Spied: 2019 Acura RDX hits the streets

Spied: 2019 Acura RDX hits the streets image

Anton Andres / Carpix for | July 11, 2017 15:10

Honda CR-V-based crossover sees a third generation model

With a the new Honda CR-V out, it was only a matter of time before an Acura version was bound to be spotted. Now on its third generation, the Acura RDX will continue being the brand's entry-level crossover.  

Spied: Acura RDX

The car is still heavily under wraps but do expect it to have cues from the facelifted MDX full-size crossover and the revamped TLX D-segment sedan. That means one can expect slim LED headlights with Acura's signature 'Jewel Eye' treatment and a wide pentagonal grill. With the CR-V, the car it is based on, growing in dimensions, expect the RDX to follow suit.

Spied: Acura RDX

There aren't much clues as to what the car will look like from the back either. Thick false panels hide a lot of the car's bodywork, especially at the tailgate section. The only part noticeable is the low plaement of the license plate, much like the CR-V. Given Acura's current styling direction on can expect an upswept window line while the roof line is more upright than its predecessor. We do get a peek at the integrated rear spoiler, as well as the high-mount tail lights.

Spied: Acura RDX

Honda, as well as Acura, is in the process of downsizing engines and taking the turbocharged route. At the moment, the RDX uses the familiar 3.5-liter V6 seen in various Honda and Acura products. This is likely to be replaced by a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four, which is possibly more powerful than the aforementioned six-cylinder motor.