The Acura ZDX prototype which was revealed at the 2009
New York Motor Show is a preview of an entirely new model
The ZDX, like the BMW X6, is
an SUV sized mild off-roader with a coupe-like profile.
The exterior styling of the ZDX was designed by Michelle
Christensen who wanted to create a vehicle "... that
challenged conventional thinking of what a sports coupe
The styling of the Acura ZDX is characterized by clean
minimalist lines which sharply define the various surfaces
and panels of the vehicle. Up front is the now familiar
shield-like Acura grille flanked by a pair of angular
In order to retain and emphasize the flowing coupe derived
profile the rear door handles of the Acura ZDX concept
have been integrated into the window surround of the c-pillar.
The all-glass tailgate opens wide to reveal a dedicated
cargo space with integrated under-floor storage.
The interior of the Acura ZDX is designed to be modern
and luxurious, while focusing on pampering the front passengers.
The cabin is trimmed in a combination of white and black
leather. The hand-stitched leather dash and instrument
panel sweep down to form a dual cockpit layout, clearly
defining the driver and front seat passenger zones. The
seats are deeply bolstered to support the passengers during
sporty driving and at the same time provide comfort during
a long journey. Behind the thick leather wrapped steering
wheel is paddle shifters for controlling the 6 speed automatic
transmission. The cabin of the ZDX is enclosed by a panoramic
glass roof which runs the entire length of the vehicle,
providing the interior with plenty of light and increasing
the feeling of space.
Powering the Acura ZDX prototype is a V6 engine connected
to a 6 speed automatic transmission. The drivetrain also
features Acura's exclusive Super Handling All-Wheel Drive
Similar and related vehicles:
Acura Advanced Sedan
Acura Advanced Sports Car