The present, second-generation Acura RDX — that the organization’s entry-level crossover — was with us as 2012 as a 2013 model-year automobile, and it is definitely starting to show its age. To continue with programs to upgrade or substitute versions every four years, Acura has repeatedly teased a totally new third-generation version, place for a show at the 2018 North American International Auto Show at Detroitthe following month.
From what we could observe, the new RDX proceeds to continue Acura’s”Precision Crafted Performance” design motif. Even though Acura asserts the RDX will present a few new details which may continue to evolve its present design terminology. As an example, the brand new”gemstone pentagon” grille found on current versions such as the newest TLX, RLX sedans, along with the MDX, simplifies the eternally contentious and stylish chrome”beak” design. Complementing the grid will be the exact same Jewel Eye LED headlights viewed on these versions.
But important detail revisions will also be clearly visible in the teaser. While the total profile of this new 2019 Acura RDX appears to mimic the soon-to-be incoming version, the largest changes appear to take out a number of the curvaceous pieces, in market for much more aerodynamic design cues. This finally will help distinguish the RDX as a premium product from the Honda-related cousin, the CR-V.
By way of instance, the wheel colonies look more straight-angled within the present version’s curved shapes. Moreover, the human body’s shoulder seems to float more, mixing with all the edgier wheel wells to get a longer Euro-centric design. After stated shoulder to the front of this new RDX, an individual can almost say that it looks like a similar front side profile within a Audi Q5.
The inside will also experience a comprehensive redesign in an attempt to go more upmarket, although specifics are lean regarding what we’re to anticipate.
Since the organization’s best-seller, nevertheless, racking in five successive years of record earnings and seven consecutive years of year-over-year earnings increase, you can wager that the RDX will be evolutionary — instead of radical — at the design section.
Not much is understood automatically about the forthcoming RDX. The present version receives inspiration in the Honda-sourced 3.5-liter J-Series V6 — exactly the same found at the present TLX. With engine still a fad, it is not improbable that the RDX’s playful V6 could possibly be dropped in favour of a force-fed (turbocharged) inline-four, such as the one discovered on the most recent Honda Accord.
Interestingly however, once the RDX entered its present guise, it hastens the downsizing fad by substituting the very first version’s turbocharged four-cylinder in favour of this naturally aspirated V6. It had been found to offer much better performance and fuel economy, due to Honda’s and Acura’s addition of air deactivation.
When the RDX will last to withstand downsizing by keeping the V6 has not yet been shown. But we anticipate these information to surface since we near closer to the introduction in the 2018 North American International Auto Show in January.