Acura RDX undergoes 'most in depth' overhaul in a decade

Acura’s RDX, the top-selling luxurious compact crossover within the U.S. as lately as 2015, is present process its most in depth redesign in additional than a decade because it squares off in opposition to a wave of latest rivals.

The 2019 RDX would be the first Acura mannequin to be utterly overhauled since designer Jon Ikeda took over as basic supervisor of Honda Motor Co.’s luxurious model in 2015.

The third-generation RDX might be revealed in the course of the 2018 Detroit auto present in January, Honda Motor Co. executives mentioned Thursday.

The retooled RDX might be constructed on an Acura-exclusive platform and, for the primary time, be designed, developed and engineered in america, Honda mentioned.

Based mostly on a teaser picture launched Thursday, the RDX will characteristic a swept-back lengthy hood just like Acura’s Precision Idea unveiled on the Detroit auto present in 2016.

Parts from the Precision Cockpit idea — launched on the 2016 Los Angeles auto present — might be featured on the RDX and encompass a wholly new inside, consumer interface and working system.

The premium compact crossover market has turn into more and more aggressive in recent times with new entries from Lexus, Infiniti, Jaguar and Alfa Romeo. The Lexus NX, launched in late 2014, has rocketed previous the RDX to prime the phase in gross sales since 2016.

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