In August 2023, the Honda Motor Company finally pulled the cover off the 2024 Acura ZDX, which will serve as an all-new all-electric crossover co-developed with General Motors. We’ve previously captured several ZDX prototypes covered in extensive camouflage, but today, our spy photographers have captured a 2024 ZDX testing out in the wild in very minimal disguise.
As covered by GM Authority sister site Motrolix, this ZDX unit is the closest to a production-ready unit we’ve seen thus far, and features hardly any camouflage aside from a black-and-white section on the lower front fascia. As such, the vast majority of the upcoming EV is clearly on display.
Starting at the front, this prototype features LED lighting elements that follow the body lines created by the hood. Of course, as an electric vehicle, there’s no need for a typical front grille, so a diamond-shaped trim piece is mounted front-and-center, underlined by an aggressively shaped lower bumper section incorporating the vehicle’s cooling system grille.
Moving around to the side, this ZDX example is riding on a set of large alloy wheels with six split spokes and a flashy silver finish. The sideview mirror housings are finished in black, while the rearmost pillar is also blacked-out. Notably, the door handles are body-colored.
Out back, the taillights are oriented in a horizontal fashion, stretching from the rear hatch onto the rear fenders. In addition, the lower section of the rear bumper is finished in black.
It’s worth noting that this prototype draws much inspiration from the Acura Prevision EV Concept that debuted last year.
As a reminder, The General and Honda formed a strategic alliance way back in 2020 intended to drive the co-development of common vehicle platforms. As such, the upcoming Honda Prologue and Acura ZDX will feature GM Ultium battery and GM Ultium Drive motor technologies, and ride on the GM BEV3 platform.
Production of the Acura ZDX is expected to take place alongside the Cadillac Lyriq at the GM Spring Hill plant in Tennessee, while the Honda Prologue will be built at the GM Ramos Arizpe plant in Mexico, alongside the Chevy Blazer EV and Chevy Equinox EV.