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The Next Generation of Precision Crafted Performance: 2019 Acura RDX Arrives in Canada June 15

MARKHAM, ON / MAY 29, 2018 / The completely redesigned 2019 Acura RDX is set to arrive at dealerships across Canada on June 15th. The next-generation RDX is packed with new technology and a bold, athletic design, created with the same spirit of Precision Crafted Performance that established its reputation as a leader in its segment.

 

 “The 2019 Acura RDX is a pure expression of Precision Crafted Performance. This is a development philosophy that puts the driver at the centre of it all” said, Emile Korkor, Brand Leader, Acura Canada. “Our goal from the beginning has been to deliver a perfect balance of engineering, performance, design and luxury to create a truly uncompromising and joyful experience.”

 

The RDX is the first in a new generation of Acura models developed based on the Precision Crafted Performance brand direction and most extensive Acura redesign in more than a decade – featuring a new, Acura exclusive platform, powerful new turbo powertrain, and luxurious interior.

 

Powertrain

Through its extensive redesign, the 2019 RDX focuses on performance more than ever before. Power comes from a new directinjected and turbocharged 2.0liter 16valve DOHC inline4 cylinder engine with VTEC® valvetrain. With peak output of 272 horsepower and 280 lb.ft. of torque (both SAE net), the RDX has the highest power output among key competitors1. Peak torque is up 28 lb.ft. and available from 1,600 to 4,500 rpm, with a 40 percent increase in lowend torque versus the outgoing 3.5liter normally aspirated V6.

 

Exterior Design

Taking inspiration from the Acura Precision Concept, the RDX is the first allnew Acura model designed from the ground up around the brand’s more emotional and evocative design language. The bold and bright front fascia is highlighted by Acura’s signature diamond pentagon grille, nextgeneration Acura Jewel Eye LED headlights and functional, wingshaped lower air curtain opening, inspired by the NSX. Sharp and dynamic body lines along with LED exterior lighting compliment the RDX’s more athletic proportions and stance, resulting in design that is at once more elegant and muscular than ever before. Premium exterior details include allLED lighting featuring an ultrawide power tilt and slide panoramic moonroof, standard on all trims.

 

Interior Design and Packaging

The RDX’s allnew interior is more spacious, luxurious and tech savvy, providing customers with a higher level of comfort, connectivity and convenience than ever before. Highgrade, authentic and premium material treatments abound, including handwrapped, stitched leather surfaces on the softtouch instrument panel, doors and center console, set off by brushed aluminum or available openpore Olive Ash wood accents.