Production of All-New 2019 Acura RDX Begins
Acura celebrated the start of mass production at the East Liberty Auto Plant
The RDX has been completely re-engineered on a new, Acura-exclusive platform and showcases the next-generation Acura design direction.
Acura celebrated the start of mass production of the all-new 2019 Acura RDX, the first in a new generation of Acura products built around Acura’s Precision Crafted Performance brand direction.
The new RDX is a clean-sheet, top-to-bottom redesign of Acura’s perennial top-selling five-passenger luxury SUV, brought to life through new capital investment of $54 million in new technologies and processes at the East Liberty Auto Plant (ELP).
Paired with a direct-injected and turbocharged 2.0-liter, VTEC® Turbo.2.0-liter engine, an all-new platform and a host of new technologies, the 2019 RDX sets a new high bar for style, performance and sophistication in a compact luxury SUV.
The engine is mated to a segment-first 10-speed automatic transmission Peak output is 272 horsepower and 280 lb.-ft. of torque making this the quickest, best-handling RDX yet. The all-new 2019 Acura RDX will begin arriving at Acura dealerships in June.
In addition to being manufactured in the U.S. for the past 12 years and over three generations, the all-new 2019 model is the first RDX to be designed and developed in America. Styling design of the RDX was conducted by the Acura Design Studio in Los Angeles, California.
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