2016 Acura MDX hybrid, changes

Acura MDX is a luxury sports utility vehicle which is manufactures by the renowned Japanese car Company Honda. Among the SUV models, Acura MDX is famous due to its luxurious nature and its high preference among buyers. This model was initially produced in the year 2000 and since then, it has been selling about 60,000 units annually. The current third generation model will soon get a second generation version in the year 2016. Car enthusiasts are eagerly waiting for its release since this model will get some improvements to further help it withstand its competitors. However, the new 2016 Acura MDX will not differ much from the previous models, but the minimal changes will make it a futuristic car in today’s ever growing SUV segment.

2016 Acura MDX front

2016 Acura MDX: Redesign Exterior and Interior

New body of 2016 Acura MDX shall be a combination of high quality light weight materials which include aluminum, high purity steel and carbon fiber. Use of these materials will enable this model to lose some weight. Its designers are working on getting a new platform for the 2016 Acura MDX rather than using the one for Honda Pilot. This auto will come with a spruced up front and rear lights. It shall also come with new 19 inch alloy wheels which shall not only boost its traction, but also make it look more attractive and sturdy.

As for its interior, it shall be roomy with a comfortable cabin which will accommodate seven adult passengers perfectly. When it comes to interior features, they shall differ as this SUV will be offered in four different trims. The difference in feature will be in the dimensions of display panels, the seat functions, the mirror and the wheels among others. The four trim levels will be Base, Technology, Entertainment and finally Advance. Its interior will be a combination of fine wood and authentic leather which will boost its interior elegance. Some of the standard features in this model include an eight inch screen with GPS, infotainment system and a seven inch touch screen.

2016 Acura MDX interior

2016 Acura MDX: Engine Specs

2016 Acura MDX is expected to run on two different engine alternatives all of which will have better performance. The base engine is projected to be a 3.5 liter V6 unit generating 280 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. The other engine option is expected to be a hybrid version with a 2.5 liter inline-4 combined with an electric motor. This unit should b able to generate 200 horses and 220 lb-ft of torque, but its fuel economy shall be better that that of the V6 unit. A six speed automatic Tomatis will be offered with the front or the rear wheel drive options. The V6 unit will only be offered with the front wheel drive mode only. Its towing capacity is rated at about 5,000 pounds.

2016 Acura MDX rear

2016 Acura MDX: Release Date, Price and Competitors

The official release date of 2016 Acura MDX is anticipated to be during one of the auto shows in 2015, and its sales to follow later on. The price has not been unveiled but it is likely to be between $ 42 000 and $ 56 500 depending on the trim level. 2016 Acura MDX rivals will include Audi Q7, BMW X5 and Infiniti QX60.

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