The 2018 Detroit Auto Show is almost upon us, so automakers are clearly rushing to tease and entice us to their next revelations – for example Acura is showing us a glimpse of its new design language via the upcoming RDX Prototype.
With this classification Honda’s brands usually depict very close relatives of the production models – meaning this model is clearly showing most, if not all, the defining design features that should be expected form the next RDX iteration. By the way, Acura is not only premiering a new generation RDX, it’s also more importantly marking the introduction of its new styling, dubbed “Precision Crafted Performance.” According to the company, the RDX Prototype looks have been sourced from the Precision concept from the 2016 North American International Auto Show, while the interior has been crafted according to the traits introduced with the Precision Cockpit concept from the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show.
The teaser doesn’t provide all the details, but the 2019 Acura RDX Prototype seems to sport a low-cut roofline and lots of creased detailing all over the body – the teaser video also depicts Acura’s traditional now grille shape and striking LED headlights. Meanwhile, the peek inside allows us to see the massive infotainment screen sitting high, followed below by a waterfall-like series of controls. Acura also adds the mechanicals have been conceived specifically for the brand, as the new RDX is set to use a never before-seen or used architecture that’s not shared with Honda models.