The next-gen Acura is about to get some serious upgrades. However, the big news is a new 2021 Acura MDX Type S. This model will finally happen after years of speculation. Acura’s Type S is a classy performance treatment, and MDX crossover will get one. This model will go beyond the range-topping A-Spec trim level. It will offer a sportier appearance and much more.
However, performance is still a mystery. However, we don’t expect significant improvements in terms of performance. A twin-turbo V6 is the most likely candidate. Acura will deliver additional tweaks on the inside, and this model will go on sale later in 2020.
2021 MDX Type S Redesign
The forthcoming 2021 Acura MDX Type S will bring a sportier design. The perfect example is the TLX Type S sedan. The same treatment should be applied to the MDX crossover. That includes various changes. For a start, the grille will look different and closer to the RDX model. However, headlights and the rest of the front fascia will totally depart from new TLX or RDX models.
The reason is the proportions of the MDX model. Of course, customers should expect a more aggressive appearance. Furthermore, various blacked-out trims are a must. The ride is lower, and aerodynamics are very impressive. Acura will opt for multiple exhaust outlets, matte black accents, and the rear part will also look aggressive.
Acura will surely deliver a couple of sporty treatments on the inside as well. However, the exact interior details of the 2021 Acura MDX Type S are not available yet. That includes the different shape of the air vents and unique upholstery with contrast stitching. This is just a beginning, as MDX Type S will get a brand-new steering wheel.
The goal is to make cabin sportier and to deliver better comfort. High-performance versions are usually offering improved safety ratings. Thanks to that, expect additional driver-assistance and safety aids. Acura will release interior details closer to the launch date.
Potent V6 to Deliver Over 300 Horsepower
Next-gen Acura MDX will get a new powertrain option. However, we don’t know what will exactly happen to the 2021 Acura MDX Type S. However, the manufacturer said that the MDX Type S would go beyond the A-Spec trim level in terms of performance. We don’t know what that means because the A-Spec model does not deliver improved performances.
However, we could find the answer in the new TLX Type S model. This model is using a twin-turbo V6, and it delivers over 300 horsepower. However, MDX is a larger crossover, so it will probably provide less power. On the other hand, retuning the engine is another possibility. From what we know, Acura will deliver Super Handling All-Wheel-Drive setup as standard.
2021 Acura MDX Type S Release Date and Price
If we use TLX Type S sedan as an example, the new 2021 Acura MDX Type S will go on sale by the end of the year. Most likely, Acura will launch its latest model in the last quarter of 2020. The price is not available yet, but anything below $60,000 would surprise us.