The 2019 Acura RDX will start the third generation of the popular crossover. Its versatility and performance recommend the SUV. Experts and fans are together in hopes that this model will continue to bring the newest features and systems. However, designers are busy too, since we could see some interesting modifications on the exterior.
The compact crossover is in advanced phases of development, and engineers are going to prepare it for presentation very soon. However, the new generation needs a lot of improvements and tuning, so the vehicle is not coming out before its perfect. Enthusiasts should be patient, but still aware of news and updates about new RDX.
2019 Acura RDX specs
The premium crossover deserves exclusive drivetrain. Engineers are working on the new addition. Of course, all the latest technologies will be included. The 2019 Acura RDX will aim horsepower rating close to 300, as well as for torque. The current version has 279 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque. It uses 3.5-l V-6 powertrain as the only mill. This engine will remain the main source of power. However, modifications could push overall output to goal values.
Although it is a compact crossover, RDX consumes a lot of fuel. Its 27 mpg on highway and 19 mpg rate in urban areas are definitely not the good numbers. That is another area where engineers are going to put effort to make improvements. Finally, it could lead to consideration of other options, and one of them is borrowing the drivetrain from one of its smaller siblings.
Some sources indicate that we can expect 2.0-liter turbocharged petrol engine in the new generation of RDX. There isn’t much information about this engine, but we have found out that we can expect hybrid powertrain also in 2019 RDX.
2019 Acura RDX design
The first spy shots give clues what we can expect from the 2019 Acura RDX. The crossover was spotted on the streets but heavily covered. Nevertheless, experts could spot some details that are different from the current version. Headlights are one of the parts which will suffer modifications. The Jewel-Eye design goes into a new generation, which makes RDX more aggressive. However, heavy camouflage could mean radical changes although overall dimensions are pretty similar.
2019 Acura RDX interior
Sadly, photographers couldn’t do any spy photos of the cabin. However, spokesmen announced some big changes, stating them as “revamped interior”. Knowing Acura, they will go for something attractive. Control panel with HVAC system is a wish of most fans and owners. It can significantly improve comfort. Other changes will point to visual boost of the crossover’s cabin. The current model is somehow cheap, and tuning is needed. Larger displays, premium materials with stylish details, and the new audio system would bring elegance and comfort.
2019 Acura RDX release date and competition
Since 2019 Acura RDX launches a new generation of the crossover, the company is going to make a huge campaign around it. That includes various marketing activities. With them, we can’t miss the date of release. However, at this point, while the SUV is not ready yet, no one knows when it is going to debut. Nevertheless, since it is 2019 model, Acura is going to come out with first official information probably during mid-2018. Mercedes, Audi, and BMW will pay attention to the situation about new RDX, as the main competitors in the compact crossover class.