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2019 Acura RDX: First Photos Of Restyled Luxo SUV 14
Jan
Posted by John Halas in Acura, Acura Concepts, Acura RDX, concepts, Detroit-Auto-Show, featured, Top 5 on 01 14th, 2018


Acura might be calling the 2019 RDX that will premiere in Detroit next week a prototype, but as you can see for yourself in these first official images that surfaced on YouTube, the SUV is 99 percent production ready.

At a first look, the only elements that might be toned down a notch or slightly differentiated when the RDX goes on sale later this year as a 2019 model, appear to be the bottom half of the front- and lower part of the rear-bumper, and the door mirrors. Everything else looks normal.

The Honda-owned brand vowed a dramatic restyling for the new generation RDX, boldly stating that it represents “the most extensive Acura redesign in more than a decade”. We got a conceptual taste of Acura’s new (beak-less) design language from the Precision Sports Sedan and Precision Cockpit studies in 2016, with the 2019 RDX being the first model to implement the styling.

It definitely has a sportier silhouette and a more sculpted body with more playful detailing on the outside like the (Lexus RX meets Mazda CX-5 and Chevy Bolt) rear quarter window v-point and muscular hood, but it’s not like you can’t tell it’s related to Acura’s latest crossovers.

Inside, Acura built on the MDX’s styling taking it to the next level with more modern and sporty elements for the RDX. These include the round center hub on the redesigned steering wheel and the elevated lower console that slickly connects to the center console that now hosts a standalone screen for the infotainment system controlled by dial and a touchpad below. One thing we’ll say is that the Japanese brand doesn’t seem to be following the button-less trend seen these days (mainly) on European models.

We haven’t confirmed the premium compact crossover’s powertrains yet, but in all likelihood, we’ll see a version of the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder found in the 2018 Honda Accord 2.0T where it develops 252hp and 273 lb-ft (369 Nm) of torque paired to a ten-speed automatic transmission. A hybrid version could join the range after the regular RDX’s market launch.

Stay tuned for the official presentation of the 2019 Acura RDX Prototype at the Detroit motor show on Monday.

Thanks to Eriquin Gu for the tip!

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Acura RDX Prototype Brings New Design Language To Detroit 21
Dec
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Acura, Acura Concepts, Acura RDX, Acura Videos, Film, video on 12 21st, 2017


Acura is bringing a new pre-production concept to the Detroit Auto Show, and has released this teaser video to give us an idea of what to expect.

Called the RDX Prototype, the concept is slated to preview the forthcoming third generation of the luxury crossover. And with it, Honda’s luxury division is ushering in a new design language.

Not an entirely new one, mind you: dubbed “Precision Crafted Performance,” it’s a styling direction we’ve seen on the Precision Concept and Precision Cockpit. Only this time it’s being implemented on a production model.

Whatever it’s called, it’s set to proliferate across all future Acuras once the new RDX is out. And the Prototype (in typical Honda style) will likely emerge as pretty close to what the production version will look like.

Look for Acura to unveil the RDX Prototype in full on January 15 at the Cobo Center in downtown Detroit.

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Acura RDX Prototype Brings New Design Language To Detroit 21
Dec
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Acura, Acura Concepts, Acura RDX, Acura Videos, Film, video on 12 21st, 2017


Acura is bringing a new pre-production concept to the Detroit Auto Show, and has released this teaser video to give us an idea of what to expect.

Called the RDX Prototype, the concept is slated to preview the forthcoming third generation of the luxury crossover. And with it, Honda’s luxury division is ushering in a new design language.

Not an entirely new one, mind you: dubbed “Precision Crafted Performance,” it’s a styling direction we’ve seen on the Precision Concept and Precision Cockpit. Only this time it’s being implemented on a production model.

Whatever it’s called, it’s set to proliferate across all future Acuras once the new RDX is out. And the Prototype (in typical Honda style) will likely emerge as pretty close to what the production version will look like.

Look for Acura to unveil the RDX Prototype in full on January 15 at the Cobo Center in downtown Detroit.

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Acura Stretches The TLX With Long-Wheelbase Prototype For China 19
Apr
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Acura, Acura Concepts, Acura TLX, concepts, Shanghai Auto Show on 04 19th, 2017


Want a new Acura sedan, but find the TLX too small? You could step up to the bigger RLX – or, if you live in China, into the stretched TLX-L. Or at least you could at sometime later this year.
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Acura Precision Concept Moves To The West Coast, Calls LA Home 19
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Acura, Acura Concepts, concepts, LA Auto Show on 11 19th, 2016


Acura's beak-less study that took this year's Detroit Motor Show by storm is on display at the 2016 LA Auto Show, waiting for visitors to check out its crafted surfaces.
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Acura’s Precision Cockpit Concept Is A Glimpse Of The Future 16
Nov
Posted by Andreas Tsaousis in Acura, Acura Concepts, LA Auto Show on 11 16th, 2016


The Precision Concept that was launched at January's NAIAS was supposed to showcase Acura's new exterior language. Now, the brand is following that up with the Precision Cockpit that was just displayed at the LA Show.
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Acura NSX GT3 Getting Towed To SEMA By 2017 MDX 27
Oct
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Acura, Acura Concepts, Acura MDX, Acura NSX, concepts, Honda / Acura NSX, new cars, racing, SEMA show on 10 27th, 2016


Acura have chosen the 2016 SEMA Show, in Las Vegas, to display their NSX GT3, which will celebrate its North American racing debut next year.
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Acura Precision Concept Coming To 2016 Pebble Beach 19
Aug
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Acura Concepts, concepts, Pebble Beach, Reports on 08 19th, 2016


The Precision will make its way onto the Concept Lawn this Sunday at Pebble Beach where it will showcase its performance-oriented styling while also pointing towards the future of Acura designs.
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Watch New Acura NSX Pikes Peak Class Victory Run 2
Jul
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Acura, Acura Concepts, Acura NSX, Acura Videos, concepts, Honda / Acura NSX, Pikes Peak, racing, video on 07 2nd, 2016


The challenging Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, which celebrated its 100th birthday this year, ended last weekend, but videos continue to pop up.
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Slightly Tweaked Acura NSX Claims Time Attack 2 Victory At Pikes Peak 27
Jun
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Acura, Acura Concepts, Acura NSX, Acura Videos, concepts, Electric Vehicles, Honda / Acura NSX, Pikes Peak, racing, video on 06 27th, 2016


Put through its paces on the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, the 2017 NSX came out a winner in the Time Attack 2 class.
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Acura NSX EV Concept Is Ready For The Race To The Clouds 20
Jun
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Acura, Acura Concepts, Acura NSX, concepts, Electric Vehicles, Honda / Acura NSX, Pikes Peak, racing on 06 20th, 2016


Acura has dropped the first official images of the NSX-based EV Concept, which will tackle this year's Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.
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Lexus, Infiniti & Acura Designs Cater To Chinese Market Trends 26
May
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Acura, Acura Concepts, china, Infiniti, Infiniti Concepts, LEXUS, Lexus Concept, Reports on 05 26th, 2016


The reason Japanese brands have gone for designs ranging from bold to extravagant is so that they can get ahead in the tightly-contested premium segment race taking place in China.
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Acura RLX Hybrid Picked As Their Second-Gen Autonomous Test Car 21
May
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Acura, Acura Concepts, Acura RLX, Autonomous, concepts, Hybrids, Tech on 05 21st, 2016


Waving goodbye to the large spinning Lidar sensor, Acura's latest automated development vehicle has been introduced in California.
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Acura Precision Concept Should Not Be Overlooked 12
Feb
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Acura, Acura Concepts, Chicago Auto Show, concepts on 02 12th, 2016


Revealed at last month's Detroit show, the Precision concept that made its way to Chicago this week does not directly preview a future production model.
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Acura Brings Precision And NSX In New Color To Chicago 9
Feb
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Acura Concepts, Chicago Auto Show, concepts, Honda / Acura NSX on 02 9th, 2016


After making its world premiere at the 2016 NAIAS, the Acura Precision Concept will go on display at the Chicago Auto Show this week.
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