Acura ZDX to Show at Monterey Car Week
Styling for the upcoming Acura ZDX was hewn at the brand’s design studio in SoCal, making the annual soirée at Monterey a logical location for its unveiling.
And if you’re wondering why our hero shot is so grainy, it’s because we brightened the image for ya in order to see more detail.
Anyone blessed with the gift of sight will recognize key Acura design cues, including an illuminated take on its so-called Diamond Pentagon grille. Many brands have added lighting strips across the nose of newly introduced vehicles lately – both EVs and ICE vehicles – leading us to affirm our belief that mid-‘80s Mercury was simply ahead of its time (and lighting technology).
It is suggested both the ZDX and ZDX Type S performance variants go on sale early next calendar year as a 2024 model, serving as Acura’s foray into the all-electric arena. It is being co-developed with GM utilizing Ultium technology. Acura plans to then launch additional EV models starting in 2026 based on the company’s own global e:Architecture. Does this decision kneecap the Prologue/ZDX by marking a best-before date before it even goes on sale? We’ll let you be the judge on that.
The ZDX is also being used as a vehicle (pun intended) for a new collab with Bang & Olufsen, which most readers will recall as a Danish luxury audio brand. Plans are afoot to broaden the availability of Bang & Olufsen premium audio across the entire Acura lineup in the coming years, presumably usurping the present-day Panasonic ELS Studio 3D systems, which provide some of the best in-car audio experiences this jaundiced writer has ever heard. Perhaps the B&O crew will be involved with some EV audio chicanery in which Panasonic couldn’t (or wouldn’t) play.
Look for the 2024 ZDX to debut on August 17 during the insufferably pretentious Monterey Car Week.
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