After only a month since its debut at the Chicago Auto Show, Acura has started production of the 2013 RDX at an Acura plant in Ohio.
The first generation of Acura’s RDX compact utility vehicle was made at the Marysville, Ohio plant, but for this model the company moved production to the nearby East Liberty, Ohio plant, where it will be built alongside the Honda Crosstour and CR-V crossovers. This second generation model will be made with American parts mostly, engines assembled in nearby Anna, Ohio, and transmissions from Russells Point, Ohio.
“Acura is a brand for luxury customers who aspire to the highest levels of quality and value, and the East Liberty team is going to play a very important role for us as we move forward with production of this exceptional new Acura RDX,” John Mendel, executive vice president of sales at American Honda Motor Co., Inc. said. “We know the East Liberty plant is one of the best in the world, as is evident by your high quality rankings.”
Honda hopes the demand for the Acura RDX to be high, since the car has been redesigned with simplicity and elegance, this model featuring a simpler 3.5-liter V-6, which also promises fuel economy and a simpler all-wheel drive setup.