Source: Honda Canada
TORONTO, The 2010 Acura RDX goes on sale across Canada on August 10 with a fresh new exterior look, a more luxurious interior, new technology features and improved fuel economy. With a sales increase in Canada of 17 per cent for the first half of 2009, the turbocharged RDX continues to be a leading compact-luxury CUV of choice for Canadians with active lifestyles who want a responsive and sporty vehicle with utility, leading-edge styling and the benefits of Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive(TM) (SH-AWD(TM)).
Externally, the 2010 RDX receives numerous changes resulting in a more aggressive, sporty appearance. RDX exterior styling further emphasizes the crossover's sporty athleticism. Large wheel arches, aggressively raked body sides, steeply raked windscreen and a short rear overhang generate a taut and muscular presence.
RDX gets a new front fascia, Acura's signature front grille, a hood with a new front edge design and updated HID headlights that are now controlled by a standard automatic on/off function. The headlight's new design incorporates a "smoke style" chrome plating treatment and complements the angular pattern set by the Acura grille. At the rear, a more aggressive bumper fascia, rectangular exhaust finishers, revised taillights and satin finish trim give the 2010 RDX a freshened appearance.
New 18-inch diameter, 10-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels, in conjunction with the vehicle's wide track (1572-mm front / 1590-mm rear), are designed to provide improved handling. Changes to the brake booster and servo deliver better brake pedal feel plus less initial brake "grabbiness." The brake system also makes use of revised rear brake pad actuation that delivers less drag and longer pad life. Also new are Geomet-coated brake rotors for improved looks and added corrosion protection.
The RDX also receives several new standard interior features, including a rear view camera system, electronic compass, a pull handle to make closing the rear hatch easier, auto-function headlights, ambient footwell lighting, a centre console storage tray, improved cupholders, USB-port connectivity, and Note function for XM(R) Radio.