2024 Acura ZDX Electric Crossover To Get Type S Variant1
Acura has just confirmed that the upcoming 2024 Acura ZDX EV crossover, which is based on GM’s Ultium battery and Ultium Drive motor technology, will get a Type S variant.
Not many details about this high-performance model are known, besides the fact that the Type S will feature many styling cues seen on Acura’s Precision EV Concept, and that the 2024 ZDX and ZDX Type S will be officially unveiled sometime in the 2023 calendar year.
As far as horsepower numbers go, Acura didn’t provide any info. However, the Cadillac Lyriq, which will end up being the Acura ZDX’s main rival, boasts 500 horsepower and 450 pound-feet of torque in North American specification. As such, we expect the ZDX’s output to be in this ballpark.
Additionally, the Blazer EV SS, an indirect rival to the ZDX also based on Ultium tech, will be available with 557 horsepower and 648 pound-feet of torque.
As a reminder, Honda and GM formally announced the formation of a strategic alliance back in 2020, indicating a collaboration covering several North American segments, as well as the sharing of common vehicle platforms. This sharing is set to include both electric and ICE vehicle platforms.
Recently, GM Authority captured photographs of a ZDX undergoing testing on public streets alongside a Cadillac Lyriq Sport. The two all-electric crossovers were followed by a convoy of Ultium-based vehicles, including a Honda Prologue EV, Chevy Blazer EV, GMC Hummer EV Pickup and GMC Hummer EV SUV. This, along with the proximity of the testing to GM’s Milford Proving Ground, provides more evidence that GM is handling the bulk of the development for the Ultium-based Honda vehicles.
Reports indicate that GM will build the Honda Prologue at its Ramos Arizpe plant in Mexico and the Acura ZDX at the GM Spring Hill plant in Tennessee.
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