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Motor Trend Names Acura MDX 2001 Sport/Utility of the Year

Torrance, Calif., October 23, 2000 --- Motor Trend magazine today presented its prestigious 2001 Sport/Utility of the Year award to the all-new Acura MDX. This year's competition included 12 sport/utility vehicles from the U.S., Europe and Asia that were either new or substantially changed for the 2001 model year.
The award is presented annually by the editors of Motor Trend to the most significant new SUV in the industry, taking into consideration such factors as technological advancements, value, safety, performance, livability, quality of assembly, and overall impact on the automotive market.
"Our judgment is that no other new or substantially revised sport/utility vehicle offers the Acura's mix of seven-passenger convenience, large-load capacity, crisp on- road dynamics, impressive off- and all-road capabilities, excellent build quality, a strong and efficient powertrain, high feature content, and exceptional value," wrote the editors of Motor Trend in concluding their assessment of this year's competitors.

Available this year as a 2001 model, the MDX is Acura's first designed-from-the- ground-up sport-utility vehicle.
"We are honored to receive this distinguished award," said Acura executive vice president Dick Colliver. "MDX is the first luxury SUV to deliver sport and utility without compromise and this award validates this achievement.

"The MDX, like all Acura vehicles, comes equipped with a comprehensive 4- year/50,000-mile limited warranty that includes Acura's TLC (Total Luxury Care) customer service package.
Acura offers a full line of luxury performance vehicles through a nationwide network of nearly 260 dealers. The Acura line up features six distinct models including the exotic NSX supercar, the 3.5 RL flagship luxury sedan, the best-selling 3.2 TL luxury performance sedan, the all-new 3.2 CL luxury performance coupe, the fun-to-drive Integra and the revolutionary MDX luxury sport-utility vehicle. For more information about Acura vehicles, please visit www.acura.com.