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

Article by Christian A., on July 29, 2013

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.

The all-new 2014 MDX is the third generation of Acura’s seven-seater luxury performance SUV, and is the first to be created from scratch using a new purpose-built platform (body and chassis) enhanced fully to meet the demands of today’s luxury SUV buyers.

The Acura MDX, with a nod to its flagship sedan counterpart, the RLX, employs an array of Acura signature technologies to provide Acura’s “Synergy between Man and Machine” product orientation, and extend higher degrees of prestige, comfort, and luxury in a car that operates at the driver’s will with instinctive control and a thrilling dynamic performance.

As it began on the idea of an “Executive Family Jet,” the brand new 2014 MDX is stylish and sophisticated, elegant and compelling, and made to meet the distinct performance and functional demands of the luxury SUV driver and passengers, whether they be family, friends, or clients.

By designing the new MDX, the Acura engineers aimed to focus on three core values: premium comfortability and luxury, class-leading fuel economy ratings, and a top-of-the-world safety performance. They also enhanced further the MDX’s dynamic performance while keeping what made it famous – a family-friendly, seven-passenger cabin and agile, mid-size SUV exterior size and semblance.

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