Acura will start pricing for its new 2010 ZDX five-door hatchback at $46,305, including delivery charges.
The vehicle, based on Acura’s MDX crossover platform, goes on sale Dec. 15, American Honda Motor Co. said today in a statement. The ZDX weighs about 110 pounds less than the MDX and has less rear-seat and cargo room.
It sports a glass moonroof that covers the entirety of the vehicle’s top, along with Acura’s first six-speed automatic transmission, mated to a 300-hp, 3.7-liter V-6 engine and all-wheel drive.
The ZDX offers two trim levels above the standard version. The “technology package” starts at $50,805 and adds features like an upgraded sound system, a navigation system, real-time traffic and weather tracking and a multi-view rear camera.
The “advance package,” which retails from $56,855, includes all of the features in the technology package and a blind-spot alert system, crash-prevention braking, adaptive cruise control and heated seats.
Acura is suffering through its fourth straight year of declining U.S. demand. Its 86,379 sales through October were down 31 percent from year-earlier levels. The ZDX sales target is 10 percent of MDX sales, or about 6,000 units in a non-recessionary year.
Mark Rechtin and Jason Stein contributed to this report.