AT LAST week’s Monterey Car Week, Acura introduced its first electric car, the Acura ZDX EV. The Acura ZDX was introduced as a large Acura electric car which is closely related to the Honda Prologue electric car.

Like the Prologue, the Acura ZDX was developed based on Ultium battery technology from General Motors. So the ZDX is not only related to the Prologue but also the Cadillac Lyriq and Chevrolet Blazer EV.

According to Emile Korkor, Assistant Vice President of Acura, said the arrival of the latest ZDX is an exciting moment for the Acura brand. It signals our transition to a zero emission future and demonstrates our commitment to Precision Crafted Performance in the electrification era.

“Acura ensures that the new rival car, the Kia EV9 and Rivian R1S, will greet consumers next year. Honda’s luxury brand in America also confirmed that the ZDX will be available in two variants,” added Korkor.

First is the ZDX A-Spec which gets one rear-wheel drive electric motor and the option of two all-wheel motors. For the rear-wheel version, the Acura ZDX A-Spec electric motor is said to have 340 hp power.

Meanwhile, for consumers looking for performance, there is the ZDX Type S which comes standard with all-wheel drive. Having two electric motors, the ZDX Type S is claimed to have a combined power of up to 500 hp.

Unfortunately Acura still hasn’t mentioned the torque of the ZDX electric motor either for A-Spec or Type S. Another ZDX fact that has been revealed is the Ultium battery which has a capacity of 102 kWh. Acura claims the ZDX A-Spec has a range of up to 523 kilometers while the ZDX Type S is up to 463 kilometers. [antaranews/photo special]