Acura Teases 2024 ZDX Type S as ‘Performance for the Electrified Era’

Acura recently announced that the ZDX would return next year as the brand’s first full-electric model, and today, it released the first images of it. Well, more specifically, they’re images of the car in full camouflage, but we’ll take what we can get. What’s more interesting is that a ZDX Type S model is in the work as well. According to the Japanese automaker, the Type S will provide “performance for the electrified era.”

2024 Acura ZDX Prototype front
2024 Acura ZDX Prototype | Acura

The details on the 2024 Acura ZDX Type S are non-existent, but the car looks promising

2024 Acura ZDX Prototype side
2024 Acura ZDX Prototype | Acura

Unfortunately, Acura has not released any further details on the 2024 ZDX or its Type S variant. However, we are pleased that the images of the prototype show that it will have the same proportions as the Acura Precision EV concept that was shown at Monterey Car Week. As CNET reports, the ZDX may not look exactly the same as the concept, though.

Looking closely at the photos, it looks like the forthcoming ZDX will share a few styling elements with the RDX and MDX. That would make sense considering the ZDX is supposed to slot in between those two models. It doesn’t look like we can expect the new ZDX to carry any styling elements from the last iteration either. By the looks of it, the 2024 model will have a more traditional upright SUV stature as opposed to the low-slung coupe architecture that the last one had.

The Acura ZDX will ride on a platform that’s co-developed with GM

2024 Acura ZDX Prototype rear view
2024 Acura ZDX Prototype | Acura

Cross-manufacturing is nothing new these days, and neither GM nor Acura are strangers to it. After all, we did see an Acura/Isuzu cross-platform agreement in the late 90s, so anything is possible. That said, the 2024 Acura ZDX is slated to ride on an EV platform co-developed with GM and will be powered by the brand’s Ultium battery technology.

What will the ZDX Type S include?

A far shot of the 2024 Acura ZDX Prototype
2024 Acura ZDX Prototype | Acura
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Although we have no word on what the 2024 Acura ZDX Type S will entail, we have our speculations. First, it will likely come with a larger and more powerful battery pack to provide more juice to the electric motor. Second, it will most likely have a dual-motor setup to motivate all four wheels in an efficient yet sporty manner.

Lastly, we expect that the ZDX Type S will come with an adaptive suspension – like the one we tested on the 2022 MDX Type S. That suspension setup did well in providing a comfortable ride in the normal modes, but it stiffened up well in the sportier modes, giving the car a far more stable ride during heavy cornering.

Lastly, we’re sure that there will be an accompanying Alcantara and leather interior with “Type S” badges to fit the whole motif. But alas, it looks like we’ll have to wait until next year when Acura officially reveals the ZDX and the ZDX Type S. Until then, have fun going crossed-eyed while staring at the camouflaged car in these pictures.