Acura RDX News
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Acura returns to its roots to find a winning compact crossover formula.
A fully loaded RDX will cost under $50,000.
Acura has kicked off production of the all-new 2019 RDX, capping a $54 million investment in new technologies and processes at its plant in East Liberty, Ohio, where the compact crossover will be built. It goes on sale starting in June, though prices are yet to be announced.
One of the greatest design challenges in the modern automotive industry is an infotainment system that provides loads of capabilities, but is also easy-to-use and not overly distracting. Touch screens have been leading the way as the favored option, but Acura is trying a new design that relies on a touch pad with some unique tweaks to separate it from similar systems, such as those seen in competing Lexus models. And we got to try it out in the first production application, the 2019 Acura RDX co
Calling the RDX that Acura showed at this year's Detroit Auto Show a "concept" was stretching that term to the limits of credulity. The production version of the 2019 RDX is here, and this turbocharged crossover with available AWD looks darn near identical. While it offers all-wheel drive like its Lexus NX and Audi Q3 competitors, Acura's next-generation SH-AWD should be a serious selling point.
Also debuting will be the sporty A-Spec variant, shown in teaser image
Let's see how Infiniti's all-new compact SUV stacks up.
Crossovers were hot at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show.
It closely presages the production version, which comes out midyear.
Acura reintroduced the 3rd gen RDX at the Detroit Auto Show. The RDX will take design cues from Acura's Precision Concept. Acura's RDX will launch mid 2018. For more coverage of the NAIAS 2018 head over to https://www.autoblog.com/detroit-auto-show/
It's likely based on the Honda CR-V.
Honda and Acura will recall over 2 million models in the US to give them new driver side airbag inflators.
Acura is now one of the safest brands on the market, after its entire lineup has been awarded IIHS Top Safety Pick+ and NHTSA five-star crash ratings.