Acura jams some socks down MDX’s underpants, creates Spec-A variant

Revealed yesterday at the 2018 NYIAS with sportier look, no extra performance

Acura injected some apparent sportiness into its MDX crossover with the new Spec-A version which isn’t any faster compared to the rest of the range, but it does look like it is.

The MDX Spec-A, which is exclusively available on AWD-equipped models, just debuted at the 2018 New York international auto show sporting, it gets “an aggressive new front fascia, body-color lower sills, larger-diameter exhaust finishers, as well as gloss-black and dark chrome decoration for the headlights, grille, window surround and rear tailgate spoiler,” as well as “larger 10-spoke, 20-inch Shark Grey alloy wheels.”

Inside, the sporty makeover continues: “sports seats trimmed in rich red or black leather with black Alcantara inserts, high-contrast stitching, unique A-Spec gauges, sport pedals, carbon-look console trim, a thicker-rimmed A-Spec-badged steering wheel with paddle shifters and an exclusive A-Spec door step garnish.”

On the performance front, Acura mentions no actual enhancements whatsoever - this is purely a visual pack meant to emphasize a sporty look and not a genuine performance hike. The MDX was apparently the last vehicle in Acura’s lineup to not receive a sporty-looking Spec-A model.

No word on pricing or availability just yet.

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