MARKHAM, ON, Dec. 3, 2013 /CNW/ - The Acura MDX luxury performance SUV has been named "Best New SUV over $60,000" by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). The all-new 2014 MDX offers even higher levels of luxury comfort and quietness, together with exhilarating dynamic performance, class-leading fuel economy ratings, and advanced safety features, and an even more luxurious, technology-packed and versatile passenger cabin. Developed on an all-new platform that is optimized in every respect for the needs of today's luxury SUV buyers, the 2014 Acura MDX is powered by a new 290-horsepower direct-injected i-VTEC V-6 powertrain with fuel-saving Variable Cylinder Management technology.
"Our new MDX luxury performance SUV is a leader in luxury, performance, safety and technology, setting the standard for the luxury segment," said Dave Gardner, vice president of sales and marketing, Honda Canada. "We are extremely proud of the MDX being chosen as AJAC's Best New SUV over $60,000."
The 2014 AJAC Canadian Car of the Year Awards "TestFest" was held October 21-25 in Niagara Falls, Ontario with 80 automotive journalists from across the country conducting back-to-back test evaluations of 174 vehicles in 12 separate categories. According to AJAC officials, the event is designed to provide Canadian consumers with sound, comparative information on vehicles that are new to the market.
About the 2014 Acura MDX
The all-new 2014 MDX offers even higher levels of luxury comfort and quietness, together with exhilarating dynamic performance, class-leading fuel economy ratings, and advanced safety features, and an even more luxurious, technology-packed and versatile passenger cabin. The MDX was developed on an all-new platform that is optimized in every respect for the needs of today's luxury SUV buyers. Similar to its flagship sedan counterpart, the MDX harnesses a host of Acura signature technologies to deliver on Acura's "Synergy between Man and Machine" product direction.
Acura is the luxury-performance division of Honda Canada Inc. The Acura lineup features six distinctive models including the RLX luxury performance sedan, the TL performance luxury sedan, the TSX sedan, the ILX compact luxury sedan, the RDX luxury crossover SUV and the MDX luxury sport utility vehicle.
AJAC is an association of professional writers, publishers and photographers whose focus is the automobile and the automotive industry. AJAC, a not-for-profit professional organization incorporated in 1981, was established to encourage unity among journalists who specialize in reporting on the automobile. AJAC manages the annual Canadian Car of the Year awards program.
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SOURCE: Acura Canada
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