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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

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Each model undergoes testing before it leaves the Acura build center.

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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The Integra returns next year as a 2023 model.

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In the last couple years, we've seen a few big-name nostalgic automotive nameplates return to the market. There was the Land Rover Defender and more recently the Ford Bronco. Now, it's Acura's turn to stroll down memory lane, as it gears up for the release of the fifth-generation 2023 Integra. The car will return in 2022 as a four-door with a liftback, and most importantly, it gets plenty of go-fast bits in the places that matter.

2023 Acura Integra While it's true that the Integra looks like other Acura sedans, it's not an indication of how it will drive. Acura

Before we go too far: Yes, the Integra looks like the ILX and the TLX sedans, and yes, it has four doors. Remember that the first-, second-, and third-generation cars were available with four doors. It wasn't until the Acura RSX (sold as the Integra in Japan and Australia) that the car shaved two doors and became exclusively a two-door hatchback. So, while the look may be disappointing to some, it's not out of place.

2023 Acura Integra The new Integra will come with a limited-slip differential and an optional manual gearbox.

All the specs are here, too. The 2023 Integra will get a high-output 1.5-liter engine, a limited slip differential, and an available six-speed manual gearbox. If that isn't the recipe for a fun front-drive enthusiast car, we don't know what is. The prototype rides on matte-finish 19-inch wheels and comes with Brembo high-performance brakes.

2023 Acura Integra Acura will release more details closer to the car's launch in 2022. Acura

Acura says that the 2023 Integra will mark the car's first time being built in the United States, and notes that the car will enter production at its Marysville Auto Plant in Ohio. The car will be formally introduced in the first half of 2022, so we'll have to wait until then for detailed specs and pricing information. The good news, however, is that Acura says the car will start around $30,000, making it accessible to a wide swath of the car buying public.

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The Acura Integra is coming back in 2022

This is all we know about the new Integra's styling.

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Secrets are hard to keep these days. It seems like new products always end up being leaked by one of the hundreds of people involved in the development process, to the point that even the most secretive companies have a hard time unveiling a product that people don't already know about. That wasn't the case this week, though. After announcing the final version of its NSX supercar at Monterey Car Week, Acura took to the skies with an impressive drone show that eventually spelled out a message no one expected to see: The Integra is coming back in 2022.



The original car launched in 1986, and its legend grew over time. After accumulating dozens of awards and spawning an entire industry around customizing and enhancing the Integra, Honda and Acura discontinued the car in 2001. We saw a successor to the crown in the Acura RSX for a few short years afterward, but it's been 15 years since a small, tossable sports car has graced the Acura catalog. Granted, Honda has been on a tear with the Civic Si and Civic Type-R, but there has been a hole in the Acura lineup for some time now.


Acura Integra The original Integra is the stuff of legend.Acura


Waiting is the hardest part, as they say. Other than the gorgeous drone display and tantalizingly mysterious teaser photo, we know nothing, which is a difficult spot to be as a car enthusiast. There are a few details, though. The car will return in 2022 as a "compact premium entrant," according to the press release. Company VP and Acura Brand Officer Jon Ikeda also said that the car is "returning to the Acura lineup with the same fun-to-drive spirit and DNA of the original, fulfilling our commitment to Precision Crafted Performance in every way – design, performance and the overall driving experience."

Given parent company Honda's success with performance versions of the Civic, we're optimistic that the 2022 Integra will put its compact dimensions to good use on the road and on the track. We'll have to be patient, though, because official details won't become available until closer to the car's introduction in 2022.


2022 Acura Integra Acura shared the new Integra's logo.Acura

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