Six months after the updated Acura RDX was last spotted by our spy photographers, a heavily cladded prototype has now been caught testing on the roads of Plymouth in Michigan. Despite the camouflage, one can easily make out the production-ready body panels.
Adorning the front fascia are the updated LED headlamps and the diamond pentagon grille that’s been lifted off stablemates like the TLX and MDX. Furthermore, we also noticed the more sloping roofline and the new tail lamps. On the whole, the new design looks distinctly curvier than the earlier model.
Sources state that the new Acura RDX will use a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol motor as standard. This motor is expected to share its internals with the power-plant in the all-new Honda Accord sedan. Rumours have it that a hybrid version will also be joining the line-up eventually. The new RDX has a lot to live up to given the remarkable success that all Acura crossovers have seen in the past. Reports add that the new Acura RDX may debut at the LA Auto Show in November this year, before hitting the roads sometime in the first half of 2018.