Torrance, Calif., December 13, 2001 --- Acura will debut its RD-X concept
SUV, an urban adventure vehicle combining the street performance of a sports
coupe with the ruggedness of a next-generation SUV, at the 2002 North American
International Auto Show in January.
Equipped to meet the demanding lifestyle needs of active urbanites, the
RD-X features high-tech functionality, including a unique 2+2 configuration,
which can comfortably seat four, or, with the rear seats folded away, provide
abundant room for bicycles, snowboards and other weekend get away essentials.
An advanced all-wheel drive powertrain combines a high-performance i-VTEC
engine with a new, state-of-the-art Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) system
to provide outstanding acceleration and confident all-weather handling.
Inside, the RD-X's race car-inspired interior boasts an array of functional
innovations including an adjustable instrument panel and fold away rear
seats that angle outward for increased legroom. A wide-mouth rear opening
features innovative doors that open by sliding out and to the side for easy
access in tight, urban quarters. The rear cargo area incorporates a hidden
compartment to securely stow computers, briefcases and other valuables.
The RD-X is designed to provide both excellent visibility for driving in
traffic, and a feeling of security when parked on urban streets. Exterior
styling highlights include an aggressively raked belt line, a glass roof
for maximum visibility, and a unique rear roof panel that opens to allow
tall items to be easily transported. Oversized, run flat tires, ample ground
clearance and retractable headlights supply the toughness to handle the
hazards of urban living or weekend adventures.