2019 Acura RDX coming to Detroit

Here\'s an early look at Acura\'s next crossover.

Acura will travel to next month's Detroit Auto Show to introduce the brand-new third-generation RDX. The company published a dark teaser video to give us an early look at its next crossover.

In this case, the term "prototype" means we'll see a production model in thin disguise. Although it's blacked out, the RDX looks ready for production; it even has real mirrors in lieu of the cameras often mounted on concept cars.

The model's front end receives the same treatment as the TLX. In profile, the model gets an up-swept belt line that connects to a thick piece of chrome trim. We also see more sculpted panels that help the RDX adopt Acura's current design language.

Honda's luxury arm tells us it designed and developed the RDX in America for the very first time. It's built on an all-new brand-specific platform and its interior draws inspiration from the futuristic Precision Cockpit concept shown a year ago in Los Angeles. The dashboard is dominated by a wide touch screen that sits on top of a slanted center console.

The Acura RDX Prototype will make its debut in Detroit on January 15th. Leftlane will be on-location to bring you live images straight from the show floor. The non-prototype version will debut soon after; we'd bet on seeing it at the New York Auto Show in the spring. It will arrive in showroom as a 2019 model.

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