2010 Acura ZDX

2010 Acura ZDX

Be prepared: Yet another four-door "coupe" is about ready to be unleashed on the marketplace.

Acura unveiled its ZDX crossover concept at the 2009 New York Auto Show, and now the company has confirmed that it will put the ZDX into production.

The company calls the ZDX a "four-door sports coupe," but the ZDX is essentially a crossover that mixes coupe styling with an SUV ride height--à la BMW's X6. Like the concept that the company displayed in Manhattan in April, the production ZDX will have a panoramic glass roof, hidden rear door handles, and large fender flares.

Power will come from a 3.7-liter V6 that makes an Acura-estimated 300 horsepower.  A 6-speed automatic transmission with steering-wheel mounted paddle shifters will be the sole transmission, and all-wheel drive will be standard, as will 19-inch wheels.

The ZDX will seat five, according to Acura, and it will have a cargo area that can be enlarged to hold bigger objects, such as golf bags. There will also be an underfloor storage area.

ZDX will be offered in three trim levels--base, ZDX with Technology Package, and ZDX with Advanced Package. Standard features will include the panoramic glass, a wireless cell phone link, and a power liftgate. The Technology Package will add a navigation system, rearview camera,  and an uplevel audio system. Buyers who opt for the Advanced Package will get blind-spot monitoring, a collision-avoidance system, and adaptive cruise control.

Acura has not yet released pricing information. The ZDX goes on sale this winter.

[Source: Acura, Jalopnik]