2013 Acura RDX Crossover revealed at Chicago image

The 2013 Acura RDX Crossover has been recently presented to the public at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show, during the press preview day.

After the 2013 ILX Sedan made its appearance during the 2012 Chicago Auto Show, Acura has decided to use the same North American automotive event in order to present the 2013 RDX Crossover too. According to the car manufacturer, this is actually the first time when the model is being revealed in a full production form, after the pre-production prototype first seen daylight earlier this year at NAIAS.

“The 2013 Acura RDX, the second generation of Acura’s five-passenger crossover SUV, will up the ante with a new approach to achieving both advanced performance and fuel efficiency via a new engine, transmission and all-wheel drive system”, as the automaker is saying in its official press release.

The new generation of the popular crossover is now powered by a 2.3 liter four-cylinder engine, which is replacing the old 3.5 liter V6 unit, and it’s developing a total output of 273 horsepower, 33 HP more than the previous generation. The new unit is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, which is coming with a lock-up torque converter, and the model will be available in both all-wheel and front-wheel drive variants.

The 2013 Acura RDX crossover is sitting on a fresh set of five-spoke 18 inch alloy wheels as standard, attached to a MacPerson strut front and multi-link rear suspension design and the model will enter production at the company’s East Liberty plant in Ohio.