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Old 08 Aug 2007, 07:19 pm
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Default All-New Turbocharged 2007 Acura RDX Available at Dealers Today

Performance Oriented SUV Is a Technological Tour-De-Force



TORRANCE, Calif. - Aug 10 —

The 2007 Acura RDX, which delivers a new level of performance, handling and luxury to the sport utility market, makes its debut today at Acura retailers nationwide. The performance oriented RDX boasts the exceptional handling of a sports sedan with the utility of a SUV and brings a new level of driving excitement in the growing entry premium crossover SUV segment.


"The 2007 RDX illustrates Acura's passion for developing vehicles that can deliver the ultimate in performance, technology and safety," said Dick Colliver, executive vice president of sales. "For drivers that want the utility of an SUV but demand a sporty driving experience, the RDX truly delivers."


Featuring Acura's first-ever turbocharged and intercooled engine coupled with patented Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™(SH-AWD)™technology, the RDX blends the best in responsiveness, control and efficiency. The RDX is equipped with a 2.3-liter DOHC 16-valve in-line four cylinder engine with i-VTEC valve control that produces 240 horsepower. By adding an innovative variable flow turbocharger, an exceptionally broad powerband with virtually no turbo lag is produced.


In addition to an exhilarating driving experience, the technocharged RDX offers a comprehensive list of standard comfort and convenience features, including a dual-zone automatic climate control system, a 360-watt, 7-speaker Acura Premium Sound System with a multi-format 6-disc changer, XM® Satellite Radio and a convenient MP3/auxiliary input jack for connecting popular portable audio devices such as an iPod®.


As part of its ongoing commitment of providing safety through innovation, the RDX is equipped with state-of-the-art safety features. An Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure helps maintain the structural integrity of the passenger cabin in a frontal collision. By distributing the collision forces more widely across the front of the vehicle and away from the cabin as well as more uniformly absorbing impact energy, the chance of intrusion into the passenger cabin is reduced. Inside the RDX, a full complement of passive safety features are found, such as the latest generation of dual-stage, dual-threshold airbags for the driver and front passenger, side airbags for the driver and front passenger and side curtain airbags with a rollover sensor for all outboard occupants.


The generously equipped RDX carries a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $32,995 and is only available with a single factory option - the Technology Package. The RDX with Technology Package, priced at $36,495, enhances the driving experience by adding a 10-speaker, 410-watt, Acura/ELS Surround® Premium Sound System designed by legendary recording engineer Elliot Scheiner to create an unmatched listening experience. In addition, the Technology Package includes the Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition™, HandsFreeLink™ wireless telephone interface, AcuraLink™ Satellite Communication System with Real Time Traffic and a rearview camera.


Acura celebrated its 20th anniversary on March 27, 2006 and offers a full line of technologically advanced luxury performance vehicles through a nationwide network of more than 260 dealers throughout the United States. For more information about Acura vehicles, please visit www.acura.com. For media inquiries, please visit www.acuranews.com.


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