Official photos and specs of the 2010 Acura ZDX

Posted on Wednesday, 22 July 2009 , 05:07:55 byEmil

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Official photos and specs of the 2010 Acura ZDX

The all new 2010 Acura ZDX has been finally officially revealed before its debut on the North American market that will take place later this year. Acura promotes its new model as a four-door sport coupe but actually it is more of a crossover that is attempting to stick its head out of the crowd by mixing elements of style from a lot of other segments. The all-new ZDX was presented for the first time in the form of a pre-production concept in April at the New York Motor Show. Most people will call the ZDX a competitor for the BMW X6 crossover, being somewhat similar in style.

The production model of the all-new ZDX is identical to the concept shown at the New York Motor Show, excepting a few minor details like the interior trim, the lower bumper designs, the alloy wheels and the head and tail-light trims.

Some of the most important design features are the bulgy fender flares, the hidden rear door handles and the panoramic glass roof. Also, we have been used to the Acura gaudy shield in the front, so it is not such a big surprise.

The 2010 Acura ZDX will get its power from a V6 engine with a capacity of 3.7 liter that develops 300 HP and 270 lb-ft of torque. This engine will be paired to a completely new six-speed automatic transmission with Acura`s SH-AWD (Super Handling All-Wheel Drive) system and steering wheel mounted paddles. For those interested in the fuel economy or performance figures, they have not been announced yet.

The Japanese automaker indicated that the ZDX will hit the North American market in the winter of this year. Also, Acura said that their new model will be offered in three equipment versions: ZDX, ZDX with Technology Package and the premium version, ZDX with Advance Package.

All of the three versions will come equipped with a high powered audio system with CD player, power tailgate, Bluetooth connectivity, panoramic glass roof with moveable sunshades and a hand-stitched leather interior as a standard.

The price level of the all-new ZDX will be positioned between the price level of the MDX luxury SUV and the RL luxury sedan.