2018 Acura RDX might get innovative hybrid powertrain


The RDX crossover from Acura was only introduced in 2012, but it’s already one of the most popular models for the Honda subsidiary.
Based upon the same platform as the popular CR-V, Acura added the touches that made it nicer to drive and just that bit better; whilst sharing many components with the CR-V, they are completely different cars when compared back to back.

Very little official information is known about the new 2018 Acura RDX, but there are lots of rumors and we’ve taken those rumors and sorted what seems most likely to bring you this article.

2018 Acura RDX Release Date

Reading between the lines, rumors and possible facts, it seems that the general expected release date should be early 2018, with possible public appearances at various motor shows in late 2017.

2018 Acura RDX release date: late 2017

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2018 Acura RDX Price

As with the rest of the information, nothing official has been announced yet, but rumor suggests that the price will be a very competitive $36,000 – $37,000.

2018 Acura RDX Changes and redesign

We haven’t even seen any spy-shots of the new car, so to make comment about the appearance is difficult, however, it’s thought that Acura will use the new modular platform, developed by Honda for the new CR-V, this would mean a significant weight reduction.

If Acura stick to their current styling guidelines, we’d expect to see the new RDX looking a little wider, lower and longer, although thanks to the new large rims and lowered suspension, it would give the appearance of being slightly smaller.

2018 Acura RDX rumors

We’ve also heard rumor that Acura will offer a 7-seat version, although we think that is unlikely as Acura tend to go for the premium / luxury end of the market rather than transporting the masses. This would fit with stories of having four individual seats in the car, all capable of reclining with heating, ventilation and perhaps even a massage function. It’s thought that the RDX will also have a rear center console with which the passengers can operate the climate control, rear windows and sunroof.

2018 Acura RDX specs

Finally, we think the current engine will be replaced with something a little sportier; favorite at the moment is a turbocharged V6 unit, either 3-liter or 3.5L, producing in the region of 350 BHP and 350+ lb/ft of torque or maybe even a hybrid system; 2-liter with either 2 or 3 electric motors, which when combined will produce about 350 BHP.

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The new 2018 model year Acura RDX might receive a bunch of very interesting features, including innovative hybrid powertrain.

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