The 2016 Acura RDX made its world debut at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show on Feb. 12. The new RDX features several enhancements and upgrades to its performance, styling and technology. New upgrades include an extended list of AcuraWatch™ driver-assistive and safety technologies; a new, more powerful 3.5-liter i-VTEC® V-6 engine; Jewel Eye™ LED projector headlamps and LED taillights; and a new RDX with Advance Package.
The new RDX features a new 3.5-liter SOHC i-VTEC V-6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) cylinder deactivation technology. The engine produces 279 horsepower and 252 lb.-ft. of torque. Driving performance has been upgraded through updates to the steering control system and increased suspension mount stiffness, and new active front and rear engine mounts.
The RDX exterior also received key upgrades including a restyled front and rear; Jewel Eye™ LED headlights and LED taillights; and a new three-dimensional grille treatment.
The interior of the RDX is styled with silver and black trim with notable upgrades to standard and optional luxury features and technology, such as new second-row air-conditioning vents and standard heated front seats. Drivers who opt for the RDX with Technology Package get features including a new 8-way adjustable power passenger’s front seat; Acura’s dual-screen On-Demand Multi-Information Display; Rear Cross Traffic Monitor; HD Radio®; and blind spot information.
The RDX with Advance Package includes Bi-Directional Keyless remote engine start, rain-sensing wipers, front fog lights, ventilated front seats, front and rear parking sensors, AcuraWatch™ advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies, and an auto-dimming driver’s side mirror. Technology and Advance packages both include the Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition™. All models with AcuraWatch™ also come equipped with a new 4.2-inch full-color TFT Multi-Information Display. All RDX models can be equipped with the AcuraWatch™ suite of technologies, including Collision Mitigation Braking System™ and Lane Keeping Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, and a standard Multi-View Rear Camera and Expanded View driver’s side mirror. The RDX also includes several changes to its Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure that improves frontal collision performance.
Launching nationwide this Spring, the RDX is produced in East Liberty, Ohio.
For more information, see the official release here: http://acuranews.com.