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Check out the bright red, handcrafted Acura MDX PMC Edition

The Acura MDX has gotten an upgrade for 2020 with the addition of the premier MDX PMC Edition.

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Acura has made precision crafted performance more than just a tagline. It's a reality that threads from the NSX to the new, driver-centric RDX design and into forthcoming Type S models.

The 2020 Acura MDX PMC Edition ticks the boxes as a bold model that elevates the best parts of the three-row SUV.

It wears a new PMC-exclusive Valencia Red Pearl paint and has elements of the automaker's A-Spec package including gloss black 20-inch alloy wheels, a body color grille surround with gloss-black grille mesh, black chrome exhaust finishers; and gloss-black treatment for the roof, roof antenna, exterior mirrors, window molding, rear license plate garnish and door handles.

2020 Acura MDX PMC Edition

2020 Acura MDX PMC Edition

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Each model is individually numbered.

The MDX is powered by Honda's reliable 3.5-liter V6 engine that achieves 290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque. The engine is paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission.

This variant comes standard with all-wheel drive.

The MDX PMC Edition has an upgraded cabin complete with black Milano leather seats with Alcantara leather inserts, black piping, and red stitching for the seats, doors linings and center armrest. There's also a thick A-Spec sport steering wheel that features dimpled black leather with red stitching and metal-finished paddle shifters. A-Spec floormats, a red illuminated meter, and an individually numbered serial plaque on the lower console complete the model.

The vehicle was handcrafted at Acura's Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio, alongside the Acura NSX. Just 300 of the vehicles will be built for the U.S. and only 30 will be destined for Canada. To protect the paint during shipping, MDX PMC Edition models are wrapped in a specially designed car cover and transported to Acura dealers via enclosed, single-car carriers.

Pricing for the U.S. models is expected to start in the mid-$60,000 range.

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2023 Acura Integra2023 Acura Integra reservations begin soonautomotivemap.com

The Integra will start arriving on dealers' lots in early June, and will carry a starting price of $30,800 before destination. The car is the only liftback in its segment, and gets a turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 200 horsepower. A six-speed manual is available, but buyers can opt for a continuously variable transmission.

2023 Acura IntegraThe new Integra comes as a five-door only. Acura

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2023 Acura IntegraThe new Integra comes as a five-door only. Acura

Acura says it will elaborate on the Integra’s specs and features soon, but we have a good idea of what we’ll see when it does. The car will be powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder engine making north of 200 horsepower and will come with a six-speed manual transmission. Rev-matching and other trick performance features from the Honda Civic Type R and Civic Si will make their way into the new Integra, and the five-door car will likely ride on 19-inch wheels as the prototype does.

All automakers are struggling to keep pace with demand, as a global chip shortage and other supply chain disruptions continue. Acura says production of the new Integra will be limited, but does not share exact quantities. Other brands, such as Ford, have expanded production numbers of new and popular vehicles in response to swelling demand, but there’s no word yet on how restrictive or flexible Acura’s plans are.

2023 Acura IntegraThe Integra has a long motorsport and tuning history. Acura

Reservations open on March 10 for the 2023 Acura Integra. If you’re interested in getting on the list, head to acura.com/integra to enter your contact information. You’ll be notified when reservation books open.

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