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Production of All-New 2019 Acura RDX Begins at East Liberty Auto Plant. Acura today celebrated the start of mass production of the all-new 2019 Acura RDX, the first in a new generation of Acura products built around Acura's Precision Crafted Performance brand direction. The new RDX is a clean-sheet, top-to-bottom redesign of Acura's perennial top-selling five-passenger luxury SUV, brought to life through new capital investment of $54 million in new technologies and processes at the East Liberty Auto Plant (ELP).
Hundreds of workers gathered at Honda of America's East Liberty auto plant to celebrate the new Acura RDX. Steve Lindsay of Lindsay Acura said he expects demand to be high for the vehicle.
New RDX pairs turbo power with 10-speed automatic and Super Handling All-Wheel Drive with torque vectoring. After teasing us with a near-production prototype at the Detroit show and revisions earlier this month, Acura has fully revealed the 2019 RDX SUV. First I want to say thank you to Acura for not taking as long to roll out the RDX as it did the NSX. That was painful. Then again, while the NSX might be the company’s purported soul, the RDX and MDX are the lifeblood of the Acura brand, representing two-thirds of their sales. The RDX has done well since its 2013 redesign moved it to conventional V6 power and larger size. This third generation increases the size yet again, but shrinks the engine and goes back to turbo power, now paired with an all-new platform exclusive to Acura. The new platform leverages high-strength and ultra-high-strength steel, ring-frame design, and pairs it with MacPherson strut front suspension, five-link independent rear suspension and available adaptive dampers. The wheelbase is 2.6 inches longer and overall length 2.5 inches longer (108.3 wheelbase and 186.9 length) than the 2018 RDX, which opens up passenger space and grows trunk space by over three cubic feet. With more mass to carry around, Acura wanted more torque, so replacing the V6 is the 2.0T VTEC turbo we’re starting to see in every Honda product. Direct injection, variable valve timing and turbocharging contribute to 272 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque, down 7 hp, but up 28 lb-ft, and it comes on from 1,600 to 4,500 rpm (previously 252 lb.-ft. at 4,900 rpm), so it should get moving easily. The RDX also uses the new 10-speed transmission Honda developed, which should help with acceleration and efficiency. ============================================== ► Please contact this email if you have any copyright issues: email@example.com ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ ► If you love cars you should subscribe now to Auto TV the world famous automotive channel: https://goo.gl/SGPqjc #newcars #autotv #cartv #topcar #topsuv
Acura today celebrated the start of mass production of the all-new 2019 Acura RDX, the first in a new generation of Acura products built around Acura's Precision Crafted Performance brand direction. The new RDX is a clean-sheet, top-to-bottom redesign of Acura's perennial top-selling five-passenger luxury SUV, brought to life through new capital investment of $54 million in new technologies and processes at the East Liberty Auto Plant (ELP). New technologies at the East Liberty Auto Plant include a new roller hemming process for the new RDX's ultra-wide panoramic moonroof and the use of high-performance structural adhesives for enhanced body rigidity – both manufacturing firsts for a mass-produced Acura model. A new multi-layer paint system highlights the introduction of new Acura-exclusive premium exterior color options. "This new RDX defines the future of Acura, and our Ohio team did an incredible job preparing this first in a new generation of Acura vehicles for our customers," said Jim Hefner, plant manager at the East Liberty Auto Plant. "Paired with a new Ohio-made 2.0-liter Turbo engine, an all-new platform and a host of new technologies, the 2019 RDX sets a new high bar for style, performance and sophistication in a compact luxury SUV." The new Acura RDX takes its power from a direct-injected and turbocharged 2.0-liter, VTEC® Turbo engine produced at the nearby Anna, Ohio engine plant. The engine is mated to a segment-first 10-speed automatic transmission (10AT) manufactured at the company's Tallapoosa, Georgia transmission plant. Peak output is 272 horsepower and 280 lb.-ft. of torque, with the new 10AT and available next-generation of Acura Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive® (SH-AWD™), making this the quickest, best-handling RDX yet. The all-new 2019 Acura RDX will begin arriving at U.S. Acura dealerships in June. The Acura RDX is launching from a position of strength as the top selling nameplate in the compact luxury SUV segment since its launch in 2006, with cumulative U.S. sales of more than 375,000 units (through end of April 2018), all made in Ohio. RDX also is coming off its 3rd straight year of 50,000 or higher sales (2015-17), something no other model in segment can claim. In addition to being manufactured in the U.S. for the past 12 years and over three generations, the all-new 2019 model is the first RDX to be designed and developed in America. Styling design of the RDX was conducted by the Acura Design Studio in Los Angeles, California, with development undertaken by the company's North American R&D team, based in Raymond, Ohio. The RDX has been completely reengineered on a new, Acura-exclusive platform and showcases the next-generation Acura design direction. Five of the six models in the Acura lineup are made exclusively in central Ohio1, including the ILX and TLX luxury sports sedans (Marysville Auto Plant), the RDX and MDX luxury SUVs (East Liberty Auto Plant) and the Acura NSX supercar, which is built to order at the Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio. Get More Great Car Videos - Subscribe: https://goo.gl/BSIaFc
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Honda announced mass production of its 2019 Acura RDX.The company says it sold 50,000 of the 2018 version and hopes to sell even more of the newer sleeker RDX.The new version features a panoramic moonroof, 10-speed automatic transmission, and its super-handling all-wheel drive, making this the quickest and best-handling RDX yet.Honda is following the lead of Ford and recognizing today's car drivers are ditching the sedan and looking for an SUV with style.Buckeye built, the SUV is also one of the safest SUV's on the road, receiving a five-star safety rating because of the high strength steel of its body."Because we use the latest technology and the latest concepts that preserve the human life inside to the extent possible that's why it's so highly rated," said Tom Shoupe, Executive Vice President Honda.Honda is not only producing cars.It's also producing good paying jobs where the company says the average employee stays beyond 20 years.Honda says the Acura RDX will hit sales floors in June.The company has not announced the cost of the RDX.
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