Exclusive: HR-V Based Acura New SUV Will Go Turbocharged and Hybrid Powertrain

Back in the 2013 Shanghai auto show, Acura unveiled the SUV-X concept car, which is based on the Honda Vezel/HR-V.


Today we have got confirmation from Acura, which indicates the SUV-X has been green-lighted to go into production. Currently its development is in the last phase, and the exterior/interior design has been finalized. The new Acura compact SUV will be in production next year (2016). Its main target market is China.

The biggest news is there are two powertrain options for this compact SUV:

1. A turbocharged 4-cylinder engine (probably shared with the next generation Honda Civic)

2. A hybrid powertrain with one gasoline engine and two electric motors.

We will report more information once it is available. Meanwhile please enjoy the below Acura SUV-X gallery we have taken in the 2013 Shanghai auto show.

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