Acura Teases Its Third-Generation RDX Prototype

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Touted as the most extensive Acura redesign in more than a decade, the Acura RDX Prototype will make its debut at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show.

Entering its third generation, the new RDX will ride on a new, Acura-exclusive platform, while incorporating key design elements from the Acura Precision Concept and Acura Precision Cockpit. On the outside, it boasts a low, wide, and sleek presence of the Precision Concept to an SUV with strong character lines that run along the entire profile of the vehicle. Inside, the next-generation RDX incorporates elements from the Precision Cockpit including an all-new interior design, user interface, and operating system designed from a clean sheet.

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The third-generation Acura RDX will also be the first vehicle in a new generation of Acura products inspired by “Precision Crafted Performance,” which signals the beginning of a new era for the Japanese luxury automaker. The upcoming model is also the first time the RDX has been designed and developed in America. According to Acura, the RDX has recorded five consecutive years of record sales and seven straight years of year-over-year sales growth.

Look for more information when the new Acura RDX Prototype makes its debut on January 15 at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show, where will be reporting live from the show floor.

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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 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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