Figuring out when the 2019 Acura RDX release date is kind of difficult now. The reason is that this model is prepared for 2019 lineup. But, we did some research in order to bring the latest news about this compact car even though Acura keeps it secretly for sure.
Basically, Acura RDX was the first experiment of the manufacturer to bring up compact SUV/Crossover to the lineup. The background behind this experiment wasn’t split up with the domination of MDX in its segment. For your information, Acura launched the RDX in 2007. Then, the second-generation model came out in 2013. Acura only gave a slight facelift in 2016. However, the car enthusiasts a little bit disappointed with this slight facelift for some reason. Thankfully, the manufacturer provider faster speed into this model. Now, we are in 2017 still waiting the next facelift that the manufacturer schedules it as the 2019 model year. Of course, Acura learns about its mistake from the 2016 RDX. The camouflaged RDX has been spreading out of nowhere for over ten months. Luckily, we can see what Acura is doing right now to the 2019 RDX. All we know that Acura will do something serious to this model because the competitors like Audi Q5, BMW X3, or even Mercedes GLC are the hits-makers this year.
We start breaking down the 2019 Acura RDX release date from the exterior, which is completely camouflaged with a cover at some photos. We can see unique LED strips on the lowered front fascia there. The idea is like relating RDX with other Acura’s lineup such as ILX and MDX. Unfortunately, we can barely see what the grille is like. But, we can render it based on the MDX’s grille with larger pentagonal design and size. Lastly, we found a large mouth air dam on the front that can help the car to supply better air to the cooler.
On the sides, we can also predict how the wheels could be. The up front wheels may be more muscular than previous models. We have noticed that the rear quarter glass of the current RDX is small. But, we see larger thing inside those camouflaged things now, hinting that Acura wants to bring up larger body as well.
We still don’t know whether or not Acura, which is so popular with dual-display dashboard, will do the same dual-display thing inside the 2019 RDX. Since it gets more serious due the previous RDX and tough competitors out there, we believe that Acura will come with completely new interior. Acura won’t stay comfortable with the current interior because the competitors start using soft-touch surfaces inside of their compact crossovers. Acura may change the shifter, center console, steering wheel or whatever it is inside the RDX in order to bring more comfortable feeling for both drivers and passengers.
Under the Hood
Last thing that may affect the 2019 Acura RDX release date is the engine options under its hood. It is kind of a tough decision to the manufacturer picking the right engine for it. But, the decision tends to play safe with the current engine of RDX, a 3.5 L V6 engine that produces 279 horsepower and 252 pound feet of torque. So, the 2019 Acura RDX release date may be next year.