AutoWeek followed up its "unapproved" online debut of the 2007 Honda CR-V
with the unveiling of the 2007 Acura MDX
, as well. Heavily inspired by the MD-X Concept
that was unveiled at the 2006 New York Auto Show
, the new MD-X sports an all-new design that differs sharply from the well-received looks of the current model. The new design works well too, especially the bold front grille treatment and gently bulging fender flares. The new interior also has been completely overhauled to be more "driver-oriented". A new 3.7-liter V6 will be powering the MDX
and produces 300 horsepower and 275 ft-lbs. of torque, about 40 hp and 25 ft-lbs. more than the motor it replaces. Sport, Technology and Entertainment packages will encompass all the options available for the MDX and include such items as active dampers, a DVD nav system and rear-seat entertainment system. Though pricing has yet to be confirmed, AutoWeek guesses it will range from $41,000 to $48,000.
(Interior pic after the jump)