wooq · 2021-02-10 0

New Acura to be built in Alliston

A new luxury vehicle is going to be made at Honda of Canada Manufacturing’s plants

"It looks like it is going to be a spectacular vehicle that we will be proud to be producing," said Colin Fisher spokesperson for Alliston’s Honda plants. "HCM is quite proud that it has been the introducing factory of a number of new vehicles."

Fisher said the company isn’t yet releasing how the new vehicle will affect the local plant’s production numbers. During the past four months, production in Alliston has been repeatedly scaled back.

Fisher said that production on the ZDX will likely begin by summer or early fall.

The Alliston Honda plant already produces the CSX sedan and MDX sport utility vehicle.

The new ZDX is designed to be the next step in the company’s luxury line, complete with high performance and comfort. The all-wheel drive, six-cylinder vehicle will include a rear camera to make parking easier, a navigation system and leather seats and trim.

"The new Acura ZDX is designed to be a luxury performance coupe, plus," said Jerry Chenkin, executive vice president of Honda Canada Inc. "The dynamic coupe styling combined with a luxurious and dramatic interior and surprising versatility, will allow the ZDX to define its own segment and attract a new customer to the Acura brand."

The announcement was made at the New York International Auto Show.