What you see in the pictures is the next generation Acura RDX that was spotted testing in Michigan, USA. Acura is the luxury vehicle marque of Japanese automaker Honda, and has been in the US market since the year 1986.
Though this car was earlier caught testing in August 2016, the prototype was heavily camouflaged and not much was revealed at that time. This time around though, the test mule reveals an overall increase in dimensions along with changes in the headlamps, grille, front bumper, mirrors, tail lamps and a sporty set of exhausts at the rear.
Reports state that the next-gen Acura RDX will get the Accord’s 2.0-litre turbo engine that’s mated to an eight-speed dual-clutch gearbox, instead of the current car’s V6 motor. As the Acura’s hybrid lineup continues to grow, expect the RDX to also get a hybrid powertrain eventually. The RDX is an important vehicle for Acura as the model currently outsells all their other models in the USA.
Furthermore, reports suggest that the new Acura RDX could debut before the end of 2017 or early 2018, so stay tuned for more information.