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Acura RDX Prototype Debuts

2018 Acura RDX Prototype

In January 2018 the Acura RDX Prototype made its world debut at the 2018 North American International Auto Show. One of the most talked about things with the new Acura RDX is the most extensive redesign done on the Acura’s in the past 10 years. As the RDX is the first of its kind for the new generation of Acura’s it is easy to see the hype behind the new Acura prototype [1].

[1] Acura News, 2018

What to Expect from the New Prototype

Although the Acura prototype that was on display at the Detroit Auto Show was not a production model, it does more than likely represent what you will see from Acura in showrooms later on this year. And, if Acura holds true to what they have done in the past with prototypes there will be no major changes made once production begins. As before the RDX shares its basic architecture with the CR-V, but if you look at the prototype you will see its architecture has been significantly upgraded.

Acura RDX Prototype Sneak Peek

The RDX prototype is designed using two new concepts introduced by Acura: Acura Precision Cockpit and Acura Precision Concept. The original RDX was a sporty vehicle that was fun to drive and the new prototype continues that trend. Under the hood of the new RDX, you will find that Honda has gone back to the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, although they are not divulging the specifics as it is still a prototype. Rumor has it that the engine will be paired up with a 10-speed automatic that first debuted in the Odyssey minivan last year.

Although you will have to wait until later in the year to get the specific details on the Acura RDX, it already looks like it will be more enjoyable to drive than the car it is replacing. Come into Bay Area Acura Dealers to see the all-new Acura inventory near Tampa Bay today.