A week after unveiling the silhouette of the fourth-generation MDX prototype, Acura comes back with images of the interior, which will be the most upscale and technologically advanced in the model’s history.
First observation: the decor is very similar to that of the new Acura TLX 2021, which we just recently tested.
The layout of the central console (which incorporates a touchpad and a wrist rest), the control unit a little higher (with the buttons that replace the gear lever and those for the driving modes) as well as the large screen that stands at the top are very similar to those of the redesigned compact sedan.
The design of the dashboard and trim, however, seem to create an even sharper separation between driver and front passenger. Also, since this is a utility vehicle, there is more storage. Acura promises rich materials, like open-pore real wood and hand-wrapped leather with French stitching, as well as a better view of the road than in the old MDX.
There are also new generation seats with a more sculpted shape and contrasting styling. The two front bucket seats will offer increased comfort thanks to a multimode massage function.
Other highlights to watch out for include fully digital instrumentation behind the wheel, the ELS Studio "Signature Edition" 25-speaker premium audio system, and ambient LED lighting.
The official unveiling of the new Acura MDX prototype is scheduled for October 14, so we'll have more details and images at that time. As for the production model, it will be launched early next year.