Acura Continues to Use RDX to Push Boundaries

August 22nd, 2018 by

Acura has always been pushing boundaries. Ever since its birth in 1985, the first luxury-only brand to come out of Japan, has been trying to stay on step ahead of the game with new technology and innovative designs.

This is no more apparent than when you track the history of its first crossover SUV, the RDX.

When it was unveiled in 2007, the RDX was the first vehicle with a turbocharged Honda engine to become available for sale in North America.

This vehicle well ahead of its time, arriving a few years ago before crossover hysteria hit in the early 2010s. In the current day and age, crossovers now out-sell SUVs and pickup trucks by more than three to one.

The second-generation

Sales of the RDX in North America continued to increase in line with the growing popularity of this type of vehicle.

This skyrocketed once the second-generation of the vehicle became available in 2013. This vehicle replaced the turbo-charged four-cylinder engine with a 3.5-liter V6 engine twinned with a six-speed automatic, improving acceleration and fuel economy significantly.

Smaller tweaks have been every year since. The 2018 RDX is lighter with a lower center of gravity allowing it to aip around the road more pleasurably than ever before. It can get from 0 to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds.

Hype surrounds the third-generation

The prototype for the third-generation RDX was debuted at the North American International Auto Show in January 2018. The 2019 Acura RDX will be built on a new platform and with a new turbocharged engine.

Information remains limited but we can expect the four-wheel drive to include a brand new Super Handling All-Wheel Drive(SH-AWD) function.

A sportier body and high-class interior with an all-new infotainment system can also be expected.

To take a test-drive of the Rizza RDX in Orland Park, Illinois, get in touch with the Joe Rizza Acura team today. 

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