2024 Acura ZDX EV Revealed With 325-Mile Range, $60K Starting Price

Acura has been behind regarding EV adoption. However, that changed when Acura launched the 2024 ZDX Acura, the top-of-the-line automaker’s first fully EV. The 2024 ZDX features a chic design and high-end cabin, in addition to the performance and range of features that make it an immediate rival to BMW and Mercedes-Benz EVs that are at least available on paper.

Sharing the GM Ultium platform with the Chevrolet Blazer EV ZDX A-Spec, the base model features a 102.0-kilowatt-hour battery pack. It is available with either a single or dual motor configuration. The base ZDX is 340 horsepower with an estimated range of 325 miles using a single motor, but it will be 315 miles with a double motor layout.

The ZDX features a DC rapid charging speed of 190 Kilowatts, allowing you to recharge 81 miles in just 10 minutes. Acura also claims to provide comprehensive home charging options through a brand-updated Acura Home Electrification website that connects ZDX owners to local installers.

The highest end of the spectrum can be The ZDX Type S, which has earned the title of “most robust Acura SUV to date” with its 500 horsepower, dual-motor configuration. It has an identical 102.0-kWh battery pack that powers the ZDX A-Spec base model, and despite all that power, the Type S still has an estimated 288 miles of range.

Acura ZDX102.0-Kilowatt HoursSingle / Dual340 Horsepower325 / 315 Miles
Acura ZDX Type S102.0-Kilowatt HoursDual500 Horsepower288 Miles

Acura promises “near” 50/50 distribution of weight on the ZDX platform in all its forms and performance enhancements specifically for ZDX Type S. These include upgrades to ZDX Type S that range from an air suspension that can be adjusted with a performance-tuned adaptive suspension to a 15.6-inch 6-piston Brembo brakes sporting yellow-painted callipers on front wheels. This ZDX Type S will have a summer tyre with high-performance black gloss wheels.

Visually visually, it’s visually appealing. ZDX isn’t just a redux of the lifted fastback launched in 2010 – for good or worse. It’s an SUV-like design with a glossy dark roof. It also has 20 or 22-inch wheels, based on the trim and a front fascia inspired by the Acura Precision Concept of EV.

Acura’s Diamond Pentagon grille highlights the front of the vehicle with an embossed diamond design in 3D, an illuminated surround, and fashionable Jewel Eye headlights adorning either side of the grille. They are joined by distinctive LED daytime running lights beneath.

Customers can choose from a wide range of gorgeous paint options to cover the exterior of the ZDX. The new Double Apex Blue Pearl from the Precision EV carries over to production, and Type S models are available. Type S model brings the iconic Tiger Eye Pearl paint, which will also come on top models that include Integra, TLX and MDX. ZDX, MDX, and Integra.

In terms of size in terms of size, the ZDX measures 197.7 inches in length as well as 77.0 inches wide. This is slightly lower than the gasoline-powered MDX (198.4 inches and 78.7 inches in width). Its battery platform, however, gives its wheelbase a significant increase, 121.8 inches here compared to 113.8 inches in the MDX. The extra-long platform also means more space in the cabin. It’s sure to be a wonderful space to sit.

The ZDX features a driver-focused cockpit with an 11.0-inch digital instrument cluster and an 11.3-inch touchscreen featuring a brand-new Google user interface. It also comes with Google Assistant and advanced Google Maps that are loaded with features specific to EVs, such as instant battery preconditioning, especially when the destination is the DC quick charging point. This setup also comes with regular Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, unlike its Ultium platform mate, the Chevrolet Blazer EV.

ZDX will be the first Acura to have a subwoofer. ZDX can also become the first Acura to come with an all-round Bang and Olufsen audio system, which has the capability of up to 14 distinct amplifying channels. This setup is comprised of 18 speakers, including four of them in the front as well as an underwoofer.

An AcuraWatch safety suite is available in all ZDX models. It will include both rear and front emergency brakes and blind spot monitoring, steering assist, and rear pedestrian warning. Upgrade to the Type S model to unlock AcuraWatch 360+, the brand-new hands-free driver assistance. Akin to the GM Super Cruise or Ford Blue Cruise, AcuraWatch 360+ lets you drive hands-free for up to 400 miles of compatible roads and includes a unique feature: an automatic parking assistant.

The Acura ZDX will begin production in 2020, and customers can buy their automobiles by 2024. The ZDX is priced at “around” $60,000 for the Type S model, and $60,000 for Type S models will cost around $70,000. Type S model will cost $70,000. Compare that with the MDX priced at $51,045, including destination, and costs $67,895. The ZDX is just a few grand more expensive than the gas model.

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