Acura MDX concept officially unveiled in Detroit

Acura MDX concept live in Detroit 15.01.2013
Acura MDX concept live in Detroit 15.01.2013

Previews the production model

Acura has officially unveiled the MDX prototype at the North American International Auto Show.

Designed to preview the production model that will go on sale later this year, the concept has an evolutionary design which incorporates "Jewel Eye" LED headlights and large shield grille. The model also has aluminum accents, roof rails and a tailgate-mounted spoiler.

Detailed specifications were not released, but Acura says the model is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine that provides "performance and driving comfort appropriate for a luxury SUV." That's a little vague, but the engine will likely have an output of 310 hp (231 kW) and 272 lb-ft (368 Nm) of torque.

The 2014 Acura MDX will be introduced in mid-2013, so look for a possible debut at the New York Auto Show.

Source: Acura

Acura World Debuts All-New MDX Prototype and Further Advanced NSX Concept at the 2013 North American International Auto Show

DETROIT, Michigan, U.S.A., January 15, 2013 - An all-new Acura MDX Prototype and further advanced Acura NSX Concept made their world debut at the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan (Press days: January 14-15 / Public days: January 19-27).

MDX Prototype
Adopting a front grille and Jewel Eye™ LED headlights that represent the next-generation design of the Acura brand, the Acura MDX Prototype expresses a smooth and elegant form that provides a sense of flowing air. Although the vehicle height was successfully lowered by 1.5 inches, a spacious interior equivalent to the current model was secured through highly-efficient packaging.

While achieving both high torque and excellent fuel economy with an all-new 3.5L direct-injected SOHC i-VTEC® V6 engine, acceleration performance and driving comfort appropriate for a luxury SUV were also realized through fully refurbished front and rear suspensions and a lightweight chassis. Acura plans to produce the all-new 2014 MDX at its Alabama plant and introduce it to the U.S. market by mid-2013.

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Cayman_ Cayman_
it looks like the current MDX and Audi Q7 had a baby, looks decent though
Jan 17th, 2013 12:40pm
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eddie eddie
Looks great especially with those headlights! I had a 2000 MDX which we gave to our daughter when she turned 16 and it is still running great with no major problems at 200,000 miles. We down sized to a RDX in 2010 and love it.
Jan 16th, 2013 12:41am
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