Honda announces looming end of ZDX model production in
Honda Canada announced this morning that 2013 will be the final model
year for its Acura ZDX crossover vehicle built in Alliston.
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2013 Acura ZDX crossover will be the final model year as Honda
announced it will discontinue its production in Alliston.
It will cease production in conjuction with the pending transfer of the
Acura MDX to its plant in Lincoln, Alabama early next year. Both brands
are currently built on the same platform.
The production change was mentioned in the same press release that
announced the 2013 ZDX will debut "several new features, including a
redesigned front grille, front and
rear parking sensors, power folding side mirrors and safety features
such as Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and Lane Departure Warning
(LDW)." It will go on sale in Canada on Nov. 6, and carry a MSRP of
Acura ZDX crossover vehicle was introduced in 2009, but has not been a
big seller. in 2010, 3,259 ZDX's were sold in the U.S and in 2011 that
dropped to 1,564.
"We are refining the product lineup based on the Acura brand direction
with a focus on flagship and core models like the recently redesigned
RDX and the upcoming all-new RLX sedan," said Alexandre Roger,
assistant vice president, Acura Canada. "By continuing to provide the
ideal balance of performance, technology and fuel economy that is right
for each product, we will continue to advance the Acura lineup and
provide Canadians with a unique driving experience that is active and
There will be no impact to HCM's daily production volumes as the gaps
left by the loss of the two Acura brands will be filled by increased
production of Civic/CR-Vs.