Revamped MDX previews future Acura design

Acura‘s new MDX picks up where the Precision Concept left off.

A teaser sketch of the 2017 MDX that Acura released last week points to the brand’s design future.

The MDX, which debuts next month at the New York auto show, will be the first production vehicle with the sharply contoured styling previewed on the Precision Concept sedan in January at the Detroit auto show.

Although the MDX is not getting a full redesign, the three-row crossover receives exterior and interior updates, Acura says. The new look picks up where the much-praised Precision Concept left off, and foreshadows a design language that will eventually spread to Acura’s entire lineup.

“We are sharpening our focus on the Precision Crafted Performance DNA of the Acura brand and the 2017 MDX will integrate new styling elements and powertrain technology that takes us another step in that direction,” John Mendel, executive vice president of American Honda Motor Co., said in a statement.

In addition to the new styling, Acura promises the 2017 MDX will have “advanced new powertrain technology,” but declined to elaborate.

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