2019 Acura MDX Becomes More Athletic With A-Spec Model

Set to go on sale at dealers nationwide this summer, the SUV features a more athletic stance highlighted by a few exterior touches.

A tweaked front end, larger tailpipes, smoked headlights and taillamps, black and dark chrome decorations and 20-inch alloy wheels, with a 10-spoke design, shod in low-profile 265 tires, set it apart from the rest of the family.

Inside, the Acura’s three-row SUV gets rich red or black leather-trimmed sports seats, with black Alcantara inserts. The 2019 MDX A-Spec has high-contrast stitching, special gauges, A-Spec-badged steering wheel with paddle shifters, carbon fiber trim and exclusive doorstep garnish. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are offered at no extra cost.

The 2019 Acura MDX A-Spec gets standard all-wheel drive, and just like other variants of the SUV, it comes with the AcuraWatch suite of driving assistance technologies. The list is long and counts forward collision warning, lane keeping assist, lane departure warning, collision mitigation braking system, road departure mitigation and adaptive cruise control.

Acura promises to come back with more details on the MDX A-Spec soon, adding that production will take place at the East Liberty plant, in Ohio, alongside the regular models. The manufacturer also promises to bring back the Type-S nameplate, as a “performance variant”, “over the next few years”.

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