The 2017 Acura MDX (2016 New York International Auto Show)

2016 New York Motor Show: Acura establishes hybrid version for all-new MDX

On March 23, Acura unveiled the all-new MDX at the 2016 New York International Auto Show.

The Acura MDX made its debut back in 2001 and its current third-generation model was launched at the New York International Auto Show in March 2013. It was also available for the Japanese market from 2003 to 2006 as the Honda MDX.

For the current MDX, the recently unveiled 2017 model is the first to feature significant upgrades since its debut. Along with redesigns to both the cabin and exterior, it comes equipped with new features including a newly developed powertrain.

The highlight of the 2017 model is its new hybrid system. It comes loaded with Acura’s innovative SH-AWD technology; the same three-motor sport hybrid system featured on the all-new NSX and RLX (the Honda Legend, in Japan).

The SH-AWD hybrid system uses a 3.0-liter V6 gasoline engine with Variable Cylinder Management. The transmission is a seven-speed dual-clutch system, which is integrated with a motor that powers the front wheels. It comes equipped with two motors at the back controlling the rear wheels for all-wheel drive. The engine and motor combine to offer 325hp of total output, exceeding the gasoline model by 35hp.