The 2018 Acura CDX is compact luxury crossover, Honda’s sub-brand, Acura. CDX model belongs to the B-segment, but its debut had in 2016, at Auto China. As the announcement of the production model, has served Acura SUV-X Concept. The project is shown in 2013 in Shanghai. When Honda registered trademark “CDX” with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, it was clear that the SUV-X enters into production under this name.
In its first generation Acura CDX is available from July 2016. At the very beginning of the sale, the new model is only available to Chinese customers. However, although the Acura said that this model will offer the North American market, some rumors say the opposite. The offer of the brand’s standing vacancy for this model in these markets. As such, this model would took place under the larger Acura RDX models. Also, he competes models of German car manufacturers such as Audi Q3, BMW X1 and Mercedes-Benz GLA.
Design and Specs
Production Acura CDX crossover is entrusted ZengCheng Plant in Guangzhou City, China. The 2018 Acura CDX has a lot of similarities with the fifth-generation Honda CR-V SUV and the tenth generation Honda Civic models. At first it was thought that the CDX be based on the new Honda HR-V subcompact crossover, due to the similar size and orientation. We remind that the dimensions of the vehicle is 174.8 l /73.2 w/h 62.9 inches, by the wheelbase of 104.7 inches.
Acura CDX is the first crossover in the B-segment, the brand. Basically, this is a 4-door SUV. Also, the vehicle has a large dose of luxury. Sure, it was the goal of the company, because the demand for such models all the greater. Especially on the market of China. Therefore, there is no wonder that the presentation and the beginning of the sales took place right in this market.
2018 Acura CDX Power Specs
Model for MY 2018 does not bring anything new compared to the model from 2017. Honestly, something not expected. Acura CDX 2018 comes with a 1.5-liter DOHC VTEC Turbo unit. Otherwise, CDX is the first Acura model that is equipped with a factory fitted turbocharger since the first generation Acura RDX.
The aforementioned engine is housed frontal and delivers 185 horsepower. This engine is coupled to an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission with SportShift system. Also, the vehicle arrives in versions with front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive configurations.
If Honda’s decision to expand the offer to other world markets, we should expect the expansion of powertrain offer. Thus the 2018 Acura CDX could arrive and the diesel version for certain markets. Also, the American model should be expected with a more powerful petrol engine.