Honda’s luxury division is working on the new generation RDX SUV. We know that because we managed to catch the first testing model. Now, in contrast to some other reports that suggest that this will be just a mid-cycle refresh, we are pretty sure that the Japanese car manufacturer prepares the totally redesigned 2019 Acura RDX. It’s pretty simple to conclude that because the prototype appears to be bigger from today’s crossover.
Except it’s bigger, the next generation Acura’s mid-size SUV will also feature a completely different look. The actual details are still blurry because of all this camo, yet we are pretty sure that the front-end styling gets manufacturers new signature grille that’s already introduced with the bigger MDX. There is also new LED headlights and a little bit more pronounced front bumper. Crossover’s profile suggests that the 2019 Acura RDX might feature a little bit boxier shape that resembles the latest CR-V. Still, this is expected because these two share a platform. Around back, Acura’s best-selling nameplate is likely getting more spirit. There is a largely sportier rear bumper and redesigned dual exhaust system, while the new taillights sit significantly higher than earlier.
The 2019 RDX will probably get rid of the current 3.5-liter engine. Instead, the crossover will probably use a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder unit. According to information we have, the engine will be capable of producing around 230 horsepower, which is more than enough. There is also a big possibility of seeing some kind of hybrid or even a plug-in hybrid. The carmaker strives to do add a hybrid to all models, so they won’t skip the new generation RDX without any doubt.
Stay tuned for updates.