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Acura is optimistic that 2016 RDX, MDX will help keep its lead vs. German brands

Acura is so confident of its strong position in crossovers that it believes it will further expand in the U.S. market, according to Acura General Manager Mike Accavitti. When it comes to overall sales, Acura (Honda’s upmarket marque) trails behind Lexus and Germany’s luxury brands. However, sales of Acura’s crossovers (including the compact RDX and midsize MDX) are substantially higher than those from BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi.

In 2014, Acura did better than Lexus in total compact/midsize crossover sales. So far though, Lexus is leading this year. When interviewed at the newly held New York auto show, Accavitti said that the U.S. is skewing towards light trucks and that Acura is building out from its solid core of vehicles.

During the first three months of 2015, Acura sold 25,799 units of the RDX and MDX – beating out the 17,757 units sold for the BMW X3 and X5, the 16,140 units sold of Mercedes' GLK and M class, and the 12,806 total of Audi's Q5 and Q7.

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2015 Acura MDX, RDX, TLX are ‘Best Cars for the Money’ awardees

Acura has three luxury performance models that were applauded by the U.S. News Best Cars for their level of quality and value. Last February, Acura was recognized at the U.S. News & World Report's 2015 Best Cars for the Money awards.

The 2015 MDX was named the Best Luxury 3-Row SUV for the Money. Meanwhile, the 2015 RDX got the Best Luxury Compact SUV for the Money award. The winner of the Upscale Midsize Car category was the 2015 TLX. For the third straight year, the MDX, the top-selling 3-row luxury SUV in the U.S., was listed as a Best Cars for the Money recipient.

Meanwhile, it’s now the second consecutive year that the RDX was named Best Compact SUV. Presented as a new model in August last year, the TLX is both a hit when it comes to sales and in front of industry critics.

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Acura will turn its attention to cars after redesigning the RDX and MDX crossovers

As you may know already Acura redesigned the RDX and MDX crossovers for the 2014MY and now the American manufacturer owned by Honda is planning to focus on cars. The TL redesign will come next year and will probably be renamed TLX as will also have to appeal to past buyers of the TSX.

For those who don’t know, the TSX is going away at the end of the 2014 model year as the Honda Accord shifts to a global platform structure, which means that there is no smaller European Accord on which to base the popular sedan.

Moreover, Acura needs to axe the TSX as it continues to rival the recently introduced ILX in sales. The upcoming Acura TLX will use a smaller global Accord platform, which means that the sedan will be shrunk. One of the most important changes will be the new Honda Earth Dreams engine, a 3.5-liter V6 developing 310 hp and found on the RLX flagship sedan.

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Acura MDX enters 2019 model year with visual enhancements and new A-Spec variant

Acura is rolling out this month the latest iteration of its mid-size three-row luxury sports utility vehicle – the 2019 Acura MDX. The sixth installment of Acura’s third-generation luxury SUV, the 2019 MDX boasts of enhancements in drivability and interior fitment as well as availability of new premium exterior colors and an A-Spec sport appearance package.

For the 2019 model year, the Acura MDX is still powered by a 3.5-liter i-VTEC V6 engine that delivers 290 hp of max output and 267 lb.-ft. of peak torque. As standard, the MDX comes as a front-wheel drive unit, although it could also be availed in SH-AWD (Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive) configuration. Previously available only on the MDX Sport Hybrid, Acura's Active Damper System (ADS) is now available on all versions of the SUV, providing greater levels of handling and ride comfort.

The V6 engine of the 2019 Acura MDX is mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission, which now allow for a smoother, more seamless acceleration feel, as programmed to deliver better acceleration, towing and pulling capabilities when needed. Likewise, the upgraded Idle Stop system is now standard on all MDX versions, boasting of faster engine re-start response and operational smoothness.

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At last, the new 2019 Acura RDX is arriving this June, and customers interested in purchasing this reengineered and redesigned SUV would need at least around $38,295 (including destination) in their pockets to own the entry-level version of this luxury vehicle.

The base two-wheel drive model of the 2019 Acura RDX has a window sticker price of $37,300, before $995 in destination fees. The base 2019 RDX with the Super Handling-All Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system, on the other hand, is priced at $39,300 before $995 destination fees. At this starting price, the Acura RDX is essentially less expensive than the BMW X3 (at $41,000), the Audi Q5 (at $41,500), and the Volvo XC60 (at $41,500). However, the new RDX is bit pricier than the Infiniti QX50 (at $36,550), the Lexus NX (at $35,985) and the Lincoln MKC (at $33,995).

Interestingly, some standard equipment and features on the RDX are offered as optional on more expensive luxury SUVs like the X3 and the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300. These include adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist as well as road departure mitigation. Furthermore, the base RDX with SH-AWD comes standard with LED headlights, a panoramic moonroof, as well as a set of 19-inch wheels.

Read the entire article 2019 Acura RDX arrives in June with starting price of $37,300 before destination fee

Earlier this year, we saw the Acura RDX Prototype in Detroit. And as it was very impressive, we hoped that the production version would be similar. That’s why it delighted us when the 2019 Acura RDX finally made its debut in New York and it appeared just like the prototype, inside and out.

Starting off with its dimensions, the 2019 model year rides on a new platform that stretches its wheelbase by 2.6 inches (6.6 centimeters), giving more space for both passengers and their things. The cabin still fits five people but it now has a fully flat rear floor due to certain revisions.

Acura’s structure has been made stronger, thanks to the high strength steel. It now features a five-link independent rear suspension at the back, electric power steering, and adaptive dampers - all these are supposed to sharpen the handling of SUVs.

Read the entire article 2019 Acura RDX is dead ringer of Detroit prototype, shows major redesign from prior model

After lifting the veil off the 2019 Acura RDX Prototype at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show, the Japanese luxury carmaker is getting ready to take the wraps off the final production version of the third-generation sports utility vehicle at the upcoming 2018 New York Auto Show at the end of this month.

According to Acura, the actual reveal of the production version of the 2019 Acura RDX is set for March 28, 2018. Along with the regular SUV, the Japanese premium carmaker will also be unveiling the all-new 2019 Acura RDX A-Spec, a sporty looking variant of the utility. Acura will commence sales of the next generation of the RDX in mid-2018.

The third-generation 2019 RDX represents the first time that an all-new Acura model employs the brand’s latest design language, which will also influence the carmaker’s new generation vehicles. The 2019 iteration of the SUV will be powered by a new 2.0-liter VTEC Turbo engine, which sends power to the Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system through a segment-first 10-speed transmission. These elements are complemented by the NSX-inspired Integrated Dynamics System,

Read the entire article Acura confirms debut of all-new 2019 RDX luxury utility at 2018 New York Auto Show

Acura has unveiled the 2019 Acura RDX Prototype at the 2018 North American International Auto Show (Detroit Auto Show), and as expected, the precursor to the luxury brand’s next generation of the premium compact sports utility vehicle didn’t fail to impress. It seems like Acura is sticking to the formula that allowed the RDX to become a best-seller, while adding more space, power and luxury.

Although the Acura RDX unleashed at the Detroit Auto Show is labeled as a Prototype, it is seen as very close to the final production version. Both Honda and Acura are famous for revealing prototypes that are very similar to their final production versions. Thus, the 2019 Acura RDX Prototype could simply be a production-ready example of the newest generation of the premium compact SUV.

The new Acura RDX Prototype embodies the most extensive Acura redesign in more than a decade. Completely redesigned from top to bottom, the RDX Prototype is the first Acura model to fully employ the brand’s new exterior design language that made its debut in the Acura Precision Concept. It is also the first Acura model to feature the new interior design and technology shown in the Acura Precision Cockpit. As penned, the new Acura RDX Prototype features a design that starts from the luxury brand’s signature diamond pentagon grille, and continues through its sharply sculpted body, dynamic character lines. The Acura RDX Prototype features all-LED exterior lighting that makes use of the next-generation Acura Jewel Eye LED headlights.

Read the entire article Larger and more powerful 2019 Acura RDX Prototype debuts at 2018 Detroit Auto Show

Cars being displayed at different auto shows are usually displayed on the floor just by themselves. However, since the 2016 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show or 2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, hosts the unusual, we can expect some carmakers or tuners to make use of bizarre methods display their show cars. And that is just what Acura is doing at the 2016 SEMA Show for its highly anticipated Acura NSX GT3.

Instead of sitting by itself ever lonely, Acura NSX GT3 sits on a custom trailer seemingly towed by a 2017 Acura MDX. Both are customized works and so is the trailer. Initially developed by Acura’s Japanese race engineering team, the NSX GT3 has been developed to prove that the NSX – while serving as the pinnacle expression of Acura Precision Crafted Performance – could perform basically as well as in GT3 racing.

The new Acura NSX GT3 and the NSX actually have a number of similarities, although the race car has been made distinct enough to enable it to compete in the GT3 class. For instance, both have the same overall design with similar fascias. Both have the same headlights as well as the same precision crafted front grille.

Read the entire article 2017 Acura MDX tows new Acura NSX GT3 at 2016 SEMA Show [Live Photos]

Auto shows are hosted every year to showcase various products from automakers and aftermarket specialists alike. These events are the best outlets to market creations ranging from concept cars, to production models, and even to upgraded version of previous models. One particular event is the SEMA Show, an aftermarket trade show that has been annually held in Las Vegas.

For those who do not know, SEMA is an acronym for Specialty Equipment Market Association which consists of more than 6,000 companies worldwide including aftermarket specialists, original equipment manufacturers (OEM), media, car dealers, specialty equipment distributors, installers, retailers and restoration specialists.

An annual SEMA Show is held during the first week of November, in line with the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week. This is where automotive aftermarket trade groups display their newest creations along with educational seminars, networking opportunities and product demonstrations.

Read the entire article 2017 Acura MDX arrives as with custom NSX GT3 Trailer at the 2016 SEMA Show

Acura revealed its latest version of the 2017 Acura MDX, one with a new style and luxury features added. This refreshed and restyled luxury SUV is equipped with the Sport Hybrid Super Handling-All Wheel Drive and it is expected that all grades will have the AcuraWatch.

With the inclusion of the automatic emergency braking, this makes the 2017 Acura MDX the first luxury SUV of its segment to have these driver-assistive and safety technologies.

This luxury SUV is expected to begin sales at official Acura dealerships across the U.S. in the summer of 2016. The MDX Sport Hybrid will then go on sale sometime late 2016.

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Super luxurious vehicles like the Porsche 718 Boxster, the Spyker C8 Preliator, and the Koenigsegg Regera are among the attractions at the upcoming 2016 New York Auto Show. But it’s not just these impressive supercars from the iconic car manufacturers that are drawing attention.

In fact, some of the most-awaited vehicles will be making their debut at the show. Here are six of the cars that no one should miss viewing at the New York Auto Show.

There you have it, a list of must-sees during the New York Auto Show. Make sure to take down some notes about these vehicles when you have time so that you can compare which of these cars make into your Car Bucket List.

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Honda Motor Co. is planning to invest $85 million to give its East Liberty site in Ohio the capability to build a fourth nameplate – the Acura MDX. The investment will result to the addition of new welding equipment, conveyors and other gear that will enable the plant to assemble the Acura MDX crossover starting early 2017.

The plant East Liberty currently builds the Honda CR-V crossover and Crosstour hatchback, and the Acura RDX crossover. Honda will still produce the MDX at its Lincoln plant in Alabama that also builds the Honda Pilot crossover, Ridgeline pickup and Odyssey minivan.

According to John Mendel, executive vice president of American Honda, adding a second production site for the MDX will provide the Japanese carmaker flexibility as its expects truck sales to rise, adding that the company is bound to roll out a redesigned Pilot this year and a redesigned Ridgeline in 2016.

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Besides the 2016 Honda Pilot, the Japanese manufacturer also introduced the 2016 Acura RDX luxury sport-utility at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show. Set to hit the dealerships this Spring, the 2016 Acura RDX shows new Jewel Eye LED projector headlamps, new LED taillights as well as an expanded list of safety features.

Moreover, the 2016 Acura RDX features restyled front and rear fascias as well as a new three-dimensional grille treatment. Moreover, the lower front and rear fascias also received a new look featuring fresh details. The interior was updated too and shows high-contrast silver and black trim, as well as significant upgrades such as standard heated front seats and new second-row air conditioning vents.

In addition, the Technology Package adds new 8-way adjustable power passenger’s front seats, dual-screen On-Demand Multi-Information Display (ODMD), HD Radio, blind spot information (BSI) and Rear Cross Traffic Monitor. For those who want even more, the Advance Package adds rain-sensing wipers, front fog lights, Bi-Directional Keyless remote engine start, front and rear parking sensors, ventilated front seats, an auto-dimming driver's side mirror, and AcuraWatch advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies.

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The 2016 Acura RDX, which made its debut at the Chicago Auto Show on February 12, features numerous improvements to its styling and performance. Just last year, it broke sales records and was one of the top-selling SUVs.

With these enhancements, it continues to strengthen its superiority in the compact luxury SUV segment. Acura merged new exterior and interior design features in the 2016 RDX to emphasize its sportiness and its luxury level. This was done artfully and cohesively.

RDX has already made a reputation for itself as one of the fastest and most frugal V6-powered entry-luxury SUVs. Nevertheless, the company has taken it a step further as it improvedits dynamics, comfort, performance, and NVH.

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Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com has given the prestigious Best Buy Award in the Luxury SUV/Crossover category to the MY2015 Acura MDX – earning it the right to boast being one of 12 carefully chosen vehicles for the 2015 model year.

Industry experts at KBB.com performed rigorous evaluation and testing and considered a number of data like cost of ownership information, consumer reviews and ratings, and vehicle sales/retail sales information.

Mike Accavitti, senior vice president and general manager at Acura division, remarked that the Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Award is significant to the brand as it combines both expert evaluations and comprehensive data.

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Thanks to record sales in the first six months of 2014, the third-generation Acura MDX became America's best-selling three-row luxury SUV of all time. Acura sold 68.4 percent more MDX (30,664 units) in the first half of 2014 compared to sales in the same period a year ago.

With the figure, Acura has sold 692,710 units of the MDX in a span of almost 15 years, making it the best-selling three-row luxury SUV of all time. Likewise, the MDX has been the annual best-seller among three-row luxury SUVs since 2002.

Acura expects to sell more than 700,000 units of the MDX before the end of 2014. Mike Accavitti, senior vice president and general manager of Acura Division, thanked customers for making the MDX “the clear winner” among three-row luxury SUVs.

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American Honda Motor Co. will offer Apple's Siri Eyes Free in several of its models, including the 2013-2014 Honda Accord and 2013 Acura RDX and ILX, starting December 3, 2013.  The Siri Eyes Free will allow drivers with compatible iPhone models to voice-instruct Siri to perform certain functions on their phone while keeping their focus on driving.

This hands-free software employs the vehicle's onboard speakers and microphones to read and send e-mails and text messages.

Siri Eyes Free can also check the weather and set up calendar entries while providing voice navigation, sports scores, and stock quotes. The hands-free program also aims to limit distractions by keeping the iPhone's screen from lighting up. 

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The redesigned 2014 Acura MDX that goes on sale in July will carry a price tag of $42,290 (plus $895 for destination). Comparing it with the outgoing model which was offered only with AWD, the 2014 Acura MDX is actually $990 cheaper. Still, the 2014 MDX is offered in both front- and all-wheel drive (using the Super Handling All-Wheel Drive).

The base price is for the standard, two-wheel-drive model. As expected, four trim levels are offered and all of them use the direct-injected 3.5-liter V6 engine delivering 290 hp and 267 pound-feet of torque, bolted to a six-speed automatic transmission. The 2014 Acura MDX comes as standard with push-button start, the new Jewel Eye LED headlights, AcuraLink system and an eight-inch multi-function display screen as well as blind spot monitoring and a premium audio system.

For those who want even more, the 2014 MDX with the Technology package costs $46,565 and for these money you will get 19-inch wheels (18-inch wheels are offered as standard), front collision warning, lane departure warning, wipers with rain sensors and a color TFT display.

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Honda Manufacturing of Alabama (HMA) has commenced mass production for the all-new 2014 Acura MDX luxury sport utility vehicle. HMA is now the exclusive global producer of the Acura MDX, as well as key Honda light truck models, like the Odyssey minivan, the Pilot sport utility vehicle and the Ridgeline pickup. HMA also assembles the V-6 engines to be equipped in each vehicle it produces. 

The 2014 Acura MDX, which is designed, engineered and developed in the United States, is powered by an all-new Earth Dreams Technology direct injection V-6 engine that will be built in North America for the first time.

Acura MDX luxury SUV is regarded as a benchmark vehicle in its segment and was Acura's best-selling model in 2012. The 2014 Acura MDX is now underpinned by a completely new platform, offering enhanced ride comfort and a more versatile and luxurious interior. The seven-seat Acura MDX also boasts of class-leading fuel economy and improved dynamic performance.

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