Images of two future Acura models have possibly leaked online. The images depict two different Acura models that are not yet on the market.
The images come from Acurazine Forum published by a member who claims he pulled them from the infotainment software housed within his own RDX. While that is certainly an interesting story, it does add a layer of skepticism to the validity of these images being of actual future products.
Nonetheless, the image of the SUV appears to be of the next-generation MDX. The current MDX dates back to 2014, meaning it should be ready for a redesign in 2020 as a 2021 model. The rendering shows a midsize SUV wearing many design cues from the Precision Concept the brand showed in 2016.
Along with the alleged MDX is a new sedan. The sedan is a bit of a mystery as it doesn’t correlate with spy shots of the next-generation TLX. Specifically the mirrors of this sedan are mounted on the doors versus the A-pillar like the TLX.
One possibility is that the image is of the alleged Acura flagship sedan. Rumored to leverage the revived Legend nameplate, Acura is rumored to be working on a new sedan to capstone its lineup. This rumored sedan is slated to replace the current RLX in the lineup.
Acura has officially stated these two renderings are “just placeholders” within their infotainment software stack. That said, there is no denying the designs look very production-ready and in line with other recent Acura designs, such as the RDX.
A meatier look at Acura’s future may not be too far off. There are rumors the brand will show some sort of concept at next month’s Monterey Car Week.