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Acura 2019 RDX To Put The Sport In Sport Utility


Acura has redesigned the 2019 RDX as part of its plan show the automotive world just what it means to put the ‘sport’ into a sport-utility vehicle. At the Detroit Auto Show in 2018, Acura unveiled the prototype of their close-to-finished third-generation RDX SUV. Now, with the New York Auto Show just over the horizon, the Japanese automaker is signaling that they are ready to take the wraps off and let the world see their newest SUV. Acura has announced that the production version of their 2019 Acura RDX will make its debut at the New York Auto Show on Marsh 28 and will hit the showroom floor in dealerships around the country later on this year. When available, you can take one for a spin at Chapman Acura and see what all the fuss is about.

Acura has designed this latest version of the popular RDX SUV to be a cut above the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, BMW X3, Audi Q5 and other top small luxury crossovers. Acura’s goal is to give the redesigned 2019 RDX driving dynamics that are much sportier than its competition. One way Acura plans to do this is by once again installing its system that has long set Acura automobiles apart: Super Handling All-Wheel Drive. Officials at Acura confirmed that this excellent system will be in the 2019 RDX. This will give it better traction and ,through torque vectoring, better handling.

The 2019 Acura RDX will be powered by a turbocharged, four-cylinder, 2.0 liter engine combined with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The company will release all the information about the 2019 Acura RDX’s specifications when they unveil the vehicle in New York at the end of March. What is already known is the new RDX will have an Integrated Dynamics System which has four driving modes. They are Sport, Sport+, Comfort as well as Snow. Those modes adjust different parameters on the vehicle. According to Acura, the changes to the new RDX were inspired by the NSX supercar’s system.

Visually, the production model of the 2019 RDX is very much like the prototype Acura unveiled in Detroit. The new Acura RDX will feature the latest iteration of the company’s trademark grille as well as their ‘Jewel Eye’ headlights that are on the RLX and TLX sedans and the MDX SUV. Acura will make the 2019 RDX their first SUV to come with the A-Spec package as an option. The A-Spec package is also offered on the Acura TLX. However, on the RDX, Acura hasn’t disclosed what performance upgrades the A-Spec package will offer.

The 2019 RDX gets an upgrade to its technology with Acura’s True Touchpad interface. This infotainment system’s primary controller is a touchpad. Acura says the system is easy to use. In Detroit the RDX prototype had a 10.2-inch display screen as well as head-up display. The production model is expected to have those as well.

The 2019 RDX was both developed and assembled in the U.S. It was designed in Los Angeles, engineered in Raymond, Ohio, the engine is manufactured in Anna, Ohio and assembly will take place in East Liberty, Ohio.

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