China car show hosted a premiere of something we can see as 2018 Acura CDX. Well, this model wasn’t confirmed yet, although it was expected in 2017 too. According to current information, CDX crossover is coming into Chinese market only. However, recently some information appeared that company is reconsidering decision. By not launching it in US and Canada, great loss is certain. Nevertheless, this market is demanding. Because of that, Acura will take time with launching, and prolong it for 2018. With some extra time, 2018 CDX can be ready for major stage in North America.
2018 Acura CDX powertrain
Upcoming 2018 Acura CDX will be special model because of its engine. Company announced that crossover is getting factory fitted turbocharger powertrain. This is interesting, because after first generation of RDX, no other Acura used this kind of unit. Displacement should be 1.5-l DOHC with VTEC system and turbocharger. It sends about 180 hp through 8-speed dual-clutch transmission. Gearbox features SportShift system. Power is further sent to front wheels, by default, or all wheels optionally. Furthermore, new CDX crossover offers Super Handling AWD. Although other models are considering hybrid variant, this SUV will come with only petrol drivetrain.
2018 Acura CDX redesign
In brief, 2018 Acura CDX is elegant and modern crossover. Sketches of this vehicle are ready. However, changes are expected. Also, we saw SUV at Chinese car show, but it is going to be tuned before it comes out. Highlights of exterior are big wheels and bold grille. Inside, 2018 CDX will offer all new gadgets and gizmos. Premium materials will cover seats and other parts. Dashboard will get touch-screen display. Some other standard premium features will be there. However, we still have no information about unique and special parts.
2018 Acura CDX release and price
The Honda HR-V is one of the leaders in compact crossover class. Its sibling, 2018 Acura CDX is going to premium segment of tiny SUVs. Price can’t be under HR-V’s, so we believe Acura will offer its product for around $22,000. Its release date depends on development. However, since we don’t have any information about it yet, its arrival could be scheduled for 2018.