Honda and its upmarket arm, Acura, each will unveil a concept vehicle at the Shanghai auto show. As is the current trend, the images the brands provided are highly stylized, emphasizing the overall shape and a few key character lines, but remaining careful not to give away specific details like the door count or B-pillar placement. Even so, both concepts bear a strong resemblance to the brands’ existing crossovers: Honda’s CR-V and Acura’s MDX and RDX. (There’s also a hint of Honda’s Urban SUV concept.) Honda says both concepts will preview its and Acura’s future styling for Chinese-market offerings, a glimpse into the future we’ll get to see when the show cars are revealed next weekend.


  • Comparison Test: Ford Escape vs. Honda CR-V , Hyundai Tucson, Kia Sportage, Mazda CX-5, Toyota RAV4 
  • Comparison Test: Acura MDX vs. Audi Q7 3.0T, BMW X5 xDrive35i, Land Rover LR4 HSE, Lexus GX460
  • Long-Term Road Test: 2009 Honda Pilot Touring 4WD

2013 Shanghai Auto Show full coverage

By Andrew Wendler