Honda has pulled the covers from its Acura-badged SUV-X concept in Shanghai this week, previewing a new small SUV for the luxury marque.
Destined to debut below the larger MDX, the SUV-X is perhaps a first look at Acura's plans for the Chinese market, where the production version will also be manufactured.
"With the hope that our Chinese customers will more closely feel the values offered from Acura, we will begin preparing for the start of the local production," Honda president Takanobu Ito said.
"In China, where dynamic growth continues, both Acura and Honda will keep up our efforts to enhance products and technologies that will offer new joys of mobility to our customers."
The SUV-X continues the styling themes of Acura's newest models, including the recently launched MDX and the upcoming new RLX sedan - a version of which will likely come to Australia as the new Legend.
The carmaker says the new SUV is still around three years from production, meaning Honda's own Urban SUV Concept is likely to beat the luxury model to market.
In Australia, Honda's next new model will be the 2014 Accord sedan, due to launch here early next month (watch for TMR's launch review).
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