Although the upcoming 2010 Acura ZDX concept coupe-crossover SUV was presented to the American customers half a year ago at the New York Auto Show’2009, only today the BMW X6-inspired car will be officially presented as a 2010 MY production model.
It is known that the 2010 Acura ZDX will be based on the current Acura MDX seven-seater crossover SUV but will seat only five passenger.
Being 192.6 inches long, 78.5 inches wide and 61.8 inches tall, the Japanese vehicle is 0.5 inches longer and 0.4 inches wider than its main competitor — the German 2009 BMW X6 crossover. The Japanese car, however, is 4.7 inches lower and its wheelbase of 108.5 inches is 7 inches shorter than that of its German rival.
The base Acura ZDX will be powered by a 3.7-liter V6 engine, which is mated to Honda’s own Super Handling All-Wheel Drive system and is capable of producing up to 300hp, so hp-wise it will be on par with the X6. However, with its promised curb weight of only 4431 lbs (2010 kg), the Japanese vehicle will be 463 lbs (210 kg) lighter than the X6 so there is good chance that the ZDX will feature better acceleration and will be better at fast cornering.
The Japanese premium brand plans to sell the 2010 Acura ZDX at a starting price of $40,000 to $45,000, which is $10,000 to $15,000 lower than X6′s MSRP on the U.S. market.