Initial details of the 2010 Acura ZDX have been announced. The vehicle has a 3.7-litre V6 with 300hp, four doors and space for five adults. It also stands tall but features a coupe-like shape. Prices to be released later.

A new Acura model will go on sale in the North American region this coming winter. The 2010 ZDX is a four-door coupe which has an elevated position and can sit up to five adults. It also comes with extra utility capabilities such as expandable storage facilities and additional hidden storage compartments.

Based on the prototype ZDX which was shown at the 2009 New York Auto Show, the production version has that sloping rear end, bold fender flares, a panoramic glass roof and hidden rear door handles. Standard wheels are 19-inch 7-spoke alloys which happen to be the largest standard rims in the Acura range.

Power will be sourced from the 3.7-litre naturally aspirated V6 engine that generates 221kW (300hp) and maximum torque of 366Nm (270 lb-ft). Selecting the gears is a 6-speed automatic that comes with steering wheel-mounted paddles for quick changes. Acura's Super Handling All-Wheel-Drive (SH-AWD) system is standard with all ZDX models.

In the range are three levels of trim; a ZDX, a ZDX with Technology Package and the ultra premium ZDX with Advance Package. They all offer a hand-stitched leather dash, Bluetooth connectivity, a USB audio interface, an iPod connection and a CD player. Upwards of the range features that reflect a higher level of trim and price like satellite navigation, a new multi-view rear camera and adaptive cruise control are factored in.

Acura will announce all details pertaining to cost closer to when the car is launched. However, it will be priced and positioned between the MDX luxury SUV and the RL luxury sedan.


Gallery: 2010 Acura ZDX revealed with initial details