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2013 Acura RDX Prototype

The third vehicle unveiled by Acura at the 2012 North American Auto Show today is the 2013 RDX prototype.

The car showcased in Detroit is a preview for the company's second generation five-passenger crossover SUV which is scheduled to enter the market this Spring.

The 2013 Acura RDX will be fitted with a 3.5-litre V6 rated at 273 HP as standard, so this means it will pack 33 more horses than the model it replaces. This new version will also make use of a 6-speed automatic gearbox and a lighter all-wheel-drive system, while its anticipated economy figures are 20 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.  

In terms of design the new RDX looks sleeker due to its more aerodynamic body and comes with with a longer sculpted bonnet, while on the inside

customers will find new sweeping shapes, new matte surface trim and leather combined to create an even more upscale look and feel.

The chassis on the 2013 RDX has also been updated as the vehicle has a longer wheelbase, new Amplitude Reactive Dampers and a new motion adaptive electronic power steering system. 

Just like the ILX, the 2013 RDX will be offered with Pandora Internet radio, a SMS text message function, a smart entry keyless access system and a pushbutton start system plus three view rear camera.   

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