Acura CDX: Luxury HR-V with 1.5L turbo could be sold in USA

The Acura CDX, the luxury version of the Honda HR-V (Vezel in Japan), could be sold in the USA as a competitor to the Mercedes-Benz GLA and BMW X1.

Jon Ikdea, vice president of Acura, told WardsAuto, “It’s a model that interests a lot of our people, so we have our R&D guys looking into the possibility.”

Ikeda said it “is not as simple as just shipping it over here” due to different regulations between the US and China.

The CDX is based on the HR-V/Vezel, but has a different body, and a 1.5-liter turbo 4-cylinder with an 8-speed dual clutch transmission, where the HR-V/Vezel has a 1.5-liter or 1.8-liter with a CVT.

Source: WardsAuto

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