Acura has announced plans to phase out the slow-selling ZDX.
Originally conceived as a sporty crossover that could battle the BMW X6, the ZDX's questionable styling hampered sales as the company struggled to move 1,564 units in the United States last year. Despite the meager sales, Acura says the model was killed because the redesigned MDX is just around the corner.
We're not buying the company's explanation, because they could have offered a second-generation model, but at least the ZDX will go out with a minor facelift that includes new bumpers, a revised grille and restyled wheels.
Interior changes are limited, but the model comes nicely equipped with heated / ventilated front seats, GPS navigation and a 435-watt surround sound system. The crossover also has front and rear parking sensors, power folding side mirrors and Forward Collision Warning (FCW) / Lane Departure Warning (LDW) systems.
Power is provided by a 3.7-liter V6 engine that develops 300 bhp (224 kW) and 270 lb-ft (366 Nm) of torque. It is connected to a six-speed automatic transmission which enables the model to return up to 16 mpg city / 23 mpg highway (US).
The 2013 Acura ZDX will go on sale on October 19th and pricing starts at $50,920.