Acura has unveiled the all-new 2024 ZDX, its first all-electric vehicle, at the 2023 Monterey Week event in California.
Accompanying the base A-Spec ZDX model is the ZDX Type S, a performance-oriented variant that will offer an estimated 500 hp (372 kW) of power. The A-Spec single-motor version is expected to receive an EPA range rating of 325 miles (523 km), while its dual motor counterpart is expected to offer a 315-mile (506-km) range. The dual-motor Type S is, likewise, expected to gain an EPA range rating of 288 miles (366 km).
This A-Spec model will be offered to customers in both RWD and AWD configurations, with pricing expected to start in the $60,000 (€55,129) range. The luxury Honda brand has said that the Type S version represents its most powerful SUV to date, which will itself ship with a performance-tuned dual motor AWD powertrain and is expected to start in the $70,000 (€64,317) range. For both models, sales are set to begin later in 2023, with the first deliveries scheduled for early 2024.
Inside the EV, a technology-focused cockpit features the brand’s first integration of Google built-in, Alphabet’s infotainment OS that provides native versions of apps from its subsidiary, Google – including Google Assistant and Google Maps, as well as the Google Play store. The system is hosted across the ZDX’s two interior screens – an 11-inch Precision Cockpit Driver Information Cluster, and an 11.3–inch Center Information Screen that offers touch control and wireless compatibility with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Google built-in, for example, allows the Google Maps application to be shown on either of these displays – enabling enhanced route planning with recommended charging stations to optimize travel time. The app can also estimate how long the ZDX will need to be charged for in order to reach its destination and can initiate preconditioning of the EV battery should the user choose a DC fast-charging station as their destination. Further along the interior, the ZDX offers a premium Bang & Olufsen sound system, with 18 speakers located around the vehicle, as well as a subwoofer.
When configured with a single motor, the ZDX A-Spec model can produce up to 340 hp, though the power rating of its AWD version has not yet been revealed. In addition to its heightened 500 hp (372 kW) power rating, the Type S model will also offer a variety of performance enhancements – including a height adjustable air suspension, performance-tuned adaptive dampers and 15.6-inch Brembo font brakes with 6-piston yellow calipers. The EV’s 102-kWh battery can be charged at up to 190 kW – with the A-Spec RWD model specifically capable of regaining around 81 miles (130 km) of range in approximately 10 minutes when charged at a DC fast-charging station.