New Acura CDX Compact SUV Makes Official Debut At Beijing Auto Show

Acura has unveiled their Chinese-built compact premium SUV in Beijing today, the new CDX, aimed particularly at the likes of the Mercedes-Benz GLA and Audi Q3.

Even though the CDX uses the same platform as the Honda XR-V (known elsewhere as the HR-V), wearing an Acura badge means that it will be positioned higher up in the compact SUV hierarchy, which is where a handful of German rivals reside.

Speaking of badges, it’s wearing a rather gigantic one on the front grille, surrounded by the full LED headlights. At the rear however, the Acura badge is considerably smaller.

Thanks to Chinese websites like Autohome & Auto163, we can see that there are lots of intricate design details on its body. Most notably, the profile has two very sharp crease lines that almost intersect beneath the mirrors. Aside from the large badge and aggressive headlights, the front end helps you recognize the car as an Acura, whereas the rear is a little bit more generic – even with those tailpipes integrated within the black bumper.

Power is said to come from a 1.5-liter petrol-powered turbocharged unit, good for 182 HP and 240 Nm (177 lb-ft) of torque. Both front-wheel drive as well as 4WD models will be available, all using an 8-speed DCT automatic transmission.

According to Chinese media, the CDX measures 4,495/1,840/1,600mm (176.9/72.4/62.9 in), with a wheelbase of 2,660mm (104.7 in), which confirms what was previously reported last week.

Acura’s new CDX is said to hit the Chinese market in Q4, priced between 250,000 and 300,000 yuan (roughly $38,000 – $46,000).


  • no25

    I must say a frown appeared on my face as I looked through the photos. The lines on the side don’t work – they look like a child’s drawing. Rear, as I said on the leaked image, looks too 2nd gen RX. The grille makes me possibly want the beak back, and they look like a lady’s dolled up lips. The mesh in the grille is kind of cool though.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Lipstick on a CDM pig. 38,000 WELL spent!

  • Tumbi Mtika

    They even try to fuck with your mind by showing the show pics, when in actually it sucks!

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  • Six_Tymes

    Hideous, the only angle that is just OK is the rear 3/4 view

  • pcurve

    3 things Acura has been sucking for the past 30 years: (and probably will never get it right)

    1. Grille design
    2. Wheel design (yes… look them all up, even 3rd gen TL)
    3. Cheap looking interior

  • Bo Hanan

    Take a clumsy design and present it in an unflattering color.
    Acura’s version of going from “strength-to-strength.”

  • Matthijs

    Good that Acura/Honda are getting rid of the 5-point Mazda-grille (copied by many others by now) but this looks really weird. I like Japanese cars but sometimes they just look too Asian. Too many lines and not in a cohesive way

  • john1168

    Acura is lost! The front is cheap and hideous! And who uses piano black trim on the splitter, side skirts and rear valence panels??? Oh well, at least they brought the exhaust finishers back… LMAO!!!

    • john1168

      I will say that I like the greenhouse on it. And the body creases are a little much but I do like the overall side view. But the front and rear are terrible. I see a lot of Toyota RAV4 in the rear. Not a good thing.

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  • Christian

    Imagine that 1,5 Turbo in the EU CIVIC!!! Or a JAZZ R.S!

  • GreenApple18r

    The original grill wasn’t exactly something pretty, but without it Acura looks cheaper and outdated. Bring it back until you come up with better solution.

  • Mark

    Acura were said to be going ‘beak-less’ as recently as last week with the new designs. Now this bulbous beak? I’d never.

  • Charlie Brown

    compare this to the new Mazda Cx4 Acura and Honda are lost in the Suv design dept. Mazda please bring the CX4 to Usa,

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