2017 Acura MDX teased for New York

All eyes are on Geneva but Acura has announced plans to introduce the 2017 MDX at the New York Auto Show.

Set to be unveiled on March 23rd, the 2017 MDX is “redesigned and reengineered” with “substantial design enhancements.” Acura declined to elaborate but the teaser image suggests the crossover will have a sportier front fascia with a more pronounced grille. The picture also shows a sculpted hood, slender headlights, and muscular wheel arches.

The interior will receive a minor refreshing as well as Acura says we can expect additional luxury, comfort, and convenience features. Nothing is official but the model will likely be equipped with an upgraded infotainment system and some new driver assistance features.

Engine options remain unconfirmed but Acura said the MDX will come with “advanced new powertrain technology.” That’s pretty vague but it suggests the crossover could be offered with a new engine or a hybrid powertrain. Regardless, the current model is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque.

The 2017 MDX was designed by the Acura Design Studio in Torrance, California and it will continue be produced at the company’s plant in Lincoln, Alabama. Shortly after launch, the model will also be built in East Liberty, Ohio.

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