Acura MDX Prototype Teases Major Change
Add Acura to the list of brands taking the wraps off a future vehicle, virtually, this month.
Just one day after Volkswagen unveils the Taos, Acura will show off a prototype that previews the next MDX.
Acura is promising big change for the three-row crossover, calling the redesign its “most ambitious” ever for the MDX. The fourth-generation of the MDX, or at least the prototype version, will bow on October 14.
A teaser image of the MDX is above.
“We’re accelerating Acura’s commitment to Precision Crafted Performance and this fourth-generation MDX is the most ambitious and consequential redesign of an Acura core model in our history,” said Jon Ikeda, vice president and Acura brand officer. “This all-new MDX will take us into new territory in terms of performance, prestige and emotional appeal.”
The MDX will be longer, lower, and wider than the current-gen vehicle, according to Acura, and it will have LED headlights and taillights.
The MDX is the brand’s best-selling vehicle, accounting for around a third of Acura’s sales since it launched, according to the brand.
Teasers being what they are, there are no specs to report on right this second. We’ll know a lot more in two weeks.
Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at Web2Carz.com. He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for About.com, CarFax, Vehix.com, High Gear Media, Torque News, FutureCar.com, Cars.com, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as AutoGuide.com, Off-Road.com, and HybridCars.com. He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.
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