2016 Acura RDX Update to Be Introduced at Chicago Auto Show

Aside from the new Honda Pilot, the Japanese automaker will update its Acura range at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show. They announced that on February 12th, they’re going to introduce the new 2016 Acura RDX.

While the Acura MDX is the Pilot’s luxury counterpart, the RDX has been derived from the Honda CR-V, so the Chicago Auto Show appearance won’t have two siblings with different badging although they’re going to introduce two new SUVs.

2016 Acura RDX Changes and Improvements

The 2016 Acura RDX hasn’t suffered a major makeover as the new Pilot. The changes aren’t as radical and thorough as they were with the Pilot’s redesign, but there’s no doubt the updated luxury SUV will fall short with improvements.

2016 Acura RDX Logo

The announcement isn’t very specific. They’d rather speak about the 2016 RDX using abstract words and general utterances until the debut, but we know that the crossover had some exterior and interior improvements. Unfortunately, they haven’t released the teaser image, as they did with the new Honda Pilot, so we’re in their mercy.

They also said that the 2016 Acura RDX will, reportedly, have some “important improvements to performance, dynamics, comfort and NVH”, according to the automaker. On the day of the premiere, we may learn that the luxury compact crossover will come with improved luxury and safety along with styling and performance changes.

Premiere and Estimated Release Date

The premiere of the 2016 Acura RDX is scheduled for Thursday, February 12th at 10:30 AM CST. It’s not clear when they’re going to roll out the updated RDX, but there’s no reason to keep it unavailable for a long time. The new Pilot will be released this summer, so we reckon that the new RDX might hit the showrooms about the same time, but take this with a pinch of salt, since nothing’s official yet.

Photos: Honda Motor Company

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