Acura Automobiles: Production of All-New 2019 Acura RDX Begins during East Liberty Auto Plant

Posted on 16. May, 2018 by in Acura Canada

  • $54 million investment to build a initial in a new era of Acura products
  • All RDX models for a North American marketplace built in East Liberty, Ohio
  • Five of 6 models in Acura lineup constructed in Ohio
  • 2.0-liter DOHC VTEC® Turbo engine done in Anna, Ohio
  • Segment-first 10-speed involuntary delivery constructed in Tallapoosa, Georgia

Acura currently distinguished a start of mass prolongation of a all-new 2019 Acura RDX, a initial in a new era of Acura products built around Acura’s Precision Crafted Performance code direction. The new RDX is a clean-sheet, top-to-bottom redesign of Acura’s long-lived top-selling five-passenger oppulance SUV, brought to life by new collateral investment of $54 million in new technologies and processes during a East Liberty Auto Plant (ELP).

New technologies during a East Liberty Auto Plant embody a new drum hemming routine for a new RDX’s ultra-wide breathtaking moonroof and a use of high-performance constructional adhesives for extended physique acerbity – both production firsts for a mass-produced Acura model. A new multi-layer paint complement highlights a introduction of new Acura-exclusive reward extraneous tone options.

“This new RDX defines a destiny of Acura, and a Ohio group did an implausible pursuit scheming this initial in a new era of Acura vehicles for a customers,” pronounced Jim Hefner, plant manager during a East Liberty Auto Plant. “Paired with a new Ohio-made 2.0-liter Turbo engine, an all-new height and a horde of new technologies, a 2019 RDX sets a new high bar for style, opening and sophistication in a compress oppulance SUV.”

The new Acura RDX takes a energy from a direct-injected and turbocharged 2.0-liter, VTEC® Turbo engine constructed during a circuitously Anna, Ohio engine plant. The engine is corresponding to a segment-first 10-speed involuntary delivery (10AT) done during a company’s Tallapoosa, Georgia delivery plant. Peak outlay is 272 horsepower and 280 lb.-ft. of torque, with a new 10AT and accessible next-generation of Acura Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive® (SH-AWD™), creation this a quickest, best-handling RDX yet. The all-new 2019 Acura RDX will start nearing during U.S. Acura dealerships in June.

The Acura RDX is rising from a position of strength as a tip offered nameplate in a compress oppulance SUV shred given a launch in 2006, with accumulative U.S. sales of some-more than 375,000 units (through finish of Apr 2018), all done in Ohio.  RDX also is entrance off a 3rd true year of 50,000 or aloft sales (2015-17), something no other indication in shred can claim.

In further to being done in a U.S. for a past 12 years and over 3 generations, a all-new 2019 indication is a initial RDX to be designed and grown in America. Styling pattern of a RDX was conducted by a Acura Design Studio in Los Angeles, California, with growth undertaken by a company’s North American RD team, formed in Raymond, Ohio. The RDX has been totally reengineered on a new, Acura-exclusive height and showcases a next-generation Acura pattern direction.

Five of a 6 models in a Acura lineup are done exclusively in executive Ohio1, including a ILX and TLX oppulance sports sedans (Marysville Auto Plant), a RDX and MDX oppulance SUVs (East Liberty Auto Plant) and a Acura NSX supercar, that is built to sequence during a Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio.

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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.

Five of a 6 models in a Acura lineup are done exclusively in executive Ohio regulating domestic and globally sourced parts, including a ILX and TLX oppulance sports sedans (Marysville Auto Plant), a RDX and MDX oppulance SUVs (East Liberty Auto Plant) and a Acura NSX supercar, that is built to sequence during a Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio.

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1 Manufactured in America regulating domestic and globally sourced parts

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