Acura’s GM-based electric crossover may be called ADX

The nameplate appeared in a trademark filing

Acura’s version of Honda’s General Motors-based electrical crossover will certainly usher in the ADX nameplate, according to a current record. While nothing is official, the USA Patent and Hallmark Office recently provided the Japanese company the rights to the name.

Detected by Automobile & Driver, the trademark application was filed by Honda on December 22, 2021, as well as approved 3 days later. Absolutely nothing recommends it’s for a Honda, however a model called ADX would certainly slot nicely into the Acura array, which likewise consists of the MDX as well as the RDX.

The declaring asks a lot more questions than it addresses. What’s an Acura ADX? One opportunity is that the nameplate might appear on Acura’s version of the Honda Prologue, which is due out for the 2024 model year. It will certainly be based on a GM-designed system, and it will be powered by the same Ultium battery innovation found under the Cadillac Lyriq, to name a few EVs. We know it will spawn an Acura, as well.

It is very important to note that absolutely nothing in the filing discusses an electrical powertrain. Acura’s range just consists of 2 crossovers, which is much below the market average (Lexus has 5 crossovers and SUVs; even Lincoln has four) so the ADX name could wind up on a non-electric addition to the variety. The line-up could expand in a variety of directions as well as most of its dealers are requesting for larger as well as small people-movers.

As we’ve claimed in the past, a license or a hallmark filing is not a guarantee that an attribute or a nameplate will certainly see the light that waits for at the end of a production line. Carmakers regularly shield their intellectual property to ensure that it does not end up in the hands of a rival. Although there’s no such point as an Acura ADX– at the very least not yet– the name falls in line with the company’s calling system. Visualize the confusion that would certainly occur if, claim, Lexus launched a crossover called ADX that was aimed straight at the 355-horsepower Acura MDX Type S.

Acura hasn’t commented on the record, as well as it hasn’t disclosed what its Honda and General Motors-derived version will certainly be called.