Acura RDX facelift going to Chicago image

Acura has officially announced its plans to introduce a facelifted version of the RDX next month, during the 2015 Chicago Auto Show.

With the 2015th edition of the North American International Auto Show not having enough premieres, some companies are starting to choose other automotive events across the United States in order to pull the wraps off new models or facelifted versions of the current ones. One of these is Acura which has officially announced the debut of the 2016 model year RDX at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show, on the 12th of February.

“Coming off a record sales year as one of the best-selling SUVs in its segment, Acura’s RDX is set to move its already lofty bar even higher when the new 2016 model bows at the Chicago Auto Show on February 12”, as the carmaker is saying in its official press release.

The 2016 Acura RDX will be based on the second generation of the model, which has been introduced back in early 2012, and it is expected to bring some styling tweaks, some extra safety and luxury equipment and also to improve the noise and vibration levels. Under its hood, chances are we will be finding the same 3.5 liter V6 naturally aspirated engine, which is producing a total output of 273 HP (204 kW) and it has a peak torque of 340 Nm (251 lb-ft), sent to the FWD or the AWD through a 6-speed automatic transmission. More details on the model are limited at this time.