An Acura RDX owner has reportedly discovered images of two unannounced models hiding in his crossover’s infotainment system.
According to Acurazine’s RDX.god, “I was digging around images in the com.android.systemui package located on the RDX, loaded it into android developer toolkit, and low and behold, they have had images of the unreleased 2020 MDX on our RDX this whole time.”
As you can see in the pictures, the facelifted (or possibly redesigned) MDX is a departure from its predecessor as it adopts an all-new front fascia with a revised grille that is flanked by slimmer headlights. The model also has new air intakes and a wide lower opening.
Moving further back, the crossover sports new doors with chrome trim and a curve-shaped accent. The model also has a revised greenhouse with third quarter windows that now kicks upwards.
Styling changes to the rear are harder to make out, but it looks like the MDX will adopt a new rear bumper and updated taillights. The rear hatch has also been revamped as there’s a modified spoiler and less chrome trim.
If the MDX wasn’t interesting enough, the folder also contained pictures of a sedan. While RDX.god thinks they might be photos of the new TLX, we think they could be images of Acura’s all-new flagship sedan which is set to be unveiled, in concept form, at Pebble Beach next month.
There are a number of reasons why we believe this and the car looks significantly longer than the TLX. It also closely resembles the Precision concept which is said to have inspired the look of the new flagship sedan.
Regardless of what it is, the model has a prominent shield grille and slender LED headlights which reside above large air intakes. The car also has a sporty roofline and a dynamic character line that cuts through the door handles at an angle.
At the back, we can see wraparound taillights and a trunk that comes to a point in the center. There’s also a ventilated rear fascia and a trapezoidal recess for the rear license plate.
The post also included images of the interior and they suggest the car will have a digital instrument cluster and a freestanding infotainment system similar to the one used in the RDX. We can also see a stylish dashboard, power adjustable headrests and a color changing ambient lighting system.
If this is indeed Acura’s new flagship sedan, it will likely replace the RLX and some reports have suggested it could revive the Legend moniker.
Thanks to Gor to the tip!