TTAC Photochop: New Acura Sports CUV

Andrei Avarvarii
by Andrei Avarvarii
ttac photochop new acura sports cuv

The first Japanese manufacturer that dared to enter the luxury segment and stand against the US-EU traditional players now dares to follow them in blasphemy. I guess we’ve all seen by now the photos of the heavily camouflaged Acura Sports CUV. A particular good thing about the spyshot business is that it eases the shock of the official release. Remember the launch of the BMW X6? I don’t even want to image how that might have felt if it was a total surprise. So, Acura is developing a Japanese X6 in their effort to… I wonder what that effort might be? Keep up with the trend? Go where the money are? Speaking of money I’ve seen a lot of X6es lately in the street. Which puzzles me deeply (and makes my eyes ache), but proves that this, well car (I guess) is a money maker. Now really, back to the topic. I’ve rendered this new model from Acura taking the proportions I’ve seen in spy photos and adding to those the details that can be guessed under the camouflage. Count here the sloped cabin, bulged wheel arches, door handles, mirrors. The rest is recreated using what we see in a regular Acura dealership, lots of edges and angles, a fancy grille featuring at least three different materials and a touch of SUV in the side skirts and front bumper. To make the thing look aggressive I added those evil LED eyes. Speaking of aggressive and eyes, an important component of this recipe is the eye-offending X6ish silhouette that gives that special touch to the car. To be seen soon parked next to the closest X6.

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  • RedStapler RedStapler on Nov 05, 2008

    I with Pariah on the Subaru Outback being the OG of CUVs. It was marketing genius to add some plastic cladding, a few inches of lift and some nifty advertising with Paul Hogan and viola! Presto Chango your AWD car wagon is now a SUV in the eyes of the public and able to command a premium price.

  • Davekaybsc Davekaybsc on Nov 05, 2008

    What is Acura thinking these days? The RDX has been an absolute bomb of near RL proportions. Rather than do this, they should scrap the RDX and start over with a V6 powered version that can actually compete with the X3, Q5, GLK, and EX35. Acura X6 = FAIL.

  • Forraymond Forraymond on Nov 05, 2008

    Didn't American Motors try the all wheel drive hatchback thing about 25 years ago? It just goes to show that if you don't learn the lessons from the past, you are doomed to repeat them (or something like that).