Acura Automobiles: 2019 Acura RDX Prototype Debuts with Evocative Styling, Higher Performance, New Tech and Luxury Appointments

Posted on 15. Jan, 2018 by in Acura Canada

  • Most endless Acura redesign in some-more than a decade signals a commencement of a new epoch for a oppulance automaker
  • Perennial top-selling, 5-passenger oppulance SUV to launch this year as quickest, best-handling RDX ever
  • Powerful 2.0L DOHC VTEC® Turbo engine, segment-first 10-speed involuntary delivery and lapse of torque vectoring Super-Handling All Wheel Drive™
  • Intuitive new True Touchpad Interface, breathtaking roof and authentic, reward materials emanate a versatile cabin built for drivers
  • New A-Spec various accessible during launch

The 2019 Acura RDX Prototype done a universe entrance currently during a 2018 North American International Auto Show, providing a initial demeanour during a confidant new design, modernized record and oppulance facilities of a luxury, five-passenger SUV, rising after this year. An established, long-lived top-seller, a RDX has accessible 5 uninterrupted years of record sales and 7 true years of year-over-year sales growth1.

The 2019 Acura RDX, presaged by a RDX Prototype, has undergone a clean-sheet, top-to-bottom reconstitute and will be a initial Acura indication to entirely consolidate Acura’s new pattern denunciation as envisioned in a Acura Precision Concept, and a new interior pattern and record as illusory in a Acura Precision Cockpit. Designed, grown and done in America, a all-new 2019 RDX will launch in mid-2018 with refreshing performance, class-leading cabin and load space, and a horde of groundbreaking new Acura technologies that will set a new customary in a entry-level oppulance SUV segment. In addition, a 2019 RDX will be a initial Acura SUV offering with an A-Spec trim, adding competition styling inside and out. The code has announced that all core Acura models grown relocating brazen will accept A-Spec treatment.

The all-new, third era RDX has been reengineered on a new, Acura-exclusive height featuring a lighter and dramatically stiffened body, a worldly new framework and an all-new powertrain – a powerful, nonetheless fuel-efficient 2.0-liter DOHC VTEC® Turbo engine analogous to a segment-first 10-speed involuntary transmission. The 2019 indication also will symbol a lapse of Acura Super-Handling All Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) to RDX, in a many modernized form yet, giving RDX a many worldly and able torque-vectoring all-wheel-drive complement in a class.

The 2019 Acura RDX Prototype also debuts a totally new, Acura True Touchpad Interface, designed from a purify slate, mixing a best elements of a touchscreen and remote interface in one comprehensive system. 

“The all-new RDX delivers a comprehensive matter about who we are and where we are headed as a brand,” pronounced Jon Ikeda, clamp boss and ubiquitous manager of Acura. “For a customers, a new RDX is a quantum jump brazen in design, impression and performance, with oppulance facilities and record that will rouse their tenure experience.”

Inspired and Evocative New Design
In formulating a new RDX, Acura designers worked from a foundations of a Acura Precision Concept, bettering a low, far-reaching and neat participation to a five-passenger SUV. The new RDX Prototype boasts some-more jaunty position and proportions with a wider lane (+1.2 inches), longer wheelbase (+2.5 inches) and condensed front overhang, with wheels pushed to a corners.

The new pattern flows external from Acura’s signature solid pentagon grille, with RDX being a initial indication designed from a ground-up around a brand’s confidant new face. The particular front fascia is married to a neatly sculpted physique with pointy and energetic impression lines and all-LED extraneous lighting featuring a next-generation of Acura Jewel Eye™ LED headlights. 

Powerful, Crisp Acceleration and Precision Handling
The RDX takes energy from a new 2.0 liter, 16-valve DOHC direct-injected engine with a low-inertia mono-scroll turbo and DOHC VTEC™ valvetrain and Dual Variable Timing Cam (Dual VTC), delivering 40 percent some-more low-end torque than a effusive RDX. The new engine is analogous adult to a segment-first 10-speed involuntary delivery (10AT) that responds fast to a will of a driver, with frail and polished shifts that gain on a 2.0-liter engine’s prosaic torque curve.

All-wheel-drive variants of a new Acura RDX will implement a subsequent era of Acura SH-AWD® featuring a newly grown back differential with a 150 percent boost in limit torque ability relations to a effusive RDX, creation it a many modernized and able torque-vectoring all-wheel-drive complement in a segment.

An accessible new Adaptive Damper System is tied into a NSX-inspired Integrated Dynamics System with 4 graphic expostulate modes; Sport, Sport+, Comfort and Snow. Like a NSX, a distinguished expostulate mode dial is placed high in a core console, permitting drivers to fast balance opening settings to fit their needs in each pushing environment. 

 Modern, Spacious and Luxurious Cabin Built for Drivers
The new extraneous pattern of a RDX is carried by to a some-more spacious, worldly and tech-savvy cabin, that boasts a floating core console desirous by a Acura Precision Cockpit, newly designed energy competition seats with a relating sports steering wheel, and contemporary detailing regulating authentic, high-grade materials throughout, including Napa leather, brushed aluminum and open-pore Olive Ash wood.

The new RDX’s longer wheelbase contributes to a incomparable newcomer cabin with first-class comfort for 5 passengers, with class-leading cabin space, back legroom and back load space. The exhilarated and ventilated front competition seats underline a some-more intricately sculpted and styled pattern lonesome in softer and some-more durable full-grain Napa leather, upheld by 16-way energy composition for both motorist and front passenger.

All 2019 RDX models will come versed with a new ultra-wide breathtaking shifting moonroof, a largest in a class.

Acura True Touchpad Interface
The RDX heralds a launch of Acura’s all-new, True Touchpad Interface, that facilities an Android-based handling complement projected onto a dual-zone, 10.2-inch full-HD arrangement mounted high atop a core console tighten to a driver’s healthy line of sight, and an accessible interactive head-up arrangement (HUD). 

The complement is designed to mix a advantages of both required touchscreen and remote-based approaches. A normal touchscreen is discerning and approach – what we see is what we press – though a chain of a shade is out of a driver’s healthy line-of-sight. A remote interface solves this problem, though a communication between a remote and arrangement is mostly clumsy.

Unlike existent remote interfaces that work like a mechanism mouse, each mark on a RDX’s touchpad is mapped precisely – one-to-one – with a analogous movement on a core arrangement – as a world’s initial focus of comprehensive positioning in a pushing environment. For instance, a daub on a tip left dilemma of a touchpad corresponds precisely with a movement on a tip left of a core display. 

All elements of a Acura True Touchpad Interface, including a new handling complement with simple, purify graphics and menu structures, were designed in unison to work seamlessly with one another. Also debuting on a RDX, is a new healthy denunciation voice approval system, that dramatically improves a palliate and intuitiveness of voice commands in a vehicle.

“Absolute positioning transforms a touchpad experience, creation it personal, discerning and quite befitting for premium, driver-centric, opening machines,” pronounced Ross Miller, comparison operative of user interface research. “It’s also designed to be adopted fast and easily, as drivers turn acclimated and gentle in minutes.”

Stand-out Features and Technology
The 2019 RDX Prototype uses 4 ultra-thin, ceiling-mounted speakers to supplement a new dimension of sound and fealty to a audio experience. The 16-channel, 710-watt Acura ELS Studio 3D complement was grown by Panasonic and tuned by Grammy-winning song writer and longtime Acura partner, Elliott Scheiner.

All 2019 RDX models will come versed with a AcuraWatch™ apartment of modernized reserve and driver-assistive technologies. Additional accessible connected-car and driver-assistive facilities embody next-generation AcuraLink® with 4G LTE Wi-Fi, Hill Start Assist, Surround-View Camera System, front and back parking sensors, Rear Cross Traffic Monitor and Blind Spot Information system.

Design, Developed and Manufactured in America
Development of a 2019 Acura RDX was led for a initial time by a U.S. RD team, with styling by a Acura Design Studio in Los Angeles, California, and growth by an engineering group in Raymond, Ohio. All RDX models for a North American marketplace will continue to be built in a company’s East Liberty, Ohio plant2. Its 2.0-liter DOHC VTEC Turbo engine will be done in Anna, Ohio2, in a same plant building a NSX’s twin turbo engine. RDX’s 10-speed involuntary delivery will be done in a company’s Tallapoosa, Georgia plant2.

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About Acura
Acura is a heading automotive oppulance nameplate that delivers Precision Crafted Performance, representing a strange values of a Acura code – a joining to evocative styling, high opening and innovative engineering, all built on a substructure of peculiarity and reliability

The Acura lineup facilities 6 particular models – a RLX premium, oppulance sedan, a TLX opening oppulance sedan, a ILX competition sedan, a 5-passenger RDX oppulance crossover SUV, a seven-passenger Acura MDX, America’s all-time best-selling three-row oppulance SUV and a next-generation, electrified NSX supercar as a new and apex countenance of Acura Precision Crafted Performance.

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  1.  Based on Autodata sum sales information for calendar years 2009 to 2016CY.
  2. Using domestic and globally sourced tools


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