Acura’s mid-size SUV has dressed up in a new suit for the 2018 New York Auto Show. The vehicle got some interesting changes inside and out, but it kept its powertrain untouched at the moment. The Japanese carmaker figured out an interesting name for the crossover, though we are more interested in the option that’s announced for the near future. You are looking into the 2019 Acura MDX A-Spec model. As for the more interesting MDX, well, the manufacturer has promised the Type-S model, but they haven’t say how long we have to wait for the topping option.
Regarding the 2019 MDX A-Spec, the crossover is featuring an extra dose of sportiness without any doubt. Essentially, there are just a few changes on the exterior, but the changes have done the job because the vehicle looks incomparably better. The front end hosts dark trim pieces here and there, as well as a fresh badge. More precisely, both headlights and taillights are blacked-out a little bit, while the rear end also hosts a more aggressive exhaust design. The side of the car reveals amazing 20-inch 10-spoke gray-painted wheels and body-colored side sills.
The cab is enriched by red or black leather seats with faux-suede inserts. The steering wheel is somewhat thicker, while contrasting stitching, gauges, sport pedals, and faux carbon fiber trim make the A-Spec model unique.
The crossover is paired with a familiar 3.5-liter V6 engine. The only difference is lack of front-wheel drive option. Yes, the 2019 Acura MDX A-Spec comes mated to a Super Handling All-Wheel-Drive, which is almost twice better option from the FWD. The potential buyers can get an optional hybrid powertrain too.
The awesome MDX A-Spec crossover will hit the dealerships this summer. Acura hasn’t announced pricing details so far, but we think that the option has to cost $50,000.