The photos of a high-performance model 2021 Acura MDX Type S surfaced recently. As you may know, the last time we saw the Acura MDX Type-S crossover, it was early in 2019. Back at that time, this model has wearing heavy camouflage.
However, the new patent photos reveal two different models, one is the original MDX model and the other one is definitively Types S crossover. Both versions are featuring a unique front fascia with larger air intakes and a revised grille.
2021 Acura MDX Type S Exterior Structuring
Most probably, the upcoming 2021 Acura MDX Type S will ride on the new platform. This luxury seven-seater crossover will offer more aggressive styling than the regular one. Last year, this model was spotted on the road with heavy camouflage. The only visible surface has been its grille. However, after almost a year, we have some new modeling photos that reveal how the final version may look like. Starting with the first photos, we can see that the next MDX model hosts a diamond pentagon grille that is flanked by newly shaped headlights and vertical air intakes. Besides, this model that is probably the base one also features a panoramic glass roof and a dual exhaust system.
The high-performance Type S is looking slightly more aggressive. This model sports a unique front fascia with a revised grille and larger air intakes. Moreover, we think that MDX will most likely be influenced by the RDX and TLX models. So, expect many borrowed cues from them.
The interior department remains to be the most mysterious. At this date, there is no available image to describe what is updated and changed. If we relied on the recent speculations, the upcoming model would boost more standard features than before. Also, the Type S will continue to offer the same comfort and three rows of seats. Thanks to that, there are rooms for seven passengers inside. However, the third row is not so ideal for adults, but it is perfect for kids.
Standard equipment will definitively include the AcuraWatch suite of safety, leather interior, power-operated and heated front seats, tri-zone automatic climate control, power tailgate, power moonroof, and the HomeLink garage-door opener. Moreover, most of the details are still very well guarded and we can only wait for more information.
2021 Acura MDX Type S Engine Performance
Under the hood of 2021 Acura MDX model will be a potent engine. As we already said, we can expect an all-new platform and a few engine possibilities. The entry-level variant with probably use a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine developing 272 horses (203 kW) and 280 lb-ft (379 Nm) of torque. This engine will use a six-speed automatic transmission and it uses a front-wheel-drive system as standard. As you may know, most nowadays cars, offer the AWD system as optional, and we can expect the same with the MDX model.
Besides, Acura automaker will also introduce Sport Hybrid variant and a performance-oriented 2021 Acura MDX Type S variant. According to the last news, this model will use a new turbocharged V6 engine that will provide 300+ horses. However, we are still waiting for official statements and numbers.
Release Date and Price
There is no exact release date of the 2021 Acura MDX Type S variant. From many speculations, the redesigned Type S model will arrive at the end of this year or in the first quartal of the next one. Pricing is still a mystery and we can only wait for more accurate information.