|2016 Acura RDX|
2016 Acura RDX Coming off its fine-ever year, the newly refreshed and energized 2016 Acura RDX luxurious sport-utility made its world debut on the 2015 Chicago Auto exhibit, wearing a bunch of massive upgrades to efficiency, luxurious status and styling. Launching at Acura dealerships nationwide this Spring, the 2016 Acura RDX receives Jewel Eye™ LED projector headlamps and LED taillights, a brand new, extra powerful 3.5-liter i-VTEC® V-6 engine, an expanded list of AcuraWatch™ safety and driver-assistive applied sciences, and a host of new luxury elements and technologies, together with a new line-topping RDX with increase package deal.
The Acura RDX and MDX have formed a amazing 1-2 punch in the luxurious SUV recreation, posting record earnings in 2014 well ahead of European rivals in their segments. With the 2016 MDX additionally getting huge new points and applied sciences, together with a 9-speed computerized transmission, the brand new RDX and MDX stand as an much more ambitious presence in the luxurious SUV area.
"The RDX ended on a high note in 2014, posting its high-quality revenue year ever, but at Acura, we aren't content in resting on our laurels," mentioned Mike Accavitti, senior vp and general supervisor of Acura. "The 2016 RDX gets a main infusion of Acura company DNA including enhancements to styling, driving performance, and interesting new luxurious characteristic-content, extra solidifying its position as the one to beat in the entry luxurious SUV segment."
The 2016 RDX gets an major efficiency boost courtesy of its new 3.5-liter SOHC i-VTEC V-6 engine with Variable Cylinder administration (VCM) cylinder deactivation technology. Peak horsepower and torque output are up - 279 (+6 hp) and 252 lb.-toes. (+1 lb.-toes.), respectively, even as carrying a broader torque curve for extra instant and strong acceleration response - correct where it counts. Variable Cylinder management™ allows for deactivation of two of the engine's six cylinders underneath mild engine masses, helping the more robust 2016 RDX expand its freeway EPA gas-economic system ratings through 1 mpg, rising to 19/28mpg for AWD items and 20/29mpg for FWD models (metropolis/freeway). Using refinement is additional more suitable via new active front and rear engine mounts, updates to the steerage manipulate approach and elevated suspension mount stiffness. Moreover, the RDX's all-wheel-pressure system - AWD with smart manage - has been tuned for greater rear torque bias to further enhance dynamic stability and all-climate efficiency.
The 2016 RDX additionally gets key factors of Acura design DNA with restyled entrance and rear fasciae, together with the addition of Acura's signature Jewel Eye™ LED headlights and LED rear lights with gentle-pipe design on all items and a new three-dimensional grille healing. The cut back entrance and rear fascia areas additionally aid the new seem with recent luxurious important points at the same time all models acquire new wheel designs.
Inside, the new RDX will get a fresh seem with a high-distinction silver and black trim plus big enhancements to both usual and on hand luxurious features and technological know-how, together with average heated entrance seats and new second-row air-conditioning vents. The RDX with science bundle adds a brand new eight-means adjustable energy passenger's entrance seat (four-means energy in base models), Acura's intuitive dual-display On-Demand Multi-information display (ODMD), HD Radio®, blind spot information (BSI) and Rear cross traffic screen.
A new develop package for the 2016 RDX adds rain-sensing wipers, entrance fog lights, Bi-Directional Keyless far off engine , front and rear parking sensors, ventilated entrance seats, an auto-dimming driver's facet reflect, and AcuraWatch™ advanced defense and driver-assistive applied sciences. Both the technology and improve programs are geared up with the Acura Navigation approach with Voice realization™. All RDX units with AcuraWatch™ also get a new 4.2-inch full-colour TFT Multi-information show with improved, customizable know-how readouts equivalent to traditional vehicle velocity, fuel financial system, fuel variety, tire strain monitoring approach (TMPS) and switch-by way of-flip navigation.
While furnished as standard equipment on the new strengthen package, all RDX items can now be equipped with the AcuraWatch™ suite of evolved defense and driver-assistive applied sciences, together with Lane Departure Warning, Adaptive Cruise control, Collision Mitigation Braking procedure™ and Lane keeping aid, together with a typical Multi-View Rear camera and accelerated View driver's facet mirror. AcuraWatch™ makes use of sensor fusion science, the cooperative operation of a millimeter wave radar process and a windshield-installed monocular digicam to develop each the scope and fidelity of its sensing capabilities, together with the ability to feel and respond to numerous avenue dangers, including a pedestrian detected within the roadway.
Moreover to the on hand AcuraWatch™ technologies, the 2016 RDX offers better collision performance with numerous alterations to its evolved Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) physiology that extra toughen frontal collision performance. The 2016 RDX goals high-in-category defense rankings - a 5-big name overall vehicle rating from the national freeway traffic protection Administration (NHTSA) and a top protection select+ score from the coverage Institute for freeway defense (IIHS).
The RDX is produced at the enterprise's award-profitable East Liberty, Ohio, plant, making use of domestic and globally sourced components. In January, Acura marked the sale of its two-millionth North American-made auto in the us. In these days, roughly ninety four percent of all Acura models sold in the us are made in the manufacturer's vegetation in Ohio and Alabama.