The Acura RDX Prototype has been unveiled at the 2018 Detroit motor show, and previews the third generation version of the crossover vehicle.
The five-seat RDX has a 30mm wider track, and 64mm longer wheelbase than the current model, although we don’t yet know the car’s exact dimensions.
Under the bonnet, the third-generation RDX will be available with a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine coupled to a 10-speed automatic transmission.
The company has yet to provide output or performance data for the RDX’s 2.0-litre engine, but we expect it to be closely related to the motor used in the latest Accord, which generates 188kW of power and 370Nm of torque, and is paired with a 10-speed auto.
This mill is closely related to the 2.0-litre turbo monster powering the latest Civic Type R, which boasts 228kW and 400Nm to its name.
In addition to front-wheel drive, the new RDX will be available with the company’s torque-vectoring Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system, and an adaptive damper setup with four driver-selectable modes: Sport, Sport+, Comfort and Snow.
Available features on the new RDX include LED exterior lighting, 16-way power adjustment for the front seats, Nappa leather interior trim, a wide panoramic sunroof, a head-up display, blind spot monitoring, surround view camera system, Wi-Fi hot spot, and front and rear parking sensors.
The RDX’s infotainment system features a 10.2-inch screen mounted high on the dashboard. The driver and front passenger can operate the system either via the touchscreen itself, or a touchpad in the centre tunnel. There’s a 16-speaker 710W Panasonic sound system on top-spec models.
The new RDX is the first new generation model to debut after Acura unveiled its latest design philosophy via the Acura Precision Concept.