2019 Acura RDX official production design
As a premium brand, Acura has always been held to a high standard of both luxury and performance. Still, as competition gets more and more fierce, the brand has to stay ahead if it can truly impress with its precision-crafted performance. This makes redesigns even more important than ever before. How does the 2019 Acura RDX official production design, just revealed at the 2018 New York International Auto Show stack up?
From prototype to reality
The prototype of the 2019 RDX was just flaunted in January, but it’s never quite clear how much of an initial design will make it to market. We’re proud to say, the RDX has all the design lines and benefits originally announced, but now we have even more details.
As originally indicated, the updated Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive system will be coming to the Acura RDX in 2019. Though we had previously seen the system in the first-generation model, it disappeared as an option for the second-generation. Revised to be even better than ever with the ability to not only send up to 70 percent of torque to the rear wheels, but also 100% to each of the rear wheels when necessary, it has been indicated that the RDX will be the first Acura model to receive the system. We’d expect future redesigns to be updated too.
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The engine for the 2019 Acura RDX will be a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder, replacing the current V6. Despite the smaller displacement, the turbocharger allows the model to provide up to 272 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. Mated to it is a segment-first 10-speed automatic transmission.
Design and mechanical upgrades are drawing obvious attraction, but there are a handful of new features that will be available, including an Intuitive True Touchpad Interface to access features on the 10.2-inch HD center display. Acura ELS studio 3D Audio is also an available feature that is sure to please audiophiles.
Curious about standard features for the 2019 Acura RDX? Stay tuned here at the Radley Acura Blog for more updates.