Get an early look at the potential redesign for the Acura MDX

October 14th, 2020 by

What is changing for the next Acura MDX?
We learned that Acura was going to be giving us an early peek at some changes for the latest version of its three-row luxury SUV. So, what is changing for the next Acura MDX? According to the automaker and its recently released materials, many of the changes reflected in the MDX prototype will appear on the official production model that is slated to start delivery to dealerships like Acura of Modesto shortly after the start of the 2021 calendar year. The exterior and interior changes made to the MDX prototype is reported to be, ‘…a radical transformation…’ and the prototype MDX rides on an all-new Acura crossover SUV chassis platform. Let’s take a look at some of the other features we may see on the full production version.

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“The new MDX marks a turning point for Acura as our new flagship and the most far-reaching effort yet to deliver on our Precision Crafted Performance brand promise,” Jon Ikeda, vice president and Acura brand officer, said in a press release. “We knew we needed to deliver something more emotional and premium with performance at its core. This new MDX builds on the past 20 years of success and elevates the model to an even stronger position in the market.”

Exterior Updates
Among the most noticeable changes made to the MDX prototype is a redesigned, three-dimensional Diamond Pentagon grille that is surrounded by a quartet of JewelEye® LED headlights that are also accented by Chicane™ LED daytime running lights. These elements were reportedly inspired by the Acura ARX-05 race car. Additionally, the entire platform will ride on 21-inch wheels that have been placed at the furthest corners of the chassis that has resulted in a three-inch increase in wheelbase.

New Interior Elements
The inside of the MDX prototype will further cement the platform’s status as the automaker’s flagship crossover SUV. Everything about its interior design elements are meant to deliver a premium and sophisticated feel with a cleaner instrument panel. Speaking of the instrument panel, the physical gauges are being replaced by a 12.3-inch digital display. The top of the center stack will also feature a 12.3-inch touchscreen full high-definition display – the largest one used by Acura to this point.

Stay tuned to the Acura of Modesto Blog for more updates to the Acura MDX family as they become available. Make an appointment with one of our product experts to see what we have available right now.

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