Acura’s CDX is one of the hottest selling compact crossovers in Asia and the fact that it couldn’t make it successfully into the American markets is quite baffling. Now, Honda’s luxury team is back for vengeance as 2018 Acura CDX rumors suggest major changes.
Yes, Acura officials have been heard stating, “We need to come up with a bump in design for coping up with modern styling trends. We will even pen down the ongoing signature design language…”
…The way we see it, Acura vehicles solitary stand up for design and we are but to embrace on it.”
Acura’s optimism for launching 2018 Acura CDX US is a part of the team’s persistence. Though the competition’s tough in the North American market, Acura will put out a leap of faith by launching this new-gen CDX by the end of this year.
Going specific with the design, this new CDX will largely share underpinnings with Honda HR-V – as held by several 2018 Acura CDX rumors. Based on Honda HR-V, this model will incorporate jewel style LEDs on both headlights and taillights. Up front, Acura will use their all-new pentagonal grille for emphasizing on top notch styling. The lower fascia is getting muscular creases with flared fog light housing. Also, the front bumper will integrate large air intake.
2018 Acura CDX Redesign
Up top, the hood will get dynamic creases as part of revisited aerodynamics. New machined alloy wheels are supposed to come in size options of 17 and 18 inches. According to what the images hold, the entire body edges will have a wrap-around design with plastic cladding. The roof will get a roof rack-like styling for conveying sportiness. Rearwards, the taillights are expected to grow in size. Similarly, the rear bumper will wear sporty chrome treatments along with revisited quad exhaust.
Inside, the cabin is incorporating luxury appointments. 2018 Acura CDX rumors hold that the seats will feature leather upholstery as standard. The driver’s seat in specific will integrate top-notch features like power reclining and heating.
Similarly, the dashboard, center console and door panels will wear premium soft-touch materials. A tri-zone climate control along with adjustable LED ambient lighting should come as standard. Other optional in-cab features would include driver’s memory setting, adaptive cruise control, voice commands, HD satellite radio and impact absorbing steering column.
Specs and Price
In terms of performance, Acura CDX 2018 will make use of a 1.5 L turbocharged engine and an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. 2WD is supposed to come standard as well. The output figures of this engine might stay close to 289 hp and 315 lb-ft torque. Similarly, fuel economy numbers will improve to 20 mpg in city, 28 mpg on highways and 25 mpg on a combined scale. Another engine option is suspected to be a 2.0 L turbocharged variant mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission. Official output figures are vague as of now.
Given all these changes, the new Acura CDX 2018 price should come around $37,000 to compete against vehicles like Buick Envision, BMW X3, Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class and Audi Q5.