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How big is the market for a jacked-up car-based that has a steeper, less practical shape? Not very, apparently.
The Acura ZDX is a luxury vehicle with the styling of a sport coupe, the everyday drivability of a family sedan, and the versatility and capabilities of an SUV.
Acura's aggressive "keen edge" beak-like front fascia design, launched in mid-2008 with the 2009 TL, is a love-it-or-hate-it look. And oh, how it was hated. That styling is the single most-cited reason shoppers walked away from the brand.
The Acura ZDX press drive's going on in Manhattan today. We'll have more on that later. For the moment, feast your eyes on the mega-gallery of brown metal flesh — and the nicest Acura interior ever — below the jump.
Well into the second century of the automobile, new vehicles can't help but be a portmanteau of earlier designs. Even those that believe they're a new segment. Let’s see some of the recently-revealed Acura ZDX’s forefathers.
This latest batch of photos of the 2010 Acura ZDX shows Honda is ready to go "all in" on the bet the premium/near-premium buyer wants to move away from SUVs and towards category-shattering crossovers. Gah!
If you like fugly-monster styling and expensive uber-niche crossovers, you'll be excited to hear the 2010 Acura ZDX has gotten details to go along with this lot of production intent images. Be afraid.