Acura Automobiles: Acura 2014 MDX Prototype Makes World Debut during North American International Auto Show

Posted on 15. Jan, 2013 by in Acura Canada

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The 2014 Acura MDX Prototype done a universe entrance currently during a 2013 North American International Auto Show, charity a clever denote of a styling and pattern instruction for a third era of a popular, 7-passenger Acura MDX opening oppulance SUV, rising by mid-2013 in both all-wheel-drive and front-wheel-drive layouts.

“Our idea is to allege on MDX’s already good energetic opening while improving fuel economy and oppulance comfort,” pronounced Mike Accavitti, clamp boss of inhabitant selling operations. “Building on a good movement we determined in 2012 with a launch this year of a flagship RLX, followed after this year by a superb new oppulance SUV in MDX we are unequivocally vehement about a instruction of a Acura brand. And we are truly looking brazen to a good 2013.”

The “Aero Sculpture” styling of a 2014 MDX Prototype pursues a instruction of a smart, compress and reward coming with low, far-reaching and neat proportions; a clean, fit and uncluttered design; and elegant, reward detailing, including a signature Acura Jewel Eye™ LED headlights. This “aero” picture also reflects poignant gains in aerodynamic efficiency, adult 16 percent compared to a effusive 2013 MDX, achieved by endless contrast in Honda RD Americas’ new wind-tunnel laboratory in Raymond, Ohio – where a automobile is being created.

The 2014 MDX Prototype’s sculpted extraneous and arcing roofline (1.5-inches reduce than a effusive model) encase what will be an even some-more atmospheric and versatile cabin compared to a effusive 2013 MDX. The 2014 MDX Prototype facilities a longer wheelbase that enhances float quality, increases second-row legroom, and improves third-row chair access.

“While we aren’t showcasing a interior today, we can assure we it will serve urge a already good functionality in a cabin and load area while unequivocally amping adult luxury, comfort and quiet,” combined Jon Ikeda, arch designer, Acura Design Studio. “And that’s unequivocally a concentration of this new MDX, delivering superb oppulance opening and family capability in a some-more polished and alluring package.”

In response to clever direct from consumers in comfortable continue markets Acura also will, for a initial time, offer a front-wheel expostulate chronicle of MDX in further to a all-wheel expostulate (SH-AWD) indication that has warranted MDX a repute as a personality in energetic doing and all-weather opening for a oppulance SUV.

The 2014 MDX will also underline an all-new, some-more firm and lightweight chassis, including new front and back cessation designs that broach a some-more refined, confidence-inspiring, and sporty pushing character. An all-new, direct-injected 3.5-liter i-VTEC SOHC V-6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) will broach softened torque and some-more energetic opening while realizing a poignant boost in fuel potency to class-leading levels. Special courtesy was also paid to improving cabin quietness, that is severely extended by a vehicle’s all-new framework and physique pattern and new sound-deadening techniques.

The 2014 MDX also will be versed with a extended array of modernized reserve technologies, including a subsequent era Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) physique structure and a accessible Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW) systems, as good as prominence technologies such as a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera and a accessible Blind Spot Information (BSI), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), and Active Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow. Further, a 2014 MDX is designed to grasp top-level reserve ratings, including a 5-star Overall Vehicle Score from a NHTSA and a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from a IIHS. All 2013 Acura models other than a effusive ZDX achieved during slightest a TOP SAFETY PICK reserve rating, while a TL sedan was one of a initial dual vehicles in a attention to grasp TOP SAFETY Pick+ status.

The new MDX will also underline a full array of modernized information technologies, including a next-generation AcuraLink cloud-based connected automobile complement featuring Pandora® connectivity, SiriusXM™ radio, SMS content messaging, and cloud-based Aha™ by Harman connectivity that brings thousands of personalized news, information and media feeds into a automobile around a customer’s concordant smartphone and information plan. A reward Acura/ELS® audio complement will be accessible on a new MDX. Next-generation AcuraLink will also be accessible with a horde of fee-based convenience, assistive and confidence features, such as programmed pile-up notification, remote locking/unlocking, puncture “SOS” call feature, and live-operator concierge services.

With a introduction of a all-new 2014 Acura MDX prolongation will pierce from Alliston, Ontario, to a company’s automobile and V-6 engine production trickery in Lincoln, Alabama. Using domestic and globally sourced parts, a MDX is built exclusively in North America.

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Acura is a fastest flourishing automotive oppulance code in America, carrying posted a 26.7% year-over-year benefit in 2012, a best annual sales outcome given 2007. Acura offers a full line of technologically modernized opening oppulance vehicles by a network of 272 dealers within a United States. The Acura lineup facilities 6 particular models: a TL opening oppulance sedan, a TSX sports sedan and Sport Wagon, a ILX oppulance compress sedan, a 5-passenger RDX crossover SUV, a 7-passenger MDX oppulance SUV, and a all-new Acura RLX flagship sedan, rising in Mar 2013.

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