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The MDX From Acura Gets the “Most Aggressive Refresh” Ever

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

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The recent announcement of the upgradation of the 3-row MDX crossover was met with general excitement. The luxury brand from Honda announced the upgrade along with increasing the production of the MDX to meet demand.  The new plant is to open in Ohio and the model will be built in Alabama as well. The new plants will increase manufacturing capacity to 10,000-15,000 additional cars, annually.

The 2017 MDX is rumored to hit the market in late summer. A hybrid version is expected later this year. The car remains the highest selling version even 7 years after its launch. The fresh look hopes to keep the trend running.

The new model will include the “diamond pentagon grille” which debuted on the concept vehicle Acura Precision. The executive vice president of Acura, John Mendel commented that the rework on the MDX is the most aggressive refresh they’ve ever done to any Acura car.

The 2016 MDX has a nine speed automatic transmission replacing the 6 speed from the 2015 model. The weight is reduced with a decrease in 66 pounds to improve acceleration and a 25 percent increased shift times. The gear selector is an all-new push-button instead of the old column mount design.

The handling of the new MDX has changed to the next generation Super-Handing All-Wheel drive through an improvement in the torque-vector responsiveness (stability and agility is also improved, as a result). The fuel economy of the model remains unchanged.

The MDX is available at CardinaleWay Acura. Walk in today for a test drive.

 

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2017 Acura MDX Coming this Year

Friday, March 25th, 2016

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All the buzz surrounding Acura as of late has been because of the all-new NSX hybrid supercar. Now some of the buzz is being shifted to the 2017 Acura MDX crossover that was revealed at the New York International Auto Show. Even though the hype around the NSX is very apparent, the MDX is an important vehicle to the automaker. Last year, the MDX accounted for one-third of the automaker’s total sales in the U.S. market and it was the second best-selling vehicle within the midsize luxury SUV segment, which happens to be one of the most competitive segments in the market. This will be the first redesign of the third-generation MDX since 2013. Modifications include a new front end with a diamond pentagon front grille, clamshell hood, sculpted body, and jewel-eye headlights. Acura has enhanced the powertrains as well. The Acura MDX Sport Hybrid model, in particular, has been fitted with a 3.0-liter V-6 engine linked to a seven-speed dual clutch transmission to deliver 325 horsepower. Additionally, the model will have a fuel economy of 26 mpg combined. CardinaleWay Acura Las Vegas expects for the 2017 Acura MDX to go on sale this summer.

 

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CardinaleWay Acura

7000 West Sahara Avenue

Las Vegas, Nevada  89117

Phone: 702.637.9290

Website: www.CardinaleWayAcura.com/?ibp-adgroup=SE_Target