A new chapter for Acura began this week as it uncovered the next-generation RDX during the press days at the New York International Auto Show.
The re-engineered 2019 RDX is described as the first of a new generation of Acura vehicles that deliver top-notch performance, a more spacious and luxurious cabin as well as key technology and features.
“The 2019 Acura RDX signals the start of a new era for the Acura brand by delivering design, performance and prestige that will elevate its position in the luxury market’s fastest growing segment,” said Henio Arcangeli Jr., senior vice president of the Automobile Division of American Honda Motor Co. Inc.
“This RDX is our most extensive redesign in more than a decade, a truly ground up reimagining of the RDX around our Precision Crafted Performance brand direction,” he said.
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At a time of rising tensions over trade between the U.S and other major economic powers, such as Japan, the RDX was designed, developed and manufactured in America and is expected to go on sale this summer.
The production 2019 RDX carries forward substantially all of the design cues that debuted with the prototype RDX in January at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
In creating the new RDX, Acura designers worked from the foundations of the Acura Precision Concept, adapting its low and wide stance, sleek presence and wheels-out proportions to a five-passenger SUV.
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The 2019 RDX also comes with Acura’s new Diamond Pentagon Grille flanked by all-new ‘Jewel Eye” headlights – now boasting seven LED light elements, up from the previous five. Below, wide air intakes include NSX-inspired air curtains feed air efficiently around the front wheels and down the body side.
Acura also debuted the 2019 Acura RDX A-Spec sport appearance variant – distinguished by larger wheels, gloss black accents and unique interior treatment including an available two-tone red and black interior.
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With the addition of A-Spec to both the RDX and MDX, Acura has fulfilled its commitment to expand A-Spec to all core models.