Its success is so important to the brand, in fact, that Acura invested some $54 million in new technologies and production techniques at the Ohio facility. The new RDX, the first generation that was entirely designed and developed in America, is the first new model that utilizes Acura’s new precision crafted performance build philosophy. For example, there’s a new roller hemming process for the vehicle’s extra-wide panoramic moonroof, and the use of high-performance structural adhesives for enhanced body rigidity. There’s even a new multilayer paint system for premium color options. It’s also important to note the 2019 RDX is built on an exclusive platform, whose wheelbase is 2.6 inches longer than that of its immediate predecessor.