Acura finally took the covers off of its first all-electric SUV, the ZDX EV. The ZDX EV is a successor to the gasoline-powered ZDX that was discontinued in 2016, but it has been completely redesigned with an electric powertrain.
Powering the A-Spec ZDX variant is a 340 hp single motor mated to a rear-wheel-drive system offering a range of up to 325 miles. There will be a dual-motor option that increases horsepower to 340 hp, but reduces range to 315 miles.
For enthusiasts, Acura’s offering a Type S variant of the ZDX as well, which gets a dual-motor set up with all-wheel-drive, making this the most powerful SUV that Acura’s ever built. Range is estimated to be about 288 miles.
The ZDX EV gets a sleek and modern design, similar to the previous generation ZDX. It stands apart thanks to a sloping roofline, wide stance, and a large grille. The interior will be luxurious and spacious, with features like a panoramic sunroof, Bang & Olufsen premium audio system, and heated and ventilated seats. There’s also an 11-inch digital instrument cluster and 11.3-inch main touchscreen all powered by Google software for seamless access to Google Maps, Google Assistant and the Google Play Store. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are also supported with wireless connectivity.
The ZDX EV is a significant step forward for Acura, as it is the brand’s first all-electric SUV. It is also a sign of Acura’s commitment to electrification, with hints of several more EVs arriving in the coming years. The ZDX EV is expected to go on sale in early 2024, but you can get early access to configure your ZDX EV now. The starting price has not yet been announced, but it is expected to start in the $60,000 range.