Check out this latest teaser.
Acura is gearing up for a major brand renaissance, with a pair of incoming redesigned models. The TLX made its debut earlier this year, and the fourth-generation 2022 Acura MDX will make an appearance in prototype form on October 14, 2020. Acura teased the new model last week, revealing a neon outline of the SUV's exterior, but just a few days ahead of the official unveiling, the Japanese automaker decided to show us more.
These new teaser images show us (albeit in low light) the interior of the production MDX. As expected, the midsize crossover borrows several styling and ergonomic elements from the 2021 TLX sedan but mixes in its own unique touches.
The cabin materials look exquisite, with open-pore wood and hand-wrapped leather with French stitching gracing most surfaces. A wider instrument cluster provides a better view of the road ahead and enters the modern era by replacing physical gauges for a high-definition digital display called Acura Precision Cockpit. It's unclear if the digital gauge cluster will come standard or as an option, but it certainly looks more modern.
At the center of the interior, a new ultra-wide full-HD display takes over for the old dual-screen setup, controlled by Acura's True Touchpad Interface. That system will come paired to an available 25-speaker "Signature Edition" ELS Studio 3D premium audio system with integrated LED ambient lighting.
The new MDX will also debut Acura's next-generation sport seats, including curvilinear quilting, gradient perforation, and high-contrast stitching and piping. These seats use a wider design for greater comfort and for the first time ever, can include a multi-mode massage function for the front occupants.
Acura didn't provide any details on the powertrains, but we expect to see the same turbocharged four-cylinder and V6 engines found in the TLX, possibly with a hybrid version coming later on.