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2021 Acura MDX interior teased, prototype to be unveiled Oct. 14

Acura is working on a redesign for the MDX. It’s the next introduction in Acura’s production transformation that kicked off with the arrival of the 2019 RDX and has continued with the arrival of the 2021 TLX.

Although both the new RDX and TLX have been on target, the new fourth-generation MDX is expected to be the most impressive yet of Acura’s redesigned lineup. Camouflaged prototypes have already been spotted and Acura will show us the design on October 14 with the reveal of a prototype.

2021 Acura MDX spy shots - Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2021 Acura MDX spy shots – Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2021 Acura MDX spy shots - Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2021 Acura MDX spy shots – Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2021 Acura MDX spy shots - Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2021 Acura MDX spy shots – Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

Acura looks to be going with evolutionary styling for the new MDX, though the vehicle will feature more sculpting for the surfaces, including a more prominent shoulder line running from the headlights to the taillights. We also know the new MDX will be longer, wider and lower than the current model, and it will also feature a sporty Type S variant.

Acura MDX Prototype teaser

Acura MDX Prototype teaser

Acura MDX Prototype teaser

Acura MDX Prototype teaser

Acura MDX Prototype teaser

Acura MDX Prototype teaser

Acura MDX Prototype teaser

Acura MDX Prototype teaser

Inside, the MDX will take design cues from the NSX supercar and 2021 TLX sport sedan. The dashboard features a horizontal theme with with a start button on the center console below a pushbutton gear selector. A trackpad will control the large infotainment screen perched atop the dashboard like a tablet, and a digital gauge cluster will be available.

It isn’t clear what Acura has planned for the powertrains. The base option is likely to remain a naturally aspirated V-6, and there should also be a hybrid option. For the MDX Type S, power is likely to come from the 355-horsepower 3.0-liter turbocharged V-6 of the TLX

2021 Acura MDX interior teased, prototype to be unveiled Oct. 14 via Type a message

Acura is working on a redesign for the MDX. It’s the next introduction in Acura’s production transformation that kicked off with the arrival of the 2019 RDX and has continued with the arrival of the 2021 TLX.

Although both the new RDX and TLX have been on target, the new fourth-generation MDX is expected to be the most impressive yet of Acura’s redesigned lineup. Camouflaged prototypes have already been spotted and Acura will show us the design on October 14 with the reveal of a prototype.

2021 Acura MDX spy shots - Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2021 Acura MDX spy shots – Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2021 Acura MDX spy shots - Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2021 Acura MDX spy shots – Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2021 Acura MDX spy shots - Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2021 Acura MDX spy shots – Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

Acura looks to be going with evolutionary styling for the new MDX, though the vehicle will feature more sculpting for the surfaces, including a more prominent shoulder line running from the headlights to the taillights. We also know the new MDX will be longer, wider and lower than the current model, and it will also feature a sporty Type S variant.

Acura MDX Prototype teaser

Acura MDX Prototype teaser

Acura MDX Prototype teaser

Acura MDX Prototype teaser

Acura MDX Prototype teaser

Acura MDX Prototype teaser

Acura MDX Prototype teaser

Acura MDX Prototype teaser

Inside, the MDX will take design cues from the NSX supercar and 2021 TLX sport sedan. The dashboard features a horizontal theme with with a start button on the center console below a pushbutton gear selector. A trackpad will control the large infotainment screen perched atop the dashboard like a tablet, and a digital gauge cluster will be available.

It isn’t clear what Acura has planned for the powertrains. The base option is likely to remain a naturally aspirated V-6, and there should also be a hybrid option. For the MDX Type S, power is likely to come from the 355-horsepower 3.0-liter turbocharged V-6 of the TLX

Second stimulus check: Here’s the new plan the House just unveiled

You’d get another $1,200 payment and, if you are out of work, an extra $600 a week in unemployment insurance payments under the latest House version of legislation designed help Americans through the coronavirus-created economic downturn.

The legislation would spend $2.2 trillion, down from the $3.4 trillion package that the House approved in May, which the Senate refused to take up and President Donald Trump threatened to veto.

The latest House measure, released as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin resumed talks, included the Democrats’ non-negotiable demand for federal assistance to state and local governments, though at half the original level.

It remained substantially more than the Senate Republicans’ $500 billion bill that failed to pass and their original $1 trillion measure that they didn’t bring up for a vote due to lack of support.

It also was larger than the bipartisan $1.5 trillion proposal offered by a group of more moderate Democratic and Republican lawmakers and which has received praise from Trump. That proposal by the Problem Solvers Caucus automatically would grow to $1.9 trillion if the pandemic continues and a vaccine remains elusive.

Rep. Josh Gottheimer, co-chair of the Problem Solvers Caucus, said he hoped the latest House proposal would lead to an agreement.

“With families, businesses, and local communities truly hurting from the impacts of this health and economic crisis, it’s unconscionable for Congress to go home without taking action,” said Gottheimer, D-5th Dist.

The House bill ignores Republican efforts to protect businesses from lawsuits by injured customers and workers, and increase taxpayer subsidies for religious and other private schools.

But it does require the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to issue strong standards for businesses, and the Problem Solvers Caucus has proposed immunizing companies that meet such safety requirements from coronavirus-related lawsuits.