For those of you who saw the RDX prototype that Acura showcased in the Detroit Auto Show that took place during January, the prototype’s innovative and eye-catching features were bound to have left you waiting for more news on its development. Fast forward to the New York Auto Show and you will have all of your curiosity regarding the RDX prototype satiated by the 2019 Acura RDX; the company’s latest and (so far) greatest compact luxury SUV.
The Acura RDX’s design borrows a lot from the precision concept of 2016, the car has a less aggressive looking nose and its overall look places greater emphasis on sculpts that make the car look more sporty and give it an easy going kind of feel. The interior of the car is influenced by the 2016 precision concept as well; the dashboard is designed with the NSX in mind and there are several buttons that let the driver interact with various features. The most prominent feature of the Acura RDX’s interior is its 10.2 inch infotainment screen, it comes with a True Touchpad Interface; the screen behaves a lot more like a smartphone screen which makes using it feel more natural. Another great thing about the infotainment system is that its screen features two “zones”, allowing you to view more than one app at the same time.
The Acura RDX also boasts LED headlights, a keyless entry system, powered tailgate, a moonroof, 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot and more features that will make driving the RDX quite enjoyable. It also comes with the standard AcuraWatch safety suite which ensures safer driving.
The RDX also features 20 inch alloy rims with extremely thin rubber tires, coupled with glossy black accents all across the car’s body that really give it a ready to rumble kind of look. Its interior is also designed to be quite sporty with either red or black leather seats with contrasting stitching and a red illuminated gauge cluster with an attractive satin finish.
Regardless of what Acura RDX variant you go for, you will get access to a 2.0 litre turbocharged engine with a whopping 272 horsepower and 280 pounds/feet of torque. The engine will be complemented by a 10 speed automatic/standard all-wheel drive, the car maker’s AWD system will allow 70% of the engine’s torque to reach the rear wheels, meaning that this car shall be more than capable of providing a superb amount of driving power.
The Acura RDX is going to become available in somewhere in the middle of 2018 and its pricing is yet to be announced. Till then, all we can do is sit and drool over what pictures we have of this incredible luxury SUV.