2018 Acura MDX: Design, Powertrains

The Acura MDX model, also known as Honda MDX in Australia and Japan, is a three-row mid-size luxury crossover and is amongst the most famous models from Acura. It is rumored that the company will launch its latest model as 2018 Acura MDX. It is manufactured by Honda, the Japanese automaker, under its luxury brand Acura. Initially, this model first appeared in 2001, about fifteen years ago. Till date, there have been three generations of this model, 2013 being the last time a complete redesign was seen. However, we were recently able to witness new refreshed 2017 Acura MDX model and changes are more than mild. Its styling has been revised, interior side as well but some substantial modifications are also present on its mechanics. Acura has also added Sport Hybrid version to the lineup and therefore 2018 model year isn’t expected to bring some substantial changes. It is possible however that Acura may present only some equipment regrouping and electronics upgrades for 2018 model year.

2018 Acura MDX

2018 Acura MDX: Exterior, Interior

The current generation of this model is not too old, to be honest, it initially came in 2013, and certain aspects of the model still remains ahead of the competition. This is especially true for the mechanical components of the car but also for interior refinement and equipment fit-out. So, keeping that in mind, one can get an idea of the kind of changes or improvements that could be seen in upcoming model. As regards design of this model, 2017 version has brought this model in line with new design language presented from Acura on Acura Precision concept. New pentangular diamond grille, new jewel-eye headlights, redesigned front bumper and new fog lights were promoted on the 2017 model.  Some new trim inserts are noticeable on the profile side of the newest MDX and pair of exhaust pipes is another sports detail. So, this model looks now much cleaner, elegant and modern to continue at least to 2019 model with only mild changes on its exterior side. That means that 2018 Acura MDX will be almost unchanged in terms of exterior style. Inside Acura MDX is also up to date and a lot of work has been done for 2017 model. 2018 Model will use same layout and some changes are possible in equipment groups only. MDX will offer quiet and refined interior ambient with plenty of space. This model will also be strong performer in terms of advanced equipment and safety. It will offer the latest infotainment system with sound system that is available in several levels of equipment, satellite radio and different connectivity capabilities. On safety front it delivers Acura Watch bundle for all versions in lineup and there will be many advanced safety features.

2018 Acura MDX

2018 Acura MDX: Powertrains

You shouldn’t expect many changes with the engine configuration of this model. 2018 Acura MDX will have the same 3.5-liter V6 engine as its previous model. It is one of the finest engines used by Honda, and it powers several models of Honda. With Acura MDX, this engine generates an output of 290 HP and 267 lb-ft of torque. As far as transmission is concerned, this engine will be paired with a new 9 speed auto transmission unit. The model will also have advanced four wheel drive system. Another powertrain configuration for this model will be Sport Hybrid version and it combines 3.0 litre V-6 engine with three electric motors and seven-speed dual clutch gearbox. Total output is estimated at 325 HP. As for fuel economy hybrid model should return 25 mpg in city drive or 26 mpg highway.

2018 Acura MDX

2018 Acura MDX: Arrival, Price

2018 Acura MDX is expected to be available with the price range that won’t be much different than for the newest version. Its release date should be around last quarter of year 2017.

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