This Is Your First Look At The All-Electric Acura ZDX Type S

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Acura's revived ZDX no longer looks like a coupe on stilts.

This summer, Acura announced it would revive the ZDX nameplate for a new luxury EV that would spawn a performance Type S variant. The Acura ZDX won't arrive until 2024, but testing is already underway, so Acura decided to give us an early look at the development prototype. It may be covered in a bespoke "Type S" camouflage wrap, but this is still our best look at Acura's upcoming EV. The vehicle was designed at the Acura Design Studio in Southern California, inspired by the Precision EV Concept that debuted at Monterey Car Week.

Acura didn't publish any additional specifications, but this new ZDX looks much larger than the model that went out of production in 2013. The original ZDX was short-lived, lasting four models years before being discontinued.

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Whereas the first ZDX shared much in common with the Acura MDX and Honda Pilot, this new model is being co-developed with General Motors using the American automaker's Ultium platform and batteries. Judging by these new photos, the ZDX is likely a two-row mid-size crossover that's similar in size to the Chevrolet Blazer EV. This means the ZDX EV should provide a lot more interior space than the out gas-powered model.

We will have to wait for Acura to share more details next year, but the ZDX should include specs that are similar to the Blazer. The flagship Blazer SS model produces 557 horsepower and 648 lb-ft of torque from two electric motors, which sounds like a suitable number for the ZDX Type S.

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Acura will officially reveal the 2024 ZDX and ZDX Type S next year in 2023 before going on sale in 2024. After that, the company will introduce new EVs in 2026 based on an in-house global e:Architecture. It may be a while before the ZDX becomes available, but based on this first look, it might be worth the wait. Let's just hope the performance and the range holds up to the competition by 2024.

As for the Type S sub-brand, this is the second new model teased in recent weeks, with an Integra Type S now officially confirmed recently as well. They will join the modern hierarchy that includes the NSX Type S, MDX Type S, and TLX Type S.

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