Acura Redefines Premium Crossover
Acura’s new addition to the burgeoning crossover sport utility realm is called 2007 RDX. Said vehicle is a four-door wagon or hatchback which is designed to redefine what a premium crossover utility vehicle (CUV) is.
The most anticipated arrival of the newest addition to Acura lineup is changing the stigma attached to crossovers and transforming the same into something positive an invigorating. 2007 Acura RDX has been developed for 4 years. The fairly unique appearance and performance can be attributed to the so-called ‘premium crossover’.
Acura RDX is mainly designed to distinguish what ‘premium crossover’ is. Basically, the CUV is aimed to distinguish the driving of ‘urban achievers’ from young double-income couples. Said vehicle exhibits sports-sedan performance wrapped in an all-new power, speed and luxury feel.
The automaker is expecting to expand the production of this vehicle from about 60,000 to approximately 400,000 within a period of 5 years. In addition, Acura wanted to grab about 40,000 sales annually.
2007 RDX is equipped with powered Acura parts such as the 2.3-liter turbo four-cylinder engine of 240 horsepower, with a five-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. The five-speed automatic transmission has a manual-shift mode that is manipulated by paddles on the steering wheel. The vehicle also has 15 feet 1 inch long space of 101 cubic feet and cargo space of 28 cubic feet behind the rear seat.
2007 RDX uses Acura’s SH-AWD, which means super-handling all-wheel drive. It was taken from the system of Acura's flagship RL sedan. The system combines vehicle stability control with computerized allocation of power between the front and rear wheels, and from side to side.
Acura RDX is priced at ,610. On the other hand, it also offers an optional technology package which is priced at ,110. Said package includes a rear-view camera, navigation system with voice recognition, and Elliot Scheiner’s version of 10-speaker premium audio system.
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