For a while, it’s been no secret that the Japanese premium carmaker is working on its first all-electric vehicle. Of course, the new model will be a crossover, with a lot of parts shared with Honda Prologue. However, the latest thing we have found out is that there will be a high-performance version as well. The company works on the 2024 Acura ZDX Type S, which will be the most capable variant of the SUV, with more power and other upgrades.
This will be the range-topping model, with plenty of power and all-wheel drive. However, it won’t be just more powerful. It will bring other upgrades as well, in terms of suspension upgrades, bigger brakes and other enhancements. Of course, exclusive styling details are expected as well, which will accentuate the model’s performance nature.
We expect to see the 2024 Acura ZDX Type S by the end of this year.
2024 Acura ZDX Type S Design
In terms of base design characteristics, the 2024 Acura ZDX Type S won’t be much different compared to the standard model. We are about to see the same Prologue-based design. In other words, this will be a classic compact crossover when it comes to proportions. The test mule has been spotted on the road and it shows a similar proportion to Honda’s sibling, though there is no doubt that Acura will implement a lot of its recognizable design philosophy.
Of course, this model will come with all kinds of upgrades. Some of them refer to the new body kit, which will accentuate the model’s performance nature. On the other hand, we also expect to see some mechanical upgrades, particularly in terms of the chassis and suspension setup, as well as bigger brakes and similar things.
On the other hand, we still don’t know much about the interior. The company presented the Precision concept some time ago, but we believe that design is too futuristic for serial production, even for an EV. Therefore, we count on a new design, which will probably follow the latest industry trends and offer a minimalistic layout, with a large infotainment screen and other tech goodies.
When it comes to seating configuration, this model will feature two rows, both spacious and able to accommodate adults with ease. As the battery will be positioned under the floor, passenger space won’t be compromised in any way. The same can be said for the cargo area.
2024 Acura ZDX Type S Powertrain
Of course, this is the most interesting aspect of the 2024 Acura ZDX Type S. It’s no secret that the upcoming Honda and Acura models will use GM’s Ultium battery technology, so the 2024 Acura ZDX Type S won’t be an exception. Most likely, both the battery and electric motors will be shared with the Cadillac Lyriq. This means that base models will probably feature a max output of 340 horsepower.
On the other hand, the 2024 Acura ZDX Type S would come with a dual-motor setup, with a total output of 500 horsepower. Also, we expect it will be paired with a 102-kWh battery pack, which should ensure around 300 miles of range. Besides good autonomy, this battery also features pretty advanced technology in terms of charging, so we count on respectable speeds with the DC fast charger.
2024 Acura ZDX Type S Release Date and Price
According to the latest reports, the 2024 Acura ZDX Type S is in the advanced stage of development and it should hit the market late this year or in early 2024. The officials are still quiet but we expect that this particular version could cost around 75.000 dollars. On the other hand, base ZDX models should go around 60.000 dollars.