The Acura ADX is rumored to be the brand's first 100%-electric vehicle. According to speculation from Car and Driver, a trademark filing for the ADX could point to the luxury brand's counterpart to the upcoming Honda Prologue. Both vehicles are expected to be the result of a new partnership with General Motors.
While it's unclear what the ADX will look like or what EV specs we should expect, we do know that parent company Honda will leverage GM's new Ultium battery technology. If the ADX goes into production with battery specs similar to the Cadillac Lyriq SUV, this could result in a range of over 300 miles.
In the case of the Honda Prologue, availability will be limited to California and other zero-emissions states. If this ends up being the case with the ADX, this could create a disadvantage compared to traditional gas vehicles. Sadly, regional availability remains limited on a number of other electric cars.
If the ADX enters production, it could face competition from the latest generation of EVs from luxury brands like BMW. For example, the BMW iX boasts a futuristic look with a range of about 300 miles. Meanwhile, Audi already sells the e-tron SUV and will soon introduce the smaller Q4 e-tron crossover.
In terms of electrification, Acura says it will skip hybrids in favor of EVs. Although the range-topping NSX coupe is a plug-in hybrid, the addition of a fully-electric SUV could help bring the brand into closer competition with its rivals. We'll have to wait for official details to emerge at a later date.
Stay tuned for updates as they become available.
Source: Car and Driver
Pictured: 2022 Acura RDX