the incredibly popular Acura will feature a more aggressive aesthetic change at the same time as being more modern in design, style, and appearance, as well.
Altogether, the 2017 model CDX is an extremely stylized crossover that would perform pretty well in the Chinese market.
2017 Acura CDX Interior
Although Acura has not yet revealed the interior design, it is expected that it will undergo some minor tweaks and some aesthetic changes to prepare it to vie competently with its only major competitor, the Buick Envision. The cabin has been designed to offer a comfortable sitting place for five people. It also comes with adequate cargo space, which can be further increased by folding the seats in the back row. The dashboard inside the cabin also comes with the same angular design. It is also expected that Acura would offer the same interior design as that of the Precision Concept sedan. If it happens, buyers can expect their new Acura CDX 2017 with a more conservative dashboard and center console plan, though both could come equipped with some new technology integration.
Changes to the inside of the new sports utility vehicle will be prepared with a design, offering passengers and drivers with lots of recreation, fun and ease because of its basic general styling. The infotainment system and the safety system will be complemented by an outstanding safety system, and all have been enhanced especially for the new revamp.
The new Acura small SUV 2017 will be powered by a four-cylinder turbocharged engine with the displacement of 1.5 liters. This engine will be able to produce the greatest power of 182 ponies and the greatest torque of 177 pounds per foot. The engine will be mounted in the front part of the new CDX, and it is attached with an eight-velocity automatic transmission system. The engine also offers the new XDX better acceleration that makes it attain the velocity of 60 mph from the start in 8.5 seconds and assists it to get the maximum velocity of 130 mph.
When it comes to mileage, the new CDX offers the 18 mpg when the vehicle is driven within the city limits and 27 mpg when it is driven on highways. The combined mileage offered by the new vehicle would be 21 mpg.
It is also rumored that the new CDX would come equipped with a V6 engine with the displacement of 3.5 liters to offer better performance, but it is not yet confirmed by the automaker. If the rumor turns out to be true, the new vehicle would get the addition power 290 ponies and the additional torque of 275 pounds per foot. In this case, the 2017 Acura CDX engine will be attached to a six-velocity automatic transmission system.
Irrespective of the engine options, the new model will be offered with the front-wheel drive system as standard and the all-wheel-drive system as an option.
Base price and the date of release
The 2017 Acura CDX release date is expected to be on the 16th of July 2016 in China. Regarding pricing, the estimated starting price of the new vehicle will range from 250,000 to 300,000 Yuan ($38,000 to $46,000).
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