As the year begins anew, Acura has released information on its current and upcoming roster of vehicles, with technical, performance and aesthetic changes arriving with the 2022 offerings. Many updates and refreshes are coming to Acura’s SUV lineup, including Acura’s flagship MDX, while speculation continues to linger on the recently announced 2023 Acura Integra.
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening at Acura in 2022.
2023 Acura Integra
While details on the production model of Acura’s iconic Integra revival are largely undisclosed, the model’s confirmation for next year sparked excitement throughout the automotive community this past summer. The Integra is speculated to be a hybrid delivery with a stylistic homage to its predecessors of the 80s and 90s models.
2022 Acura NSX
The second generation of the NSX will arrive in the new year with the Type S badge and transformative changes to the power and performance of the hybrid sports car. The NSX Type S will receive a 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6 and a three-motor hybrid system for a combined 600 hp.
Subtle changes to the NSX’s tuning are set to make a lasting impression, as this will be the final generation of the NSX lineup. The gearbox will receive a new rapid downshift mode, the adaptive damper system has been re-tuned and an available lightweight package will offer a 58-pound weight reduction, carbon-ceramic brakes, unique engine cover and interior design changes.
Aesthetic changes, such as a reshaped front spoiler, larger rear diffuser and more angular front intake vents cement the short-lived legacy of the sports car, which will be limited to 350 units when it arrives.
2022 Acura RDX
The RDX received a substantial aesthetic facelift this year, introducing refined chrome trim around the grille, large air intake and a redesign around the available LED fog lights. Reshaped cutouts for the new rectangular exhaust tips are also featured in the rear.
Inside the cabin, occupants will notice a decrease in road and engine noise through heightened changes in the RDX’s Active Sound Control system. Wireless charging pads are now offered as well as wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration coming standard. Drivers purchasing this year’s RDX are additionally provided with the option of pairing the Advance Package with the A-Spec package.
2022 Acura MDX
While keeping the standard 290-hp 3.5-litre V6 engine of previous MDX iterations, the 2022 Acura model arrives on an all-new chassis platform for a longer and wider vehicle. This increase in size allows the MDX more interior cargo and passenger space.
A stiffer body structure, updated suspension and brakes are packaged into the standard model release, while an MDX Type S is available, offering a superior performance boost, featuring a 355-hp 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 engine