Selling at its fastest pace, the all-new 2019 Acura RDX has helped Acura to broke at least five US sales records last month, while keeping its position as the leader of the highly competitive compact luxury SUV segment. The model, which was launched on June 1, is the first Acura to carry the broadest design update in 10 years.
The new-gen Acura RDX hit the US market with a starting price of $37,300 before a $995 destination fee. With the launch of this latest model, Acura also introduced the RDX’s first-ever A-Spec trim. The 2019 RDX sits on a specifically-made body and chassis architecture that are competely new. It packs Acura’s True Touchpad Interface and an ultra-wide panoramic moonroof as standard, while other premium features such as Acura ELS Studio 3D and 16-way power seats are offered optionally.
Powering the new RDX is Honda Civic Type R’s turbocharged 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder powerplant paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. The retuned engine produces 272 HP and 380 Nm of torque. The 2019 RDX is manufactured in East Liberty, Ohio, with its powertrain built at Acura’s other factory in Ohio and Georgia.
Below are the multiple sales records broken by the RDX model:
- RDX sales jumped 36.9% over June 2017 with 7,292 units sold, hitting an all-time record for any month.
- RDX surpassed the 6,761 sales mark set by MDX in 2014, thus setting a new monthly sales record for Acura SUVs.
- RDX scored in June the the highest monthly sales total of any Acura model since the TL sedan in April 2006 (more than 10 years ago).
- RDX topped the compact luxury SUV segment as the top-selling model. It was also one of the best-selling luxury cars in the US last month.
- RDX pushed Acura to break the June light-truck sales record with 11,185 units sold, an increase of 16.9% over the same month last year.