Honda Recently Renewed Its U.s. Trademark For The Name "cdx," Which The Japanese Carmaker First Applied For In 2015

Honda recently renewed its U.S. trademark for the name

Honda recently renewed its U.S. trademark for the name "CDX," which the Japanese carmaker first applied for in 2015. Back then, observers expected the name to apply to an Acura version of the Honda HR-V, and they were right — but no one expected the CDX would go on sale only in China, in 2016.

For the past two years, the U.S. auto media has speculated on whether the CDX will ever make it here.

Acura Cdx Crossover Recently Surfaced At The United States Patent And Trademark Office

Acura CDX crossover recently surfaced at the United States Patent and Trademark OfficeThe Acura CDX was introduced in China nearly two years so it’s surprising the crossover recently surfaced at the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Automakers file countless applications every year but this one is interesting as executives have previously hinted at the possibility of bringing the model to the United States.

It Looks Like The Acura Cdx Could Be Headed To North America

It Looks Like the Acura CDX Could be Headed to North America

Acura pulled the wraps off of the CDX subcompact crossover at the 2016 Beijing Motor Show.

The tiny city runabout, which shares a platform with the Honda CH-R, is sold in China only and is built locally at the automaker’s Zengcheng Plant in Guangdong, China. Earlier this year, Acura expressed an interest in shipping the China-only CDX to North America, with Jon Ikeda, group vice president for Acura US, telling Wards Auto the brand was studying consumer interest and market trends before making a decision.

Honda Trademarks ‘cdx’ Nameplate

Honda Trademarks ‘CDX’ NameplateHonda has filed a trademark to protect the name “CDX.”
Filed on February 11 with the US Patent and trademark office, the trademark covers “automobiles and their structural parts.” The most likely candidate to adopt the CDX nameplate is a small Acura crossover, as it would follow the naming structure of the larger RDX and MDX.