Honda Contemplates Acura Subcompact Crossover
The end of production of Acura’s (NYSE:HMC) peculiar ZDX coupe-ish SUV means that there is an opening on its roster for a compact utility vehicle of some kind, and recent reports indicate that Honda’s luxury brand is thinking about a model based on the Honda Vezel, a newly introduced compact crossover that shares its foundation with the Honda Fit.
The Vezel debuted at the Tokyo Motor Show in November and is scheduled to arrive in U.S. showrooms later this year, though under a different name. Nearly half of the Vezel uses components borrowed from the Fit, including the platform and powertrain, Automotive News reports.
However, Honda is exploring what it would mean to build a corresponding Acura model of the Vezel along the lines of the SUV-X Concept (pictured above) that was introduced at the Shanghai auto show last year.