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Acura Automobiles: Refreshed 2017 Acura MDX Makes World Debut in New York with Bold New Styling, Upgraded Features and Sport Hybrid Powertrain

  • 2017 MDX showcases new solid pentagon grille initial seen on a Acura Precision Concept
  • New Sport Hybrid powertrain delivers a ultimate in energy and control while gaining 35 horsepower and expected to supplement 7 mpg to city fuel economy rating
  • AcuraWatch™ reserve and motorist support record to be offering as customary apparatus on all 2017 MDX models

Acura currently denounced a restyled and rested 2017 MDX oppulance SUV featuring confidant new styling, combined oppulance facilities and accessible Sport Hybrid Super Handling-All Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) powertrain technology. The 2017 Acura MDX will be versed with AcuraWatch™ on all grades, creation MDX a initial oppulance SUV in a category to offer these modernized reserve and driver-assistive technologies, including involuntary puncture braking, as customary features. The 2017 MDX is slated to go on sale during Acura dealerships national this summer and will be assimilated by a MDX Sport Hybrid after in a year.

Showcasing a new face of Acura, a restyled 2017 MDX is highlighted by a confidant and particular solid pentagon grille, initial seen on a Acura Precision Concept that debuted during a North American International Auto Show in January. The new Acura grille is integrated with a some-more neatly sculpted hood, front fascia and front fenders joined with new LED haze lights and restyled Jewel Eye™ headlights, that raise a MDX’s particular and sporting demeanor. A new chrome rocker row pattern adds an component of contrariety to a MDX’s profile, while a revised back bumper, physique colored movement ornament and a serve of twin tailpipes serve emphasizes a opening impression of a 2017 Acura MDX.

“Upping a opening extraction of a MDX with confidant styling, a disdainful Sport Hybrid powertrain and a customary focus of AcuraWatch technologies that many in a attention impute to as semi-autonomous, represents a vital injection of Acura’s Precision Crafted Performance DNA,” pronounced John Mendel, executive clamp boss of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “These changes will continue to allege MDX’s competitiveness and a bequest as a best-selling three-row oppulance SUV of all time.”

All 2017 MDX models advantage from increasing customary oppulance and record features, including an Electric Parking Brake with Automatic Brake Hold, Auto High Beam headlights, SiriusXM Radio® 2.0 and 4 2.5-amp USB charging ports. Technology and Advance packages supplement Bi-Directional Keyless Remote Engine Start, twin new 20-inch circle and tire options, energy folding side mirrors, and HD Traffic. In serve to these features, Advance grades supplement LED haze lights, genuine Olive Ash Burl or Black Limba timber interior trim, a exhilarated steering circle and Surround-View Camera System with 6 selectable observation angles. Advance models can also be versed with twin second-row captain’s chairs and a core console with twin additional USB ports, replacing a three-person second-row seating found on reduce grades.  An ultra-widescreen Rear Entertainment System is also accessible on models with a Advance ENT Package.

MDX Sport Hybrid

The 2017 MDX Sport Hybrid is a third indication to underline Acura’s innovative three-motor Sport Hybrid SH-AWD powertrain, fasten a Acura NSX supercar and RLX flagship sedan to broach a ultimate in energy and control. The 2017 MDX Sport Hybrid is powered by a 3.0-liter SOHC V-6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management™ (VCM™) corresponding to a 7-speed twin purchase delivery (7DCT) with an integrated electric engine powering a front wheels, and a Twin Motor Unit with twin electric motors providing energy to a back wheels. Additionally, a complement delivers electrified torque vectoring for softened true line opening and cornering pointing in multiple with all-wheel-drive energy application. Peak powertrain outlay of 325 horsepower is adult 35 horsepower over a non-hybrid model. The MDX Sport Hybrid is expected to accept EPA fuel economy ratings of 25/26/26 (city/highway/combined), an estimated 7-mpg city fuel economy rating boost over a (non-hybrid) MDX with SH-AWD.

The 2017 MDX Sport Hybrid will be accessible with Technology and Advance packages. Both supplement a new Active Sport Suspension that delivers softened float quality, doing opening and is integrated with a Integrated Dynamics System featuring a energetic modes of Comfort, Normal and Sport, and disdainful to Sport Hybrid models, a new Sport+ mode.

AcuraWatch Standard

All 2017 MDX models accept a AcuraWatch apartment of modernized reserve and driver-assistive record as customary equipment, including Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) with involuntary puncture braking, Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow (LSF) and Road Departure Mitigation (RDM). AcuraWatch uses a millimeter call radar and monocular camera intuiting record to detect other vehicles as good as line markings and can assistance meddle to forestall or lessen a astringency of a collision. Moreover, with Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow and Lane Keeping Assist, AcuraWatch can significantly diminution a driver’s effort during turnpike cruising by progressing a set speed and following interval, initiating both braking and stifle inputs, and adding steering submit to assistance a motorist say their position in a rescued lane.

The Acura MDX is a best-selling three-row oppulance SUV of all time and Acura’s best-selling SUV, with sales commanding 50,000 units in any of a past 3 years. The 2017 MDX was designed by a Acura Design Studio in Torrance, Calif., grown and engineered during a RD core in Raymond, Ohio, and will continue to be constructed during a company’s Lincoln, Ala. automobile plant regulating domestic and globally sourced parts. In early 2017, an additional prolongation source for MDX will be combined during a East Liberty, Ohio automobile plant. 

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About Acura

Acura is a heading automotive oppulance nameplate that delivers Precision Crafted Performance by modernized product pattern and innovative technologies. On Mar 27, 2016, Acura will applaud a 30th anniversary of a launch as a initial oppulance nameplate from a Japanese automaker. Nearly 98 percent of a products Acura sole in America in 2015 were built in America regulating domestic and globally sourced parts.

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 Acura MDX, America’s all-time best-selling three-row oppulance SUV. This spring, Acura will launch a next-generation, electrified NSX supercar as a new and apex countenance of Acura Precision Crafted Performance.


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