A follow up to the Honda MDX Prototype seen at the 2013 Detroit auto show (pictured below), the new seven-seat Honda MDX sits on a completely new platform with a longer wheelbase promising improvements in ride comfort, cabin versatility, second-row legroom, third-row seat access, performance and fuel efficiency.
Power will come from a 3.5-litre direct-injection i-VTEC V6 engine, with Variable Cylinder Management. For the first time, a front-wheel-drive option will be offered alongside the traditional four-wheel-drive variants, in a move that will lower both the entry price and fuel consumption of the full-sized family SUV.
As CarAdvice reported late last year, the new Honda MDX is a chance to return to local shores in 2014.
Joining the MDX on Honda’s show stand will also be the updated US-spec Honda Odyssey minivan – a car that differs from the identically named local version – and the recently launched Honda Accord Plug-In and all-electric Honda Fit EV.
The 2013 New York auto show kicks off on March 27.