The 2016 Acura RDX

Honda trademarks “CDX” for what could be Acura’s newest SUV

Acura, Honda’s luxury brand for overseas, could be launching their newest SUV fairly soon. According to the website of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Honda registered “CDX” as a trademark name in February.

This CDX is very likely going to be Acura’s newest sport utility vehicle as they currently have a couple of SUVs with similar names called the MDX and RDX available for the US market.

So if Acura released the CDX, what kind of SUV would it be? As the MDX is a full-size model and the RDX is mid-sized, the CDX will probably become their entry-level compact SUV.

It’s highly possible that Acura will enter the premium brand category of entry-level SUVs and compete against the Mercedes Benz GLA, BMW X1, and the Audi Q3.

There are also reports that this Acura CDX could be based on the Honda Vezel.

(Translated by Travis Yamabata)