2014 Acura MDX Confirmed for NY Auto Show Debut

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood

As AutoGuide first reported last month, Acura will debt the all-new 2014 MDX luxury crossover at the New York Auto Show next week.

The Honda luxury division showed a near-production prototype (above) at the Detroit Auto Show in January, giving a thinly veiled look at the styling updates and technology that will comprise the new package.

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Riding on an all-new platform, Honda says the 2014 MDX, “will offer enhanced ride comfort, a more versatile cabin, and increased fuel efficiency, while also improving dynamic performance.”

Along with the visual updates, under the hood is an all-new direct injection 3.5-liter V6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management to help improve fuel economy, while Acura hopes to achieve a best-in-class MPG rating as a result of a new front-wheel drive model. In addition, the MDX will continue to be available with the brand’s SH-AWD system.

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A longer wheelbase is designed to improve ride quality, while also adding second-row legroom, while a host of new safety and technology features are available. In the safety department there is Forward Collision Warning and Lane Departure Warning as well as a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera and the optional Lane Keeping Assist System plus a Blind Spot Information system. Finally, the MDX will also offer adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow; a technology that first joined the Acura brand with the 2014 RLX.

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Colum Wood
Colum Wood

With AutoGuide from its launch, Colum previously acted as Editor-in-Chief of Modified Luxury & Exotics magazine where he became a certifiable car snob driving supercars like the Koenigsegg CCX and racing down the autobahn in anything over 500 hp. He has won numerous automotive journalism awards including the Best Video Journalism Award in 2014 and 2015 from the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). Colum founded Geared Content Studios, VerticalScope's in-house branded content division and works to find ways to integrate brands organically into content.

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