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Powered by a 3.0-litre 350bhp V6, the MDX Type S is said to be the most powerful, best handling and most lavishly equipped Acura SUV yet.

08 Nov 2021 | International News : U.S.A

Acura has revealed more details on the MDX Type S, the firm's most powerful, best handling and most lavishly equipped Acura SUV yet.

Numerous signature design features distinguish the MDX performance variant, including an exclusive front splitter and an open-surface Diamond Pentagon grille allows approximately 10% more air to enter the engine bay. For additional cooling, the side vents flanking the grille route air to a sub-radiator on each side of the engine compartment.

Twin large round exhaust outlets distinguish the Type S apart from regular MDXs
In the rear, Acura MDX Type S features a diffuser flanked on each side by two large round exhaust outlets. As with TLX Type S, the MDX Type S will be available in an eye-catching, and Type S-exclusive Tiger Eye Pearl paint finish.

At the heart of the 2022 MDX Type S is a turbochared V6 created exclusively for Type S models. The 3.0-litre V6 engine produces 350bhp and 480Nm torque.

This engine is pared to a 10-speed automatic transmission as well as Acura's Super Handling All-Wheel Drive system, which is able to divert up to 70% of the engine's torque to the rear axle.

Soft-touch Milano leather seats, available in Red, Ebony or new Light Orchid distinguish the Acura MDX Type S in the cabin from regular MDXs. These are accented with premium Black Ultrasuede inserts.

The cabin gets soft-touch Milano leather seats
The Type S also additionally gets a racing-inspired flat-bottom steering wheel with the Type S badge, contrast stitching on the dash, doors, and lower instrument panel, metal sport pedals and a metal-plated glove box handle.

A 12.3-inch Acura Precision Cockpit all-digital instrument display is standard along with Acura's award-winning True Touchpad Interface paired with a 12.3-inch ultra-wide HD centre display.

An Advance Package will also be offered for the Acura MDX Type S, delivering with it Acura's first use of massaging front seats and a new 25-speaker Els Studio Signature Edition premium audio system for a class-leading audio experience.

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