Yesterday Honda announced that the 2019 Honda Insight is now rolling off the production line in Indiana and now it’s announced that the 2019 Acura RDX is now being produced at its East Liberty Auto Plant in Ohio.
The 2019 Acura RDX has been completely redesigned and is the first of a new generation of Acura models built around Acura’s Precision Crafted Performance brand direction. To prepare for production of the 2019 RDX, Honda invested $54 million in new technologies and processes at the East Liberty Auto Plant.
In addition to its more dynamic styling, the 2019 RDX also switches back to a turbocharged four-cylinder, which is replacing the old naturally-aspirated V6. The 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder generates 272 horsepower and 280 lb-ft. of torque and is mated to a new 10-speed automatic transmission. Acura’s Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive is also optional.
“This new RDX defines the future of Acura, and our Ohio team did an incredible job preparing this first in a new generation of Acura vehicles for our customers,” said Jim Hefner, plant manager at the East Liberty Auto Plant. “Paired with a new Ohio-made 2.0-liter Turbo engine, an all-new platform and a host of new technologies, the 2019 RDX sets a new high bar for style, performance and sophistication in a compact luxury SUV.”
Acura hasn’t announced the pricing for the 2019 RDX, but it will arrive in showrooms in June.