2021 Acura RDX PMC Edition Brings Fall Flavor

2021 acura rdx pmc edition brings fall flavor

If you like pumpkin spice, Acura has continued the quest to pumpkin spice all the things with the 2021 Acura RDX PMC Edition.

Painted in an orange hue that reminds of either pumpkins or the president’s skin tone, this crossover will be built at Acura’s Performance Manufacturing Center, hence the PMC moniker.

It will be hand-built and have both the A-Spec and Advanced Packages. Only 360 will be built, and they’ll be priced in the low-$50,000 range.

If that color looks familiar, it’s not just because you might have a similarly-colored pumpkin on your porch soon or because you’re watching too many POTUS press briefings – it’s also available on the Acura NSX sports car.

Other exclusive-to-the-PMC features include 20-inch gloss black alloy wheels, body-color grille surround, black chrome exhaust finishers, and gloss black roof, sideview mirrors, and door handles.

Acura’s SH-AWD all-wheel-drive system is standard.

The stitching inside matches the exterior color. The stitching is on the seat, center console, door panels, steering wheel, and floor mats.

The paint process takes five days, and the PMC gets the same inspection as an NSX would before leaving the factory.

[Images: Acura]

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  • Speedlaw Speedlaw on Sep 23, 2020

    I'm pleased that Acura is keeping the NSX factory open with these special editions, if only because skilled workers keep jobs. Hey, you could come up with a sportscar that, you know, actually sells....instead we get yet another "special edition" with not a single new HP to be found, a glorius tape-and-stripe job. You can't even remap the ECU for a token 20 hp? Really ? Honda is a fantastic engineering company. Acura is marketing hell, and leads the otherwise excellent Honda down the wrong path. Oh well, they'll probably snag a few "bmw intenders" who can't quite swing the BMW $. Like my hero Snoopy says, "Blech"

  • Bd2 Bd2 on Sep 25, 2020

    That paint just emphasizes how awkwardly shaped the grille and headlights are (the rest is pretty decent).

  • Kurkosdr Someone should tell the Alfa Romeo people that they are a badge owned by a French company now.The main reason PSA bought FiatChrysler is that PSA has the technology to enter the luxury market but customers don't want a French luxury car for psychological/mindshare reasons. FiatChrysler has the opposite problem: they have lots of still-respected brands but not always the technology to make good cars. Not to say that if FCA has a good platform, it won't be used in a PSA car.In other words, if those Alfa Romeo buds think that they will remain a silo with their own bespoke platforms and exclusive sheet metal, they are in for a shock. This is just the start.
  • Arthur Dailey For the Hornet less expensive interior materials/finishings, decontent just a little, build it in North America and sell it for less and everyone should be happy with both the Dodge and the Alfa.
  • Bunkie I so wanted to love this car back in the day. At the time I owned a GT6+ and I was looking for something more modern. But, as they say, this car had *issues*. The first of which was the very high price premium for the V8. It was a several thousand dollar premium over the TR-7. The second was the absolutely awful fuel economy. That put me off the car and I bought a new RX-7 which, despite the thirsty rotary, still got better mileage and didn’t require premium fuel. I guess I wasn’t the only one who had this reaction because, two years later, I test-drove a leftover that had a $2,000 price cut. I don’t remember being impressed, the RX-7 had spoiled me with how easy it was to own. The TR-8 didn’t feel quick to me and it felt heavy. The first-gen RX was more in line with the idea of a light car that punched above its weight. I parted ways with both the GT6+ and the RX7 and, to this day, I miss them both.
  • Fred Where you going to build it? Even in Texas near Cat Springs they wanted to put up a country club for sport cars. People complained, mostly rich people who had weekend hobby farms. They said the noise would scare their cows. So they ended up in Dickinson, where they were more eager for development of any kind.
  • MaintenanceCosts I like the styling of this car inside and out, but not any of the powertrains. Give it the 4xe powertrain - or, better yet, a version of that powertrain with the 6-cylinder Hurricane - and I'd be very interested.