The Future is Now: 2024 Acura ZDX & ZDX Type S Electric SUV Global Debut
The 2024 Acura ZDX electric SUV has finally been unveiled, boasting an impressive blend of performance and range. Available in two trims, A-Spec and Type S, the ZDX showcases a design closely mirroring the Precision EV concept.
The ZDX flaunts a softened version of the Precision's bold design, with a forward-leaning nose, solid main grille, floating roof, silver lower trim, and a cab-rearward shape. Practical considerations are evident in the conventional door-pulls and larger lower grilles for enhanced powertrain cooling.
The A-Spec and Type S trims look almost identical, yet subtle differences set them apart. The A-Spec sports 20-inch wheels with 265-mm wide tires, while the Type S upgrades to 22-inch wheels and 275-mm tires. The top-trim ZDX also offers two unique color options: Double Apex Blue Pearl and Tiger Eye Pearl.
Inside the ZDX, the GM roots are well-disguised, presenting a low dash with slim air vents and dual screens (11 and 11.5 inches) for instruments and infotainment that sit low behind a wraparound cowl design.
The ZDX is set to feature wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, along with Google Built-In apps. An 18-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system comes standard, alongside advanced driver aids such as rear emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring with steering assist, and hands-free highway driving assist.
Remarkably, the A-Spec will initially offer rear-wheel drive, featuring a single rear motor delivering 340 horsepower. There’s also an optional dual-motor all-wheel-drive variant. The high-performance Type S, meanwhile, comes standard with dual motors, producing a whopping 500 horsepower and featuring a more advanced, adaptive suspension system.
The Type S doesn't compromise on stopping power, with front brakes featuring 15.6-inch rotors coupled with Brembo 6-piston calipers, while the rear stays at 13.5 inches.
Regardless of trim, every ZDX is equipped with a 102-kWh battery pack and an onboard charger that supports 190 kW of DC fast charging. Range varies significantly between trims, with the rear-drive A-Spec leading at an estimated 325 miles and the all-wheel-drive variant at 315 miles. The more powerful Type S estimates a range of 288 miles.
While exact pricing details are pending, the A-Spec is expected to start in the $60,000 range and the Type S in the $70,000 range. The 2024 Acura ZDX will be available for pre-ordering later this year, with options to purchase either online or through a dealership.
Acura will offer a convenient portal for customers to find home charger installations, and an app will be introduced to streamline payments for public charging networks.
The Acura ZDX exhibits an ideal blend of functionality, aesthetics, and power, supported by the dependable legacy of the Acura label. The commencement of orders is on the horizon with expected shipments to begin next year; this positions the ZDX to make a substantial impact in the electric SUV sector. In other news, we're also about to see the introduction of an advanced version of Faraday Future's FF 91 for a more futuristic driving experience.