Acura Automobiles: 2016 Acura RDX Brings a Heat in World Debut during 2015 Chicago Auto Show

Posted on 12. Feb, 2015 by in Acura Canada

Coming off a best-ever year, a newly rested and energized 2016 Acura RDX oppulance sport-utility done a universe entrance during a Chicago Auto Show, sporting a horde of poignant upgrades to performance, oppulance status and styling. Launching during Acura dealerships national this Spring, a 2016 Acura RDX receives  Jewel Eye™ LED projector headlamps and LED taillights, a new, some-more absolute 3.5-liter i-VTEC® V-6 engine, an stretched list of AcuraWatch™ reserve and driver-assistive technologies, and a horde of new oppulance facilities and technologies, including a new line-topping RDX with Advance Package.

The Acura RDX and MDX have shaped a manly 1-2 punch in a oppulance SUV game, posting record sales in 2014 good forward of European rivals in their segments. With a 2016 MDX also removing poignant new facilities and technologies, including a 9-speed involuntary transmission, a new RDX and MDX mountain as an even some-more challenging participation in a oppulance SUV space.

“The RDX finished on a high note in 2014, posting a best sales year ever, though during Acura, we are not calm in resting on a laurels,” pronounced Mike Accavitti, comparison clamp boss and ubiquitous manager of Acura. “The 2016 RDX gets a vital distillate of Acura code DNA including enhancements to styling, pushing performance, and sparkling new oppulance feature-content, serve solidifying a place as a one to kick in a entrance oppulance SUV segment.”

The 2016 RDX gets an critical opening boost pleasantness of a new 3.5-liter SOHC i-VTEC V-6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) cylinder deactivation technology. Peak horsepower and torque outlay are up—279 (+6 hp) and 252 lb.-ft. (+1 lb.-ft.), respectively, while sporting a broader torque bend for some-more evident and absolute acceleration response—right where it counts. Variable Cylinder Management™ allows for deactivation of dual of a engine’s 6 cylinders underneath light engine loads, assisting a some-more absolute 2016 RDX boost a highway EPA fuel-economy ratings by 1 mpg, rising to 19/28mpg for AWD models and 20/29mpg for FWD models (city/highway). Driving excellence is serve extended by new active front and back engine mounts, updates to a steering control complement and increasing cessation mountain stiffness. Additionally, a RDX’s all-wheel-drive complement – AWD with Intelligent Control – has been tuned for larger back torque disposition to serve raise energetic fortitude and all-weather performance.

The 2016 RDX also gets pivotal elements of Acura pattern DNA with restyled front and back fasciae, including a serve of Acura’s signature Jewel Eye™ LED headlights and LED taillights with light-pipe pattern on all models and a new three-dimensional grille treatment. The reduce front and back fascia areas also support a new demeanour with uninformed oppulance sum while all models accept new circle designs.

Inside, a new RDX gets a uninformed demeanour with a high-contrast china and black trim and poignant upgrades to both customary and accessible oppulance facilities and technology, including customary exhilarated front seats and new second-row air-conditioning vents. The RDX with Technology Package adds a new 8-way tractable energy passenger’s front chair (4-way energy in bottom models), Acura’s discerning dual-screen On-Demand Multi-Information Display (ODMD), HD Radio®, blind mark information (BSI) and Rear Cross Traffic Monitor.

A new Advance Package for a 2016 RDX adds rain-sensing wipers, front haze lights, Bi-Directional Keyless remote engine start, front and back parking sensors, ventilated front seats, an auto-dimming driver’s side mirror, and AcuraWatch™ modernized reserve and driver-assistive technologies. Both a Technology and Advance packages are versed with a Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition™. All RDX models with AcuraWatch™ also get a new 4.2-inch full-color TFT Multi-Information Display with expanded, customizable information readouts such as normal car speed, fuel economy, fuel range, tire vigour monitoring complement (TMPS) and turn-by-turn navigation.

While offering as customary apparatus on a new Advance Package, all RDX models can now be versed with a AcuraWatch™ apartment of modernized reserve and driver-assistive technologies, including Lane Departure Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control, Collision Mitigation Braking System™ and Lane Keeping Assist, along with a customary Multi-View Rear Camera and Expanded View driver’s side mirror. AcuraWatch™ uses sensor alloy technology, a mild operation of a millimeter call radar complement and a windshield-mounted monocular camera to enhance both a range and fealty of a intuiting capabilities, including a ability to clarity and respond to countless highway hazards, including a walking rescued in a roadway.

In serve to a accessible AcuraWatch™ technologies, a 2016 RDX offers extended collision opening with countless changes to a Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) physique structure that serve urge frontal collision performance. The 2016 RDX targets top-in-class reserve ratings – a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from a Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

The RDX is constructed during a company’s award-winning East Liberty, Ohio, plant, regulating domestic and globally sourced parts. In January, Acura noted a sale of a two-millionth North American-made car in America. Today, approximately 94 percent of all Acura models sole in America are done in a company’s plants in Ohio and Alabama.

About Acura

Acura offers a full line of pointing crafted performance-luxury vehicles by a network of approximately 270 U.S. dealers. The Acura lineup facilities 5 particular models – a RLX oppulance flagship sedan, a TLX opening oppulance sedan, a ILX competition sedan, a 5-passenger RDX oppulance crossover SUV, and a seven-passenger Acura MDX, America’s all-time best-selling three-row oppulance SUV. The next-generation Acura NSX mid-engine supercar will join a Acura lineup after this year.  Acura was recently famous by Edmunds.com for a third uninterrupted year as heading all oppulance brands in defended value after 5 years of ownership.

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