Third-Gen MDX looks to redefine 7-passenger LuxoSUV segment
BY GERRY MILES
The 2014 Third Generation Acura MDX SUV will take Manhattan March 27 just after noon (12:10 pm) at the New York Auto Show showing off three-row SUV luxury refinement and the ability to accommodate seven passengers in style on a totally new platform.
Power will be derived from a 3.5-liter i-VTEC V-6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) offered in both SH-AWD and 2-wheel-drive drivetrains. The 2WD setting being a first for the model.
The 2014 MDX features a longer wheelbase that raises ride quality, increases second-row legroom, and improves third-row seat access. In addition, the 2014 Acura MDX harnesses a collection of Acura signature technologies, including the next-generation of the AcuraLink® Connectivity System and Jewel Eye™ LED headlamps.
The 2014 MDX will offer some innovative driver assistive and visibility technologies such as the Multi-Angle Rearview Camera and the available Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow, and Blind Spot Information (BSI). The third-generation MDX is also equipped with a broad array of advanced safety technologies, including the next generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ II (ACE™ II) body structure and the available Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW) systems. Further, the 2014 MDX is expected to achieve top-level safety ratings, including a 5-star Overall Vehicle Score from the NHTSA and a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the IIHS.
Shortly after, the recorded press conference will be available for view on www.youtube.com/acura.