Acura brought today at the 2013 NAIAS the 2014 MDX Prototype, a concept that previews the third generation of the popular, 7-passenger MDX performance luxury SUV. The first visual impact with the “Aero Sculpture” styling of the 2014 MDX Prototype shows the signature Acura Jewel Eye LED headlights. According to Acura, the new design makes the MDX Prototype is with 16 percent more efficient than the outgoing model.
For the first time, Acura will also offer a front-wheel drive version of MDX in addition to the all-wheel drive (SH-AWD) model. Under the hood, there is a direct-injected 3.5-liter i-VTEC SOHC V-6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) that promises to deliver improved torque and more spirited performance.
Moreover, the 2014 Acura MDX Prototype features plenty of safety technologies such as next generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure and the available Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW) systems.
And things don’t stop here, as the 2014 MDX Prototype comes with next generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure and the available Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW) systems.
The new MDX will also feature the next-generation AcuraLink cloud-based connected car system with Pandora connectivity, SiriusXM radio, SMS text messaging, and cloud-based Aha by Harman connectivity. The new Acura MDX will be built to the company's vehicle and V-6 engine manufacturing facility in Lincoln, Alabama.