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Honda and Acura will each unveil a new crossover at the Beijing Auto Show

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Honda will travel to the biennial Beijing Auto Show that’s opening its doors later this month to introduce a brand-new crossover.

The yet-unnamed model was previewed by the Concept D (pictured above) that Honda revealed at last year’s edition of the Shanghai Auto Show. Positioned a notch above the CR-V, the crossover will receive a new front end in its transition from a concept to a production model, but it’s expected to retain the Concept D’s pronounced wheel arches and rakish, almost coupe-like silhouette.

Power will exclusively be provided by four-cylinder engines borrowed from the Honda parts bin, and buyers will be asked to choose between two- and four-wheel drive. Production will take place in China. At the time of writing, it doesn’t sound like Honda’s newest soft-roader will be sold in the United States, in Europe, or even in the car maker’s┬áhome country of Japan.

Acura, Honda’s luxury division, will also unveil a crossover in the Chinese capital. Motor Authority reports the model will essentially be a toned-down version of the pocket-sized SUV-X concept (pictured below) that was shown three years ago in Shanghai. Likely called C-DX, it will wear a less futuristic-looking design that will borrow a handful of styling cues from Acura’s latest design language.

The C-DX will share a handful of components with the HR-V, Honda’s entry-level soft-roader, and it will be positioned at the bottom of Acura’s crossover lineup as an alternative to the Mercedes-Benz GLA. Unlike the Concept D, the C-DX is likely to join Acura’s North American lineup in the coming years. Surprisingly, production will allegedly take place in China.

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Honda and Acura are expected to unveil their upcoming crossovers online in the coming weeks. The series-produced version of the Concept D will go on sale in China before the end of the year, but we might not see the C-DX touch down on US soil until the 2018 model year.