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 Date: April 08, 2009 11:00
 Submitted by:  JeffX
 Source: Acura PR
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Provocative Four-Door Sports Coupe Goes On-Sale This Fall

NEW YORK, April 8, 2009 – A prototype of the provocative Acura ZDX luxury four-door sports coupe made its world debut at the New York International Auto Show today. The production version of the dramatically styled prototype goes on-sale in the fall of 2009. The segment bending ZDX features stunning coupe-like styling with the added benefit of a commanding presence and flexibility utility.

“The ZDX is truly a luxury performance coupe – plus,” said Jeff Conrad, vice president of Acura sales. “The emotional coupe styling coupled with a luxurious and dramatic interior and surprising versatility, allows the ZDX to define its own segment and attract an entirely new customer.”

The ZDX is designed to break new ground for Acura in the areas of provocative styling, contemporary luxury and meticulous refinement. With its sensuous curves, sharply raked roofline and bold fender flares, the ZDX blurs the distinction between coupe, sedan and sport utility vehicle. Clean, flowing lines start from the headlights and run the length of the car, accentuating the cars presence and grace. In keeping with the coupe-inspired styling, the rear door handles are cleverly concealed in the C-pillar. The all-glass tailgate opens wide to reveal a highly functional cargo space with integrated under-floor storage. The prototype is finished off with stylish dual chrome exhaust outlets and 9-spoke machined wheels fitted with 20-inch Michelin tires.

“From the very first sketch of the ZDX, I wanted to create an emotional vehicle that challenged conventional thinking of what a sports coupe should be,” said Michelle Christensen, ZDX exterior designer. “My goal was to create a strikingly beautiful exterior, and use that attraction to help draw you into the rich interior.”

Inside, the ZDX exudes modern luxury while focusing on pampering the front passengers. The cabin is enveloped in leather, which gives the interior a luxurious and inviting feel. The hand-stitched leather dash and instrument panel sweep down to form a dual cockpit layout, creating a personal and intimate experience for the front seat occupants. The premium leather seats are highly bolstered to support the passengers during sporty driving and at the same time provide comfort during a long getaway. A black monochromatic center stack leads to the textured metallic center console, which complements the black and pearl white leather trim. The thick leather wrapped steering wheel provides ample grip and is framed by racing-inspired paddle shifters for the ultimate in driver control. The cabin is enclosed by a panoramic glass roof which runs the entire length of the vehicle, providing occupants with a breathtaking view of the world around them.

The production ZDX will bring a new level of prestige and sophistication when it arrives at Acura dealerships in the fall, offering the latest advancements in performance, technology and safety. The ZDX will deliver sports sedan performance on the road with its powerful V-6 engine mated to an all-new, smooth shifting 6-speed automatic transmission. The potent powertrain will be coupled with Acura’s exclusive Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) system, giving the ZDX outstanding handling and cornering capabilities in all-weather conditions.

In typical Acura fashion, the ZDX will be available with the latest in customer enhancing technologies and advanced safety features including an all-new blind spot information system, which will help drivers change lanes more confidently. A new multi-view rear camera makes parking even easier with the added enhancement of both a wide angle and top down view. Acura signature technologies like Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition™, AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic and Weather™, Acura/ELS Surround® premium audio system and Bluetooth® connectivity will also be available on the all-new model.

The ZDX represents the next step for Acura in its advancement to becoming one of the top luxury brands and makes a clear statement toward the future of the brand.

ZDX Prototype Dimensions:
Length: 192.4 inches
Width: 78.5 inches
Height: 61.8 inches
Wheelbase: 108.2 inches
Wheel/tire: 9-spoke custom alloy wheels with Michelin Latitude HP 275/40ZR 20 tires
Powertrain: All-aluminum VTEC® V-6, all-new 6-speed automatic transmission with Sequential SportShift and Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) Seating capacity: 5-passenger

Last edited by JeffX on April 07, 2009 20:53

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gfos 7
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AE92 33
02MDX&05TSX 15
  Competitor - BMW 5 Gran Turismo
xsr 8
  Photoshop of the front grill
93RedCivicSi 0
  More like a 5 series Grand Turismo than an X6
dominik331 0
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duncan 2
  Interior Unrivaled
inversereality 1
  acura please come back to reality
racy lude 91
  6 spd Auto
BamaFlum 40
  The features will sell the ZDX, they sytling will set it apart
AE92 5
  Why do some of you think this is the first "Tier 1" vehicle from Acura? It's not.
Harvey Jr 2
  Why this vehicle first?
Varmint 1
  Why another CUV?
Varmint 1
  Who cares about performance CUVs?
Varmint 2
  I LIKE it
jbkingjr 39
  total bust!
  Some photoshops...
siegen 16
  A bit too feminine?
CivicB18 12
  Designed By A Woman?!?!
DevilMayCry 19
  Numerous Pictures & Videos of ZDX
Mike Freitas 0
  Size of ZDX compared to Acura TL
nowakj66 1
  What, they think we're blind?
ted k 1
s82a84 0
  Acura Venza?!?!
2007RC46SP2 3
  Will it fit in a 2 car garage?
civicw 6
  Design + and -
Honda Fan 0
  Accord Coupe with hatch and AWD.
accord1989 0
  New Integra
Spearsoft 1
  Design of this car began at least 3 years ago.....
Hondarulez 5
  Sports 4 Comparison
Spearsoft 4
  Awesome Interior!
Ammo 26
  Where are the rear door handles?
papapoly 6
  Drilled rotors?
NickDC5 4
  Wont sell...
toddysan 10
  The designer needs a dictionary
Chris_6MT 6
  How heavy is this?
tigersabre 2
  Aluminum Engine
Spearsoft 3
  Nitpicking the details
80honda 8
  I liked it better when I couldn't see it
Honda Nut 4
  Like the tail lights, dont like the lower trim
Tyson 1
  Dimensions compared to MDX
Ammo 2
  Edmunds has a view of the grill
  Emotional Coupe? Yup, the front overhang makes me feel sad.
Karl O. 2
  It's bigger then I thought !
  Production details in teaser shots?
mwg281 4
  Chicks will buy it.
starbai 0
  just what I was waiting for
mike w 0
aznxthuggie 0
  Found the rear door handle. =p
Powered by Honda 1
  Looked better in the dark
creativeguy 3
  All details are on Acura site !
Ammo 4
  Advanced Ventilated Seats
TSX69 4
  Wow, finally a nice design!
Tommy3 1
  Which V6 are they using?
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