Teaser photos and a video represent a new more upscale cabin of Acura’s three-row 7-seater SUV.
The company uses a three-spoke steering wheel shared with the TLX, a bigger, single, “ultrawide” infotainment screen; Acura’s first digital gauge cluster in two configurations, and a 25-speaker ELS Studio 3D premium audio system that integrates LED ambient lighting.
The SUV’s new dashboard is wider and lower. The screen is the largest in the brand’s lineup. The driver can control it with a touchpad on the console.
Acura offers cooling and heating, many massage settings for the MDX’s new sport seats. The upholstery is made of perforated leather with contrasting stitching and piping. The automaker calls it “curvilinear quilting.”
The second-row seats are split 40/20/40, so the center section seems to be removable. Other highlights of the new interior include a panoramic sunroof and aluminum speaker grilles. Multiple drive settings include Individual, Normal and Sport.
The fourth-generation Acura MDX will debut on October 14, and reaches showrooms from early 2021.
The company promises it will be the most premium and performance-oriented ever MDX. The brand sold about 50,000 MDXs in 2019 – nearly one third of its total sales volume.