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2021 MDX Is the Latest Acura to Trade a Touchscreen for a Trackpad


The most obvious changes come to the instrument panel, which benefits from the addition of a fully digital gauge cluster the brand dubs the Acura Precision Cockpit. It also features a new look to the center console that now contains an integrated drive mode selector, much like the one found in the NSX supercar. Another massive screen sits atop the dashboard, revealing a reworked infotainment system that’s more elegant than the current crossover’s.

Other photos show off the Prototype’s seats. There’s now more detailing by way of contrasting stitching and piping, as well as intricate quilting. The look continues on to the second-row seats (and it appears the third-row ones, too).

Lastly, Acura gives us a look at the three-row model’s 25-speaker ELS Studio 3D audio system. It features LED lights behind the speaker grilles, similar to the high-end systems found in Mercedes and BMW models. All in all, it looks like the MDX is going seriously upmarket, signaling Acura’s ambition to double down on both luxury and performance. The new MDX Prototype will be fully unveiled on October 14, 2020.



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