|2006 Acura RDX Prototype|
2006 Acura RDX Prototype The noticeably predicted Acura RDX Prototype SUV debuted today at the North American International Auto Show. Combining recreation software with sports sedan handling and performance, RDX functions an revolutionary 2.Three-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine, Acura's one of a kind Super Handling All-Wheel Drive(TM) (SH-AWD(TM)), and is designed to redefine the access premium SUV phase. This close to-manufacturing prototype provides an strengthen preview of the all-new RDX with a view to move on sale this summer season.
"The RDX Prototype represents the ahead questioning so as to be visible within the subsequent technology of Acura light vehicles," said John Mendel, senior vp, Auto Operations. "It is loaded with leading edge technology and it exemplifies what we call sensible performance: a sporty, highly-priced and functional SUV that has fantastic performance yet is likewise gasoline green."
RDX functions an all-new 2.3-liter i-VTEC(R) 4-cylinder turbocharged engine that generates 240 horsepower and 260 lbs-ft of torque. This is the primary application of compelled induction era in Acura history. The innovative i-VTEC Turbo generation makes use of a variable waft turbocharger, that's exceptional to the RDX, and provides dramatic performance blessings at the same time as keeping superb gas performance. To complement the all-aluminum high-performance engine, the RDX utilizes Acura's guidance wheel-installed paddle shifters to manually operate the five-speed sequential SportShift(TM) computerized transmission.
Acura's Super Handling-AWD system is tuned in particular for the new RDX platform. SH-AWD's state-of-the-art digital controls robotically distribute torque fore and aft, as well as splitting the rear torque left to proper. The end result is dramatically more advantageous managing, traction and stability throughout sporty riding as well as in inclement climate. A sophisticated chassis with fully independent front and rear suspension supplement the SH-AWD. Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA(R)) combines with large disc brakes and ABS to beautify manage.
The RDX is constructed on an all-new worldwide mild truck platform. Reflecting Acura's dedication to safety via innovation, the RDX is geared up with the Advanced Compatibility Engineering(TM) (ACE(TM)) frame shape and extra latest protection functions. The ACE structure facilitates to disperse collision forces over a larger frontal area. The device additionally allows to offer more suitable safety for automobile occupants even as on the same time growing compatibility with other motors in a frontal collision. Front, aspect and facet curtain airbags, further to rollover sensors add a further degree of protection.
The chiseled exterior styling combines with a beneficiant greenhouse to offer exceptional visibility for using in metropolis visitors or on twisty mountain roads. RDX employs a compact upper body with an aggressively raked belt line, sporty wheel flares and a substantial hood that flows down from the windshield to an competitive Acura signature 5-sided grill. Custom 19-inch alloy wheels deliver the RDX Prototype an aggressive stance. Dual exhaust pointers, HID headlights, and a rear spoiler add to the sporty appearance of the car.
Inside, the RDX combines richly appointed materials with a sporty, motive force-orientated cockpit. The center console features an revolutionary garage machine, which permits for hidden and lockable storage of a briefcase or computer laptop. The prototype's interior functions an collection of leading-aspect technologies, consisting of the Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition(TM), AcuraLink(TM) satellite tv for pc verbal exchange system with real time visitors and HandsFreeLink(TM) wireless telephone interface. A premium Acura/ELS(TM) DVD-Audio device is tuned to deliver rich surround sound to the cabin.
The RDX gives seating for 5 and a versatile rear shipment hatch allows for clean load-in and storage. The 2nd row seats cut up and fold flat into the ground, offering ample shipment area for an energetic, on-the-move way of life.