It looks like the brand’s entry-level crossover is about to spread outside the Chinese market if we can trust the latest reports. The subcompact crossover is present for about two years and our reliable source suggest that the new version is about to get a mild update. So far, this model was available in China, but it looks like the company wants to offer it in some other markets too, including North America.
It that happens, there’s a chance to see some tweaks that will make this crossover more suitable for the new market. This could mean various kinds of modifications, including a new engine. Also, changes inside the cabin are possible as well. In any case, the new 2019 CDX should receive mild visual changes. It will arrive by the end of the year.
2019 Acura CDX Changes
Speaking of the 2019 Acura CDX changes, we don’t expect anything significant. This is a very fresh model that came two years ago, along with Honda HR-V. Two models have a lot in common. They share most of the mechanics, including chassis, suspension and much more. On the other side, each model comes with its own styling, though it’s not hard to notice big similarities when it comes to overall shape. Considering that the next-year HR-V is about to come up with some subtle changes, we can expect the same from the 2019 Acura CDX. This would mean some interesting tweaks to the front end, mostly in terms of grille and front fascia. Rest of the crossover should remain the same. Of course, expect novelties in terms of colors and wheels design.
Will 2019 Acura CDX come with changes on the inside?
This model was designed for the Chinese market, so further expansion could include various upgrades inside the cabin. Considering that China is still a developing market, North American models would probably come with much more standard equipment. Also, some changes in terms of materials quality are possible as well. Other than that, the 2019 Acura CDX should continue in the same way, no matter the market.
Speaking of the practicality, this model is pretty close to the HR-V. It features the same wheelbase, so you can expect similar dimension inside the cabin. This would mean similar figures in terms of leg and headroom, cargo space etc. As well already mentioned, the North American version would probably come with more equipment, which would include more safety features as well.
Which safety features will be in the offer for the 2019 Acura CDX?
We are pretty sure that the new 2019 Acura CDX would feature more safety systems than the HR-V. In practice, that would mean that the new model will be available even with things like adaptive cruise control, pre-collision braking, automatic high beams, reverse automatic braking etc.
2019 Acura CDX Engine
The Chinese version of this crossover will continue with a familiar 1.5-liter unit, which is good for about 180 horsepower. It comes in pair with a new 8-speed automatic transmission. Such amount of power is enough to provide 0-60 sprint in about 8 seconds.
On the other side, the North American 2019 Acura CDX would probably come with slightly more power. Some of the possibilities are to see the same engine, but in a version that powers Honda Civic Si, which is good for about 205 horsepower.
2019 Acura CDX Release Date and Price
When it’s about Chinese version, the 2019 Acura CDX will continue in the same way, so we expect to see it late in the year. On the other side, the North American version is yet to be confirmed, so we can’t tell anything more precise at the moment. In China, the base model goes around 33.000 dollars.