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 |  Dec 12 2012, 2:22 PM

Acura has announced that it’ll be heading to the 2013 Detroit Auto Show with a prototype of its next-generation MDX SUV model.

The new SUV from the Japanese automaker will share much of its DNA with the all-new RLX model and will come standard with a V6 engine sourced from the flagship sedan. What isn’t yet clear is if it will also be available with the company’s new Sport Hybrid Super Handling AWD system, utilizing a hybrid gasoline V6 engine at the front axle and twin electric motors at the rear wheels, it produces 370 hp in the upcoming RLX.

According to Acura, the next-gen MDX will utilize the automaker’s “Aero Sculpture” design language that affects both form and function.

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“The 2014 MDX Prototype will feature alluring proportions with smooth, arching body lines matched to an efficient architecture,” Acura said in a press release. The debut of the SUV will also take place online and chances are what we’ll see early next year will be a very good sign of the production model heading to dealerships later on.

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  • J Mack

    I hope it’s a pile of crap like the rest of the new Acuras.

  • http://blog.kiranpal.net/ Kiranpal Pendyala

    you hope for it to be crap? You must really be hating Acura (or Honda) :)
    I am really hoping it doesn’t turn out to be crap.. while I agree they have been screwing around with most of their line (especially the current gen TL), the new RLX is an improvement, and the RDX is a mixed bag, and mostly a positive change for a family audience.

  • Chu_viet

     must be a hyandai and kia fan.. lol

  • J Mack

    Acura is really going to have to step up its game. The JX is the new segment leader by a long shot.