Honda has announced an all-new Acura crossover that will officially debut later this year. Upon release, this vehicle could serve as a rival to the Cadillac XT4.
Positioned as an entry-level offering alongside the Acura Integra, this upcoming crossover would be slotted below the compact Acura RDX. As a potential subcompact crossover, this new Acura crossover would stand as a more-direct rival to the XT4 as compared to the RDX.
“In 2023, we were finally able to meet the pent-up demand for our products with both brands rebounding and American Honda finishing the year up over 30 percent,” America Honda Sales Senior Vice President Mamadou Diallo claimed in a prepared statement. “We projected a strong recovery, and we achieved that. This year we will continue to capitalize on hybrid models and light trucks as we begin sales of our first high volume BEV models. Along with a continued investment in our ICE products, we are anticipating increased annual sales for both Honda and Acura in 2024.”
It’s worth noting that this potential crossover could wear the Acura CDX nameplate, which last appeared on a subcompact model sold in the Chinese market from 2016 to 2022.
As a reminder, the Cadillac XT4 received a mid-cycle refresh for the 2024 model year that featured a revised front fascia, an overhauled interior, and the addition of several tech goodies. Three new paint colors were added as well, including Emerald Lake Metallic, Midnight Sky Metallic and Deep Sea Metallic.
In regard to drivetrain specifications, the Caddy luxury crossover is powered by the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY gasoline engine, rated at 235 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, while output is routed through the GM nine-speed automatic transmission. FWD is standard and AWD is optional.