There is some great news for SUV fans, the 2024 Acura ADX is about to roll in. The Japanese manufacturer is about to jump head first into electric vehicle manufacturing. They will get help from General Motors and will be using the latest Ultium platform. This also means the batteries will be borrowed and tested. There isn’t a whole lot of information about the upcoming ADX, but we know Acura filed a trademark for it. Ultium platform works with several different powertrain options so that is good to know. Vehicles made by Acura are usually on the sporty side. This means we probably won’t be getting the classic front wheel drive and long range.
Instead we might get a dual or triple electric motor unit. Something similar to what Tesla did with their Cybertruck. On paper with three electric motors, a SUV would have enough power and torque to tackle any obstacle. Expect to see a luxurious interior from Acura designers with all the latest technologies. On the outside a sleek and modern design. Acura has always looked like a luxury vehicle. We will see what kind of changes the EV platform brings. It will be interesting to see what powertrain options are there.
Let’s read in more detail about the upcoming ADX.
2024 Acura ADX Design
The exterior of the 2024 Acura ADX doesn’t look any less spectacular than the rest of it. It has a sleek and modern design. Very few angles and a lot of curves. This gives it a very aerodynamic look which improves ergonomics and handling. Wind drag is decreased and by that we get better fuel economy. Wheels are standard 19 inches with sharp looking lightweight rims. We don’t expect an off-roading trim so tires are on the slimmer side.
Bumpers almost fit completely into the design and they can’t be distinguished from the rest of the body. Headlights are linear and extended. There might be a unified LED bar above the Acura logo. There isn’t mesh for air intakes, since this is an EV and doesn’t need air intakes. This means we get extra cargo space under the hood.
On the inside we can expect a luxurious cabin. The 2024 Acura ADX figures to continue the trend of Acura’s interiors. They are all made with luxury materials and designed in a modern way. Hence the heftier price for the crossover SUV. For upholstery we get the choice of high quality leather and fabric. Contrast stitching is present and there are even multiple colors for the interior. Heated and ventilated seats are a must, based on the price we might even get a massaging feature.
It will be able to seat five people without the third row possibility. Infotainment is standard with standard connectivity. Hopefully the touchscreen isn’t too small, perhaps 13 inches would be enough. Dashboards should be digital per reports. This enables for easier tracking of information. Standard safety features will be present, but we are all waiting for a hands free driving option.
2024 Acura ADX Powertrain
This model of the Acura is also dubbed ZDX sometimes. The Z letter stands for zero emissions. This is just another clue that this SUV will be sold as an electric variant only. There are no official announcements about the powertrain options for the 2024 Acura ADX. There are some speculations obviously and some clues that make it easier to guess what the final product might look like. The factory that is supposed to start with the production of the ADX also has another vehicle on their plan. It is the Cadillac Lyriq, which is its platform sibling.
So based on that we will probably get rear and all wheel driving. With the powertrain count somewhere between 350 and 500 horsepower. There are also plans to make a Type S of the vehicle which will be sold as an all wheel drive only variant. Obviously with more horsepower than other versions. There are several options for the number of electric motors for the ADX. The most common is a single motor unit.
We predict that the ADX will run on at least two motors, perhaps even a tri motor setup. This would give it immense power and torque. On the other hand it will have a dedicated motor for each of the axles. Having multiple motors means that they share the load and stress and will last longer. It will be interesting to see which technology will Acura use, the most probable choice would be Ultium. This is a proven and amazing electric vehicle technology that many manufacturers tend to use.
New platform for the Acura SUV is possible. Simply because it needs to be accommodated to carry the load of batteries and other components. This means that everything will be under the cabin to improve handling and stability while driving. A battery pack of 150 kWh or 200 would be more than enough. ADX is not a huge SUV, its a crossover and it doesn’t need too much power to move. Fast charging options should be present along with peer to peer charging. This enables ADX drivers to borrow power from fellow EV drivers. Having the option to charge for 10 minutes and go extra 100 miles is amazing. This would future proof the vehicle and help with Acura’s idea of a fully green fleet.
Currently the 2024 Acura ADX doesn’t have fuel spending specifications. But since it shares a lot with Cadillac Lyriq, we can guess that its fuel economy will be around 90mpg in the city and around 80 on the highway.
Price and Release Date
We don’t expect to see the 2024 Acura ADX sooner than summer of 2023. The starting price will be probably around $55,000 for the base trim. Technology trim will be around $58000, A-Spec will go for $60,000 and Advance for $65,000.