The auto industry is always buzzing with activities. While some manufacturers are showing off their latest products, others are making plans for the next model year. The Japanese car maker, Acura belongs to the group of manufacturers that have started introducing their latest designs. One of the cars newly introduced by the company is the 2015 Acura MDX.
When Acura overhauled its entire lineup last year, a new ILX compact sedan and RLX crossover found their way into the dealerships, and a MDX SUV which was practically redesigned from scratch also got on the market. This three-row, seven-seat Acura MDX became a hit in the market with its spacious interior and superb handling. One could now wonders why it is being refreshed so soon. The car had some feasible flaws, which will be corrected for the 2015 model year. It will now boast of a more equipped interior and a more efficient engine.
2015 Acura MDX redesign and Changes
Acura MDX 2015 will look so much like the current model but the exterior will now be made of more than 64% of high-strength steel (HSS) which are magnesium and also aluminum. This will give it a lighter bodyweight, which will ultimately improve its aerodynamic ability. The MDX 2015 takes some exterior design cues from the revered CRV but it will still come with some details of its own. One of these distinct styling details that will be seen on the new car is the sharp eagle’s-eye headlights. The car will also look longer than the most SUVs. All its distinct styling details will combine to give it a more majestic look.
The Acura MDX belongs to the luxury SUV segment, and just like the outgoing model, it will live up to the ‘luxury’ tag. Although the interior design of the car is basically the same as that of the other Honda SUV cars, 2015 MDX will come with some new features that will give it an air of sophistication.
Some of these include the parking technology and the new driver recollection designs. The 2015 MDX will also feature a keyless entry and ignition, Driver memory configurations, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel leather upholstery, Heated 8-way energy front seats, Automatic heating and cooling, Rear privacy glass and a sunroof, satellite TV for pc radio, eight-speaker audio system, Bluetooth connectivity, a power tailgate, and a rearview camera.
2015 Acura MDX will come with new features that will offer more protection to buyers. It will be equipped with airbags, active front head restraints, antilock disc brakes, grip and security control, and a traction and stability control.
Safety features like the blind-place warning, crash minimization ceasing, frontward crash warning, tilt-and-telescoping adjustments, and lane-keeping assist will also be available in the new Acura MDX 2015. Optional features expected include the accident mitigation braking, collision alert device, lane separation, and street keeping help.
2015 Acura MDX Engine
Under the hood of the new MDX 2015 will be a 290 hp and 267 lb-ft rated direct injected V6 SOHC i-VTEC 3.5 liter unit with Variable Cylinder Management. The engine will be paired with a 6-speed automated gearbox. The new MDX will be more fuel efficient (with its Variable Cylinder Management) than the current model. The outgoing MDX MPG ratings are 18/27/21 mpg with the SH-AWD program, and 20/28/23 mpg with FWD.
The 2015 MDX will come standard with a super-handling all-wheel drive (SH-AWD). With the SH-AWD, the total power generated by the car can be transferred to any of the wheels when needed. The SH-AWD will also enable quick acceleration of the outer wheels during turns. All these help in improving the handling ability of the new car.
2015 Acura MDX Release Date
The exact release date of the 2015 Acura MDX has not been confirmed. However we believe the car will be released towards the end of this year or latest at the beginning of 2015. Honda believes that a high-end car does not necessary have to be very expensive. Although the Acura MDX exudes great confidence in its buyers with the luxury and comfort it offers, its price has never, and will never go beyond $ 55,000.