/NAIAS 2013: Acura MDX Concept

NAIAS 2013: Acura MDX Concept

Acura MDX Concept 1 545x362 at NAIAS 2013: Acura MDX Concept

Along with the new NSx, Acurra also presented a new 7-seater prototype SUV at the 2013 Detroit Motor Show. The new MDX, the car will launch in the second quarter of 2013 in both all-wheel-drive and front-wheel-drive layouts.

The MDX features the same old Acura design language, which in this car is sort of updated and modernized. The design is simple and uncluttered, well, until you get to the front. The signature grille, LED lights, and the lower fascia give the car a unique look.

The end result looks kinda like the Audi Q7. Thanks to this rather large size, the car is fairly spacious inside the cabin. The 2014 MDX Prototype features a longer wheelbase that enhances ride quality, increases second-row legroom, and improves third-row seat access.

Powering the 2014 MDX is a new direct-injected 3.5-liter i-VTEC SOHC V-6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management (VCM). Performance numbers are ye to be announced, but it should have more than the current 300 horsepower.

A highlight of the new Acura MDX is the large array of on-board technologies. It gets Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure and the available Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW) systems, as well as visibility technologies such as the Multi-Angle Rearview Camera and the available Blind Spot Information (BSI), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), and Active Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow. Further, the 2014 MDX is designed to achieve top-level safety ratings, including a 5-star Overall Vehicle Score from the NHTSA and a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the IIHS. All 2013 Acura models other than the outgoing ZDX achieved at least a TOP SAFETY PICK safety rating, while the TL sedan was one of the first two vehicles in the industry to achieve TOP SAFETY Pick+ status.

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