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Question for Jeff [View Article]    (Score: 1, Normal) 06-01-2018 06:38
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Even though Acura admits that more cross shopping is between them, Infiniti and Lexus yet Acura they’re aiming more for the European, sporty side of the spectrum, do you by any chance see the possibly of a RDX Type-S with the 3.0 V6 turbo? Given performance is a big goal, I really think Acura should offer a Type-S RDX as the main players all offer boosted 6, performance variants. It would help re-establish Type-S as a performance sub-brand and give the RDX (as well as future models) room to grow each model on the top end of their model trims while still retaining the high value equation that Acura’s are known for.
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Re: Question for Jeff [View Article]    (Score: 1, Normal) 06-01-2018 07:53
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Civicb18 wrote:
Even though Acura admits that more cross shopping is between them, Infiniti and Lexus yet Acura they’re aiming more for the European, sporty side of the spectrum, do you by any chance see the possibly of a RDX Type-S with the 3.0 V6 turbo? Given performance is a big goal, I really think Acura should offer a Type-S RDX as the main players all offer boosted 6, performance variants. It would help re-establish Type-S as a performance sub-brand and give the RDX (as well as future models) room to grow each model on the top end of their model trims while still retaining the high value equation that Acura’s are known for.


A Type S is coming, as is a possible hybrid variant.

bnilhome
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Re: Question for Jeff [View Article]    (Score: 1, Normal) 06-01-2018 08:14
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JeffX wrote:
Civicb18 wrote:
Even though Acura admits that more cross shopping is between them, Infiniti and Lexus yet Acura they’re aiming more for the European, sporty side of the spectrum, do you by any chance see the possibly of a RDX Type-S with the 3.0 V6 turbo? Given performance is a big goal, I really think Acura should offer a Type-S RDX as the main players all offer boosted 6, performance variants. It would help re-establish Type-S as a performance sub-brand and give the RDX (as well as future models) room to grow each model on the top end of their model trims while still retaining the high value equation that Acura’s are known for.


A Type S is coming, as is a possible hybrid variant.



So we could be seeing the NSX's V6 Twin Turbo hybrid coming to the RDX? If so, that just made my day. :) Any guess on how soon that might debut at an auto show...maybe early 2019?

dandaman15
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Re: Question for Jeff [View Article]    (Score: 1, Normal) 06-01-2018 11:01
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bnilhome wrote:
JeffX wrote:
Civicb18 wrote:
Even though Acura admits that more cross shopping is between them, Infiniti and Lexus yet Acura they’re aiming more for the European, sporty side of the spectrum, do you by any chance see the possibly of a RDX Type-S with the 3.0 V6 turbo? Given performance is a big goal, I really think Acura should offer a Type-S RDX as the main players all offer boosted 6, performance variants. It would help re-establish Type-S as a performance sub-brand and give the RDX (as well as future models) room to grow each model on the top end of their model trims while still retaining the high value equation that Acura’s are known for.


A Type S is coming, as is a possible hybrid variant.



So we could be seeing the NSX's V6 Twin Turbo hybrid coming to the RDX? If so, that just made my day. :) Any guess on how soon that might debut at an auto show...maybe early 2019?



It wouldnt be the NSX drivetrain. That costs more than the RDX alone, its most likely a version of the RLX with the new 3.0T.

bnilhome
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Re: Question for Jeff [View Article]    (Score: 1, Normal) 06-01-2018 11:41
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dandaman15 wrote:
bnilhome wrote:
JeffX wrote:
Civicb18 wrote:
Even though Acura admits that more cross shopping is between them, Infiniti and Lexus yet Acura they’re aiming more for the European, sporty side of the spectrum, do you by any chance see the possibly of a RDX Type-S with the 3.0 V6 turbo? Given performance is a big goal, I really think Acura should offer a Type-S RDX as the main players all offer boosted 6, performance variants. It would help re-establish Type-S as a performance sub-brand and give the RDX (as well as future models) room to grow each model on the top end of their model trims while still retaining the high value equation that Acura’s are known for.


A Type S is coming, as is a possible hybrid variant.



So we could be seeing the NSX's V6 Twin Turbo hybrid coming to the RDX? If so, that just made my day. :) Any guess on how soon that might debut at an auto show...maybe early 2019?



It wouldnt be the NSX drivetrain. That costs more than the RDX alone, its most likely a version of the RLX with the new 3.0T.



Is the RLX Sports Hybrid the same as the MDX Sports Hybrid? I would think that Acura would gain economies of scale if it plans to offer a Sports Hybrid Type S in all models.

JeffX
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Re: Question for Jeff [View Article]    (Score: 1, Normal) 06-01-2018 12:15
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bnilhome wrote:
dandaman15 wrote:
bnilhome wrote:
JeffX wrote:
Civicb18 wrote:
Even though Acura admits that more cross shopping is between them, Infiniti and Lexus yet Acura they’re aiming more for the European, sporty side of the spectrum, do you by any chance see the possibly of a RDX Type-S with the 3.0 V6 turbo? Given performance is a big goal, I really think Acura should offer a Type-S RDX as the main players all offer boosted 6, performance variants. It would help re-establish Type-S as a performance sub-brand and give the RDX (as well as future models) room to grow each model on the top end of their model trims while still retaining the high value equation that Acura’s are known for.


A Type S is coming, as is a possible hybrid variant.



So we could be seeing the NSX's V6 Twin Turbo hybrid coming to the RDX? If so, that just made my day. :) Any guess on how soon that might debut at an auto show...maybe early 2019?



It wouldnt be the NSX drivetrain. That costs more than the RDX alone, its most likely a version of the RLX with the new 3.0T.



Is the RLX Sports Hybrid the same as the MDX Sports Hybrid? I would think that Acura would gain economies of scale if it plans to offer a Sports Hybrid Type S in all models.



They are essentially the same system. The key difference is the engine. The MDX runs a 3.0L V6 while the RLX has a larger 3.5L V6. This is probably due to the fact that the MDX is sold in China, where the 3.5 would carry heavier tariffs than the 3.0.

I wouldn't expect to see this system in the RDX if they do go hybrid.

bnilhome
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Re: Question for Jeff [View Article]    (Score: 1, Normal) 06-01-2018 14:03
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JeffX wrote:
bnilhome wrote:
dandaman15 wrote:
bnilhome wrote:
JeffX wrote:
Civicb18 wrote:
Even though Acura admits that more cross shopping is between them, Infiniti and Lexus yet Acura they’re aiming more for the European, sporty side of the spectrum, do you by any chance see the possibly of a RDX Type-S with the 3.0 V6 turbo? Given performance is a big goal, I really think Acura should offer a Type-S RDX as the main players all offer boosted 6, performance variants. It would help re-establish Type-S as a performance sub-brand and give the RDX (as well as future models) room to grow each model on the top end of their model trims while still retaining the high value equation that Acura’s are known for.


A Type S is coming, as is a possible hybrid variant.



So we could be seeing the NSX's V6 Twin Turbo hybrid coming to the RDX? If so, that just made my day. :) Any guess on how soon that might debut at an auto show...maybe early 2019?



It wouldnt be the NSX drivetrain. That costs more than the RDX alone, its most likely a version of the RLX with the new 3.0T.



Is the RLX Sports Hybrid the same as the MDX Sports Hybrid? I would think that Acura would gain economies of scale if it plans to offer a Sports Hybrid Type S in all models.



They are essentially the same system. The key difference is the engine. The MDX runs a 3.0L V6 while the RLX has a larger 3.5L V6. This is probably due to the fact that the MDX is sold in China, where the 3.5 would carry heavier tariffs than the 3.0.

I wouldn't expect to see this system in the RDX if they do go hybrid.



So a different hybrid but still a sports hybrid? I would prefer a performance hybrid over an efficiency-only based hybrid.

Unknown
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Re: Question for Jeff [View Article]    (Score: 1, Normal) 06-06-2018 20:20
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Maybe a Type S with the 3.0 and a Sport Hybrid with a 2.0/hybrid drive? I could see that as a viable option to create 3 different drivetrain options.

 
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