The Japanese auto manufacturer intends to expand its sub-compact crossover line-up with a better and improved model known as 2018 Acura CDX. Their decision is informed by a steadily growing demand and popularity of sports utility vehicles the world over. This time, the automaker is planning to bring the CDX to the United States given it was previously exclusive to Chinese markets.
Apparently, the incoming Acura CDX is a small compact crossover set to receive some changes. It will be sharing some design cues with MDX and TLX, its bigger siblings. CDX also shares the same platform with the Honda HR-V. Lightweight aluminium materials are used to build this vehicle, so the overall weight is also impacted.
2018 Acura CDX – External and Internal Cosmetics
The 2018 Acura CDX exterior is made up of a lightweight aluminium steel material that significantly slashes the car’s weight. Cutting down its weight is essential to come up with a performance grade model. The car’s front and rear ends feature powerful LED headlamps designed to improve night navigation. Additionally, these LED headlamps can be customized to suit one’s interests. And, for those fond of traveling on rough roads, the next Acura CDX becomes the perfect suite.
The wheels are made of robust aluminium that guarantees easier navigation in those terrains. The front grille has also been customized to offer a stylish look, making you feel elegant and bossy. The interior of the 2018 Acura CDX reflects a great SUV for ultimate comfort and entertainment. It features quality décor along with amazing technology. Seats are crafted from leather upholds to provide the utmost comfort, especially for users who indulge themselves in long-distance journeys.
The CDX has improved steering wheel that highlights high-quality technology for better steering. It uses Google Maps API navigation system that makes it easy to figure out a new location for clients searching for a location. The entertainment portion is not exempted in this Acura CDX version. The redesigned SUV comes with a reimagined satellite radio, quality speakers and CD/DVD drives. Also, the Acura model under review is set to convey WiFi for connectivity along with Bluetooth and USB ports.
Engine and Transmission of the 2018 Acura CDX
We expect the new 2018 Acura CDX to come with outstanding drivers. We are yet to confirm the supposed powertrains, but there will be no problems with execution. Some solid bits of gossips suggest the likelihood of a 1.5-liter engine that executes 182 horsepower. This unit comes as standard in the present-day Honda CR-V.
According to a source, the engine enables this vehicle to accelerate from 0-60 mph in just under 7.0 seconds. It tops out at a speed of 117 mph. The Honda engines are always known for their effectiveness. So, if the CDX comes fitted with this one, we are hoping to get 27 mpg city and 34 mpg highway fuel economy ratings.
MSRP and Release Date
The producers have failed to provide any useful information regarding the price and release date. However, a well-placed source recently hinted that the 2018 Acura CDX would start at $38,000. The inbound Acura CDX indeed strikes the US markets in late 2017 or early 2018.