Acura Automobiles: 2019 Acura RDX Press Kit

Posted on 30. May, 2018 by in Acura Canada

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2019 RDX: Overview

The 2019 Acura RDX is a initial in a new era of Acura models designed and engineered around Acura’s authentic and strange Precision Crafted Performance code values. It’s a third era of RDX, a long-lived tip seller in a reward compress SUV shred with accumulative U.S. sales surpassing 370,000 units given a entrance in 2006.

This third-generation RDX is a initial to be designed and engineered in America, with styling pattern conducted in a Acura Design Studio in Los Angeles, California, and growth conducted by a company’s North America engineering group headquartered in Raymond, Ohio, adjacent to a RDX’s production home in East Liberty, Ohio where RDX is constructed regulating domestic and globally-sourced parts.

In sourroundings their targets for a pattern and performance, a U.S. group drew impulse from both a Acura Precision Concept and Acura Precision Cockpit as good as a apex illustration of Acura performance, a NSX supercar. The RDX is a initial all-new pattern sketch from a Concept styling and a modernized Cockpit technology. The RDX team’s ultimate idea was straightforward: to make a best RDX ever, a car that sets a substructure for an whole new era of Acura vehicles in terms of styling, performance, reward peculiarity and technology.

The RDX redesign comforts a new-from-the-ground-up, Acura-exclusive platform, a powerful, manageable and fit new powertrain, and a some-more spacious, reward and tech-savvy cabin. With a new turbocharged engine, segment-first 10-speed delivery and a newest era of accessible Acura Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®), a new RDX is also a quickest, best-handling RDX ever; and with a new longer and wider platform, a 2019 RDX also boasts top-class cabin and load space with well-developed comfort, focus and versatility.

New Acura comforts and technologies being introduced for a initial time on a new RDX embody next-generation Acura competition seats with adult to 16-way energy adjustability, Acura/ELS Studio 3D™ reward audio system, healthy denunciation voice recognition, and a initial ever deployment of Acura’s True Touchpad Interface™, an intuitive, easy-to-learn user interface designed from a purify line-up around a motorist and a pushing experience.

The 2019 RDX is accessible with Technology and Advance packages. In addition, a new RDX will be a initial Acura SUV with an A-Spec variant, braggadocio particular competition coming detailing inside and out.

Powertrain
Through a endless redesign, a 2019 RDX focuses on opening some-more than ever before. Power comes from a new direct-injected and turbocharged 2.0-liter 16-valve DOHC inline-4-cylinder engine with VTEC® valvetrain. With rise outlay of 272 horsepower and 280 lb.-ft. of torque (both SAE net), a RDX has a top energy outlay among pivotal competitors1. Peak torque is adult 28 lb.-ft. and accessible from 1,600 to 4,500 rpm, with a 40 percent boost in low-end torque contra a effusive 3.5-liter routinely aspirated V6.

The 2.0-liter engine’s low-inertia turbo, electronic wastegate and VTEC® valvetrain work in unison with a new Sequential SportShift 10-speed transmission, featuring a 68 percent wider ratio operation and accessible 4-gear approach downshifts, to broach smooth, linear and probably lag-free energy while still receiving aloft EPA fuel economy ratings, softened by as many as 11 percent contra a prior model. The new 2.0-liter VTEC Turbo also contributes to a RDX’s some-more compress front packaging, condensed front overhang and softened front/rear weight placement (57.4/42.6 vs. 60/40 for prior RDX with all-wheel-drive).

The 2019 RDX is accessible with twin expostulate configurations: front-wheel expostulate (FWD), and a latest era of Acura Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®). This new SH-AWD complement is a many modernized automatic iteration in Acura history.

With SH-AWD, adult to 70 percent of engine torque can be distributed to a back wheels in normal pushing scenarios, and 100 percent of that torque can be distributed to possibly back wheel. The use of energetic torque vectoring enables superb all-weather confidence, doing pointing and cornering hold by creation optimal use of tire traction and by inducing a bend impulse to assistance stagger a car in a turn.

Body and Chassis
Complementing a RDX’s modernized new powertrain is an all-new physique and framework optimized to broach even some-more jaunty performance, a quieter cabin, well-developed float excellence and top-class reserve performance

The RDX’s physique structure is an all-new, bespoke pattern that is lighter, some-more firm and some-more firmly hermetic than before, and comforts mixed new element and pattern attributes, including a world’s initial two-piece (inner and outer) ultra-high-strength-steel front doorway ring design, a new double-ring back support structure, and Acura’s initial use of high-performance constructional adhesives. The new section body, utilizing high-strength steel for over 50 percent of a construction, is roughly 20 pounds lighter than before, almost some-more firm throughout, and should support a RDX to accept a targeted top-class collision reserve ratings.

New measures taken to urge cabin serenity embody an Acura SUV-first focus of sound-absorbing acoustic mist froth in 12 physique cavities, a 15 percent boost (by aspect area) in sound-deadening material, a use of triple doorway seals and upgraded potion (thicker or acoustic laminated) all around.

The RDX’s new physique is corresponding to a entirely reengineered framework with a longer wheelbase (+2.6 in.), wider lane (+1.1 in. front and 1.3 in. rear) and upsized customary wheels and tires (+1 inch). Its new cessation consists of a sport-tuned Macpherson strut front setup and an all-new 5-link back design, with a front versed with hydraulic correspondence bushings and mounted to firm subframes (rubber removed in a rear) to yield aloft levels of doing pointing and float refinement. The customary RDX, Technology and Advance grades any get singular 19-inch amalgamate circle designs, since a RDX A-Spec comforts 20-inch wheels and wider, lower-profile tires.

Precise and communicative steering is granted by a new Dual-Pinion Variable-Ratio Electric Power Steering system, while assured interlude opening comes from 4-wheel front brakes with Electronic Brake Force Distribution. The RDX also comforts a incomparable fuel tank (+1.1 gallons).

All RDX models also come customary with Acura’s Integrated Dynamics System, with 4 graphic expostulate modes: Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Snow modes, tranquil from a core console-mounted expostulate mode dial like NSX. The complement interacts with a Drive-by-Wire™ throttle, 10-speed transmission, electric energy steering, SH-AWD (if equipped) with torque vectoring, traction control, Active Damper System (on Advance grades) and Active Sound Control to yield a wider operation of pushing practice and energetic capabilities formed on a needs of a motorist and pushing conditions.

Exterior Design
Taking impulse from a Acura Precision Concept, a RDX is a initial all-new Acura indication designed from a belligerent adult around a brand’s some-more romantic and evocative pattern language. The confidant and splendid front fascia is highlighted by Acura’s signature solid pentagon grille, next-generation Acura Jewel Eye™ LED headlights and functional, wing-shaped reduce atmosphere screen opening, desirous by a NSX. Sharp and energetic physique lines along with LED extraneous lighting enrich a RDX’s some-more jaunty proportions and stance, ensuing in pattern that is during once some-more superb and robust than ever before.

The RDX A-Spec, Acura’s first-ever A-Spec SUV, adds a turn of tension and childish interest with a brood of sport-appearance upgrades, including Shark Gray 20-inch amalgamate wheels shod with low-profile 255/45R20 Goodyear tires, singular front and back fascia and gloss-black accents for a front grille, Jewel Eye™ headlights, side sills, top window cincture and taillights. LED haze lights, large-diameter twin empty finishers and A-Spec badging on a front entertain panels and tailgate finish a extraneous package.

The 2019 Acura RDX, accessible in standard, Technology, A-Spec and Advance grades, is offering in 9 extraneous colors, 5 pearlescent and 4 metallic, including 4 new reward colors – Majestic Black Pearl, Apex Blue Pearl (A-Spec exclusive), Performance Red Pearl and Canyon Bronze Metallic. The new reward paint options use a special routine with twin singular bottom coats and a special transparent cloak for a deeper, some-more sleek appearance.

Interior Design and Packaging
The RDX’s all-new interior is some-more spacious, lush and tech savvy, providing business with a aloft turn of comfort, connectivity and preference than ever before. High-grade, authentic and reward element treatments abound, including hand-wrapped, stitched leather surfaces on a soft-touch instrument panel, doors and core console, set off by brushed aluminum or accessible open-pore Olive Ash timber accents.

The RDX’s NSX-inspired high-deck floating core console – lends a cabin a some-more insinuate “sports cockpit” atmosphere while providing a aloft turn of focus for a accompaniments of daily life, including cups, dungeon phones, handbags, tablets and charging cords. It also houses pivotal elements of a Acura wiring interface – a distinguished expostulate mode dial for control of a 4-mode Integrated Dynamics System, and Acura’s insubordinate new True Touchpad Interface™.

The RDX’s motorist and front newcomer are also treated to a aloft turn of customizable comfort by next-generation Acura competition seats, with a some-more firm and light weight ultra-high-strength steel frame, some-more perplexing sculpting details, softer and some-more durable seperated Milano leather trim (Technology and above), and up-to-16-way energy adjustability for both a motorist and passenger. Furthermore, all RDX occupants will suffer a open and ethereal feeling of a new ultra-wide breathtaking moonroof, among a largest in a compact-luxury SUV and offering customary on each new RDX.

The new wider and longer height also contributes to poignant gains in interior space and comfort, where a new RDX boasts top-class interior volume (103.5 cu.-ft.) and load space (76.9 cu.-ft.) along with class-leading second-row knee space—a 15-percent boost from a stream indication and 24-percent some-more than a nearest shred competitor. Its probably prosaic back building serve enhances newcomer comfort in a second row, while a new 1.7 cubic-feet of compartmented underfloor storage in a back load area provides accessible and dissimilar storage space for profitable or intermittently used items.

A-Spec grades also get poignant interior pattern changes to compare a sport-oriented extraneous upgrades. These embody Madder Red or Ebony Milano leather sports seats with black Ultrasuede® inserts and red or gray resisting stitching, a black Ultrasuede® lurch insert and black superstar and post treatment. A-Spec also adds stitched and seperated leather-wrapped competition steering circle with incomparable paddle shifters, steel pedals, brushed steel demeanour meters with red accents, red interior illumination, dim finish stain to a brushed aluminum interior accents and A-Spec badging on a steering circle and front doorway sills.

Key New Technologies
The 2019 RDX hosts a apartment of modernized new technologies, including a Acura True Touchpad Interface™, featuring an all-new Android-based handling system, a high-mounted 10.2-inch full-HD arrangement and an innovative touchpad with a first-ever focus of absolute-positioning in a pushing environment. Absolute positioning departs normal touchpad interfaces, regulating one-to-one mapping to broach a some-more discerning and driver-oriented user experience. The new True Touchpad Interface™ is customary and all grades of RDX will embody Apple CarPlay™ compatibility, and Wi-Fi-enabled over-the-air complement updates. Android Auto™ harmony will be introduced later, tentative recover and acceptance of touchpad selection by Google.


The 2019 RDX also debuts a accessible Acura/ELS Studio 3D™ reward audio system, tuned by Grammy-winning song writer Elliot Scheiner. The 710-watt complement utilizes 16 dissimilar sound channels and 16 speakers, including 4 ceiling-mounted Highline™ speakers to emanate a some-more healthy and omnidirectional high-fidelity listening knowledge – a many modernized audio complement ever offering by Acura.

The new RDX also comforts a latest era of AcuraLink® cloud-based services, with Standard, Connect and Premium use packages, featuring 4G LTE in-car Wi-Fi, smartphone-enabled remote unlocking and engine start, concierge services, remote diagnostics, practical dashboard stolen-car tracking and more.

The RDX with Technology and above grades underline a latest iteration of Acura’s embedded, satellite-linked navigation system, grown in partnership with HERE, with new comforts including 3D turf mapping, auto-zoom and on-line points-of-interest searches around in-car 4G LTE Wi-Fi. RDX models with Advance Package get a full-color interactive 10.5-inch Head-Up Display with a far-reaching array of customizable information displayed within easy perspective of a driver.

Safety and Driver Assistive
The third-generation 2019 RDX offers a top turn of customary reserve and driver-assistance comforts in a model’s story – and in a class. The AcuraWatch™ apartment of technologies is now customary on all RDX grades, along with a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera, while a Technology Package and aloft grades supplement blind mark information (BSI), front and back parking sensors and Rear Cross Traffic Monitor. The RDX with Advance Package includes a Head-Up Display and Surround View Camera System for a initial time.

With a modernized physique design, including a latest era of Acura’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE™) physique structure, a laser-welded and hot-stamped ultra-high-strength steel doorway ring pattern and modernized supplemental patience systems, including new motorist and front-passenger knee airbags, a 2019 RDX provides a high turn of collision insurance and targets a top accessible collision reserve ratings: a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from a NHTSA and a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from a IIHS, including a SUPERIOR rating for frontal collision prevention.

All pattern and contrast for a new RDX’s reserve record and collision reserve opening was conducted during a company’s Advanced Safety Research comforts in Raymond, Ohio, that have played a heading purpose in a growth of new collision reserve structures for Acura globally.

Essential Specifications

1. Among customary 4-cylinder turbo engines.
2. Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings; Use for comparison functions only; Your mileage will change depending on how we expostulate and say your vehicle, pushing conditions, and other factors.

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