The long awaited and refreshed version of the RDX crossover was recently unveiled. This model plays a very important role in Acura’s lineup of cars. However, according to gossip, the manufacturer is working on the high-performance version, the 2022 Acura RDX Type S.
The new SUV will bring a sportier appearance and many improvements over the base one. Besides, we should also expect more comfort inside as the many standard amenities. We don’t have official information about the engine under the hood of the Type S, but many believe that it will deploy the same machine as the regular one.
2022 Acura RDX Type S Exterior Design
We can expect the new 2022 Acura RDX Type S to look more sporty in terms of styling. Generally, the RDX is recently introduced with refreshed design, and Type S will follow that. The “floating-roof” rear pillar is the part where RDX separates from the rest of the models. However, a similar “floating-roof” is also present on several vehicles from several other makers.
We should also expect Type S to come with a revised front fascia, including a more attractive grill with a Type S badge in the middle. Besides this model, the manufacturer also offers an A-Spec package that adds darker elements, replacing the standard 19-inch alloy wheels with 20-inch rims.
Unlike the recently introduces 2022 Acura RDX, the high-performance version will host a more comfortable cabin that’s driver-oriented. However, it should feature the same seating layout using the usual 2-row/5-seater formula, offering plenty of space for travelers and their trappings. As you probably know, the RDX comes with a mixture of impressive technology, luxury, and style. This model features a new high-resolution 10.2-inch infotainment display and the company’s True Touchpad Interface.
Generally, we should expect the same infotainment to adore the Type S dash and much more amenities to be standard. The current RDX includes keyless entry/ignition, panoramic moonroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, ambient cabin lighting, heated front seats, heated side mirrors, self-dimming rearview mirror, Wi-Fi, Apple CarPlay/ Android Auto smartphone integration, and more.
2022 Acura RDX Type S Powertrain Specs
The new 2022 Acura RDX Type S will most likely to use the same mill as the regular one. That means we can expect a sole engine that consists of a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder unit turbocharged engine that delivers great performances.
However, unlike the standard model that produces 272 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque, we should expect Type S to give more power. Probably it will come with front wheels in standard form (FWD) or all four (AWD) with Acura’s Super Handling system.
Release Date and Price
The release of the upcoming 2022 Acura RDX Type S will most likely happen at the end of this year or beginning the next one. Besides more attractive and sportier styling, the forthcoming high-performance SUV should host many benefits compared to the regular one.
Still, many pieces of information are missing, and we must wait primarily Acura manufacturer to update it. When released, the new Acura RDX Type S will probably cost a few thousand dollars more than the regular model that starts at $38,000.