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Chicago Auto Show – 2013 Acura RDX

2013 Acura RDX

Honda’s Acura sub-brand has introduced earlier this week the 2013 RDX crossover in its production version at the Chicago Auto Show, after unveiled a pre-production prototype in January at the Detroit Motor Show.

2013 Acura RDX

The new model is powered by a naturally aspirated V6 3.5-liter engine which replaces the old 4-cylinder turbocharged 2.3-liter that equips the outgoing model. The new power unit produces 273 hp (277 PS / 203 kW), making it 33 hp more powerful than its predecessor. The engine is now mated to an all-new six-speed automatic gearbox that has a lock-up torque converter. The 2013 Acura RDX is going to be available in both FWD and AWD versions.

2013 Acura RDX

Acura says that the body of the RDX has been aerodynamically enhanced in comparison to the previous model. The crossover now rides on a new set of 18-inch, 5-spoke alloys as standard and benefits from a MacPherson strut front suspension and a multi-link rear configuration.

Acura plans on producing the new 2013 RDX at its East Liberty factory located in Ohio.

Source: Acura via WCF

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