2014 Acura MDX Prototype Teased, Heading to 2013 Detroit Auto Show

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

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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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • AutoGuide.com News Staff AutoGuide.com News Staff on Dec 12, 2012

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

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    • Chu_viet Chu_viet on Dec 21, 2012

      must be a hyandai and kia fan.. lol

  • AutoGuide.com News Staff AutoGuide.com News Staff on Dec 22, 2012

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