Acura has announced that the 2016 Acura RDX has achieved a 5-Star overall vehicle crash score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in its New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). The company goes on to add that this is the sixth time in its history that the entire line-up of models has achieved a top score from the safety regulators, ahead of any other brand in the U.S. market.
The Acura RDX has been refreshed for MY 2016 featuring the incorporation of advanced safety technologies. It adds the AcuraWatch suite of safety and driver assistance systems and will be offered as standard on all 2016 RDX models. The AcuraWatch suite comprises of Lane Keeping Assist System, Adaptive Cruise Control, Collision Mitigation Braking System and a Blind Spot Information system. The company informs that the AcuraWatch suite will also be made available across the entire Acura model line-up.
The 2016 Acura RDX features an enhanced crash safety design with various changes made to its Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure. The next generation ACE design in the 2016 RDX features a network of structural elements designed to help distribute energy more evenly throughout the front in an event of a crash, increasing passenger protection.
The 2016 Acura RDX will sport the company’s signature JewelEye LED treatment for the headlamps and taillamps. Other visual changes include a revised front and rear fascia along with new design wheels. It will be powered by a 3.5-litre i-VTEC V6 engine that produces 279 hp with Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) and a reworked All Wheel Drive system with Intelligent Control.
Jon Ikeda, Vice President and General Manager, Acura division, said that consumers expect luxury vehicles to feature advanced safety performance and Acura is leading the way offering safety and driver assistive technologies which have helped the company achieve the top safety rating across its entire model line-up. He also went on to add that the core characteristic of the brand has been offering leading safety performance.