Acura showed theback in October, but now it’s time for the real thing to make its debut. So mark your calendars for Tuesday, Dec. 8, at 11:30 a.m. PT; that’s when Acura’s new flagship SUV will officially greet the world.
In addition to confirming the reveal date, Acura released a teaser image of the 2022 MDX on Tuesday, though it doesn’t really show anything new. No surprise, the production MDX will look nearly identical to the prototype, with a nicely sculpted hood and LED lights.
The 2022 MDX will be longer, lower and wider than its predecessor, with a sleeker, more refined look. Inside, the MDX will offer seating for seven passengers, and overall, the cabin will be a huge step up from the current SUV in terms of material quality and design. New cabin tech will include a digital instrument cluster as well as a 12.3-inch central screen, running Acura’s latest infotainment system controlled by its True Touchpad interface.
When the new MDX launches, it’ll be available with a 3.5-liter V6 producing around 290 horsepower. A 10-speed automatic transmission will be standard, while Acura’s Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive will be optional. After the base MDX hits the scene, a hotter Type S variant will follow, powered by the 3.0-liter turbo V6 as the. That SUV should pump out somewhere around 355 hp and will come standard with SH-AWD tech.
Following its debut next week, look for the 2022 MDX to hit Acura dealerships in early 2021. We don’t have any official pricing data just yet, but a starting suggested retail price around $50,000 sounds about right.