Following a few spy pictures the Acura ZDX four-door sport coupe will finally be shown live at the 2009 New York International Auto Show. Market deliveries will start this coming fall.

Acura has announced that a prototype of the upcoming ZDX crossover vehicle will be exhibited at the 2009 New York International Auto Show next month. The ZDX is quite muscular in appearance, has four doors and sits four passengers like a coupe. The rear door handles are hidden, which reinforces the idea of a coupe design.

"The ZDX prototype is unlike anything you have ever seen before from Acura," said Acura Sales vice president Jeff Conrad. "The prototype showcases a new level of luxury, style and refinement for Acura and speaks volumes towards our commitment to advancing the brand."

The ZDX has been spied a few times since 2008. It will be a rival to the BMW X6 Sport Activity Coupe. Acura expects the production version of the car to bring a new level of sophistication and prestige for the brand. Several technological, performance and safety advancements are to be part of the complete ZDX package.

Powertrain details are not so clear at the moment but a strong possibility is Acura's existing 3.7-litre V6 engine that makes 300hp (221kW) and 373Nm of torque. The high-riding vehicle will probably use the SH-AWD (Super Handling All-Wheel Drive) system from the Honda Motor Group. Sales begin this coming fall (autumn).


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