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News 2019 Acura RDX Gets 2.0L Turbo and 10 Speed Auto

17:08  14 march  2018
17:08  14 march  2018 Source:   autotrader.ca

Acura Teases All-New RDX Crossover Ahead Of Detroit Debut

  Acura Teases All-New RDX Crossover Ahead Of Detroit Debut Acura has released a teaser image showing off the shape of a third-generation RDX compact crossover, which the company will reveal in production form next month at the Detroit auto show. According to Automotive News, the 2019 RDX will ride on a platform exclusive to the Acura brand -- the current model shares underpinnings with various Honda models -- and will be the first to be developed entirely in North America. Our first look at Acura's latest design reveals the universal truth that there's only so much you can do with the shape of a crossover without limiting its utility. Still, this looks like a significant remake that incorporates a more dramatic D-pillar, a new, upswept belt-line and front light assemblies whose shape follows a character line that runs into the front door. Those character lines are a nod to the Acura Precision Concept, revealed a year ago at the 2017 Detroit show. But we spot at least one familiar element, that being the cutline of the hood where it juts up at the base of the A-pillar, as on the current 2018 RDX. We won't know anything about the RDX's mechanical makeup until the cover comes off the crossover in Detroit, but we'll be watching to see whether Acura reverts to turbo power for this latest model. The first-generation 2007 Acura RDX was ahead of its time in using a turbo four-cylinder, which it switched out for a V6 in the second-gen model -- just as competitors switched to turbo fours in a bid to cut fuel consumption. The new RDX will be revealed prior to the 2018 North American International (Detroit) Auto Show's public opening on January 20.

2019 Acura RDX crossover gets turbocharged power, A-Spec version. Standard 10 - speed auto and available SH-AWD are highlights. The six- speed automatic is gone, replaced by a 10 - speed automatic .

Acura says the 2019 RDX stays true the concept that debuted at the Detroit auto show in January. A 10 - speed automatic transmission comes standard, as does Acura ’s torque-vectoring Super Handling All-Wheel Drive system.

2019 Acura RDX A-Spec.jpg© http://www.autotrader.ca/ 2019 Acura RDX A-Spec.jpg

Acura has given us our first look at the production version of its all-new RDX compact crossover, a 2019 model set to be revealed at the New York auto show.

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This latest teaser follows January's Detroit auto show premiere of the RDX prototype which, in typical Honda style, was essentially a production-ready example meant to demonstrate how the upscale utility had adopted the brand's latest styling language.

The new photo is of the A-Spec variant, marking the first time the RDX will be offered in that high-performance guise previously reserved for Acura's sedan models.

2019 Acura RDX Prototype Packs More Power, More Luxury

  2019 Acura RDX Prototype Packs More Power, More Luxury A new platform, a lighter body, and much-improved interior materials for the popular crossover. Acura wants to make clear that the 2019 RDX is not just a little bit new, it’s completely new – in fact, the company describes it as the “most extensive Acura redesign in more than a decade.” The RDX is, after all, very important: It accounts for a third of all Acura sales, and according to Acura general manager Jon Ikeda, the RDX is currently the “number one car in the segment among Millennials.” 1/55 SLIDES © Motor1.com 2019 Acura RDX Prototype 2/55 SLIDES © Motor1.

The SUV will use a 2 . 0 -liter turbo four-cylinder, and it'll pair with a 10 - speed automatic gearbox. The reveal will feature the 2019 Acura RDX along with the new RDX A-Spec, the first application of the sport appearance variant to an Acura SUV.

The 2019 Acura RDX debuted at the 2018 New York International Auto Show. The RDX 's turbocharged engine is paired with a 10 - speed automatic transmission (10AT) - the first and only 10AT in the class.

Acura also calls the new RDX the brand's most extensive redesign in more than a decade, thanks to its use of a new 2.0L turbocharged engine, a 10-speed transmission and the return of the torque-vectoring SH-AWD system to this model. Other updated design elements include a new infotainment system and NSX-inspired handling aids that Acura says will make this the best-handling RDX ever.

The 2019 Acura RDX gets its global debut on March 28, with a plan to reach dealerships around the middle of 2018.

Refreshing or Revolting: 2019 Acura RDX .
Which looks better: the new or the old?Acura has made the biggest changes to the front fascia. Like other new Acura vehicles, the RDX features a diamond pentagon grille that's wider than the grille on the previous model. The badge in the center of the grille has grown considerably. The headlamps now feature seven LED clusters instead of five, and just below, the daytime running lights take on a more jagged shape. You'll also find stronger lines across the hood and bolder air vents down low. On the new A-Spec version, you're greeted by gloss black accents across the grille and other areas.

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