The 2015 Chicago Auto Show has just become all the more exciting, thanks to the official appearance of the 2016 Acura RDX. Yes, the luxury division that belongs to the Japanese automaker, Honda, has officially taken the wraps off the aforementioned vehicle model at this year’s Chicago Auto Show event.
According to reports, the Japanese company is going to sell the car this spring. The new RDX crossover sports a set of redesigned alloy wheels, newly designed LED taillights, a revised front grille and also the so-called Jewel Eye LED headlamps.
Stepping into the cabin, a lot of the elements look familiar with those of the present generation model. Nonetheless, there is a new highly contrasting silver trim visible inside the cabin. In addition to that, second row air conditioning system and heated front seats also come standard.
Acura is also offering an Advance Package, which was not available for the outgoing model previously. This package adds a host of amenities for the vehicle, including a navigation system, ventilated front seats and auto dimming side mirrors.
In terms of performance, the car packs a 3.5L V6 engine. Just like the 2016 Honda Pilot shown at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show event, this car also comes with cylinder deactivation technology. Mated to Honda’s new 9-speed automatic gearbox, this Japanese crossover boasts a total power output of 279 bhp and a total torque of 341 Nm.
The Japanese company also claims that the 2016 Acura RDX crossover is well equipped with revised active engine mounts, a new steering system, stiffer suspension mounts and also a greater rear basis. The latter is intended to provide the vehicle with an enhanced all-wheel-drive (AWD) drivetrain. Last but not least, the car has a fuel consumption of 19 mpg (city) and 28 mpg (highway) for the AWD variant. Alternatively, for its FWD variant, fuel consumption is rated at 20 mpg (city) and 29 mpg (highway).