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2018 Acura RDX Possibly Releasing A New Hybrid

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Despite the RDX was only introduced in 2012, it already is one of their most popular models. This crossover is based on the same platform of the also popular CR-V. However, Acura made sure to add some special details to make it a bit better.

So far, there isn’t a lot of information regarding the 2018 Acura RDX. However, there are rumors. A lot of rumors. So, let’s check out what you may expect from the 2018 Acura RDX.

Acura RDX 2018 Release Date

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Just like in what concerns to the modifications of the 2018 Acura RDX, the release date isn’t known yet as well. However, after reading so much information about this amazing car, we believe that its first public appearance should be held in late 2017, on one of the many motor shows.

2018 Acura RDX Price

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Some people believe the price could be a bit higher than the previous version but the difference shouldn’t be significant. For the 2017 model with front-wheel drive, you had a starting price of $36,510. The AWD version adds $1,500, and the AcuraWatch Plus adds $1,300.

Even if the AcuraWatch becomes a standard on all 2018 Acura RDX models, the starting price should be around the $36,500 for the base model with front drive.

2018 Acura RDX Redesign and Changes

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Most people believe that the 2018 Acura RDX will use the new modular platform that Honda developed for the CR-V. And if this is true, you can definitely expect a significant weight reduction.

There are other rumors that point to a redesign of the 2018 Acura RDX based on the 2017 MDX model. The sharper body should now attract more singles and younger people. The inverted pentagonal grille should be introduced and will be replacing the pointed break. The LED headlights should also be revamped as well as the 2018 Acura RDX should get a new bumper.

Despite there is a rumor that the 2018 Acura RDX will have a 7-seat version, we believe that’s not likely to happen. Since Acura has been targeting the luxury and premium end of the market, it’s far more likely that all the seats have a massage function, are able to recline with heating, ventilation, and even a rear center console where all the passengers can control other features of the car.

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2018 Acura RDX Specs

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The engine should be changed for a more sportier engine. Most of the rumors are pointing to a turbocharged V-6 engine. It can either be a 3 or a 3.5-liter and it should produce about 350 of horsepower. Others are pointing to a hybrid system using a 2-liter with 2 or 3 electric motors.

2018 Acura RDX Interior

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The 2018 Acura RDX should incorporate a different infotainment system with fewer buttons as well as a more ergonomic driving position, similar to the latest CRV. Despite they may maintain some things, most of the interior design should be new.

While you wait for the 2018 Acura RDX release, take the time to check some new car releases.

Hank • February 4, 2017


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