Honda is reported to have registered a trademark for “CDX” in the US Patent and Trademark Office on February 11. Acura, Honda’s luxury division, uses the names ending with “DX” for its crossovers and SUVs, and this “CDX” could very well be the name for its compact crossover – likely to be a rebuilt Honda HR-V.
The Acura-badged HR-V’s exterior and interior can be expected to be like other Acura vehicles. Equipment level would also be bumped up for more comfort, safety and luxury. Like the HR-V, the CDX should also be powered by a 1.8-liter i-VTEC engine that produces 138 hp and 172 Nm of torque.
The compact crossover is one of the hottest segments currently, even in the case of premium brands. Infiniti, Acura’s close rival, Infiniti, will also enter the new compact crossover with a car based on the QX30 Concept which will be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show.