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Naga Royal Guard
12-19-2004, 06:36 PM
<IMG SRC="http://i.tnpv.us/pv/2004/12/16/HON2004121646565_pv.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i.tnpv.us/pv/2004/12/16/HON2004121646592_pv.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i.tnpv.us/pv/2004/12/16/HON2004121646551_pv.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i.tnpv.us/pv/2004/12/16/HON2004121646539_pv.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>source: weick<p>December 16, 2004 -- DETROIT -- The Acura RD-X Concept vehicle will make its debut at the 2005 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. This concept version of the upcoming Acura entry SUV, which will go on sale in 2006, combines the performance of a sports sedan with the versatility and utility of a premium SUV.<p>Aimed at active urban professionals and packed full of performance and technology, the RD-X Concept is designed to knife through traffic on crowded city streets and carve up twisty mountain roads. It features aggressive styling, a wide track, bold fender flares and a unique wood and leather interior based on the feeling of an upscale loft apartment.<p>Additional details on the RD-X Concept will be announced on Sunday, Jan. 9th at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. <p>wieck

SV
12-20-2004, 09:15 PM
so this will compete with the X3 in its production form it sounds like...it looks pretty interesting from the sketches <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beerchug.gif" BORDER="0">

CalinG7
12-21-2004, 01:46 AM
I actually like this. Hopefully Acura doesn't blandify it like they do most of their production vehicles. I'd really like to know if it will have a V6, though, seeing as most competitors do, and this would be an upscale version of the CR-V.

Charger
12-23-2004, 09:42 AM
someone took a pic of it <br> <IMG SRC="http://www.honda-acura.net/forums/attachment.php?s=bbd0b03963b5a4d3852a77b7cf02c906&attachmentid=35858" BORDER="0"> <br>source: honda-acura.net

roadster2006
12-23-2004, 01:03 PM
hmmmmm i wonder if that guy is working at the NAIAS maybe he can get some more upcoming sneak peeks

whipster
12-23-2004, 02:15 PM
wonder if it will be sold in Europe

knihc2008
12-23-2004, 02:24 PM
looks like they already blandified it for the concept..

rwcmick
01-06-2005, 12:48 AM
isn't this just a warmed over fr-v? not that it's a bad thing, but it sure looks like it to me...no?<p><IMG SRC="http://www.channel4.com/4car/media/H/honda/fr-v/03-large/04-fside-a.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>source: channel4.com

JBlair
01-06-2005, 10:54 AM
Totally different, actually. In both size and design.

rwcmick
01-06-2005, 02:22 PM
really? i have to disagree with you. the fr-v is based on the cr-v<p><A HREF="http://world.honda.com/event/paris2004/report/FR-V" TARGET="_blank">http://world.honda.com/event/paris2004/report/FR-V</A>/<p>and the rd-x is based on the cr-v<p><A HREF="http://www.autosite.com/autoshows/2005-Detroit-Auto-Show/acura-rdx-concept.asp" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autosite.com/autosh...t.asp</A><p>so the size should be similar. as for the design, what's not the same on the outside? the front clip and maybe the c pillar treatment? they've slimmed down the greenhouse on the rd-x, but that's just for effect in the drawing<p>I personally think that the rd-x drawings look a lot like the fr-v. Drawings can be misleading, but I'm pretty sure these two vehicles are strongly related. Granted the rd-x probably won't have the fr-v unique seating, but overall I'm still going with my "warmed over" theory.<p><IMG SRC="http://i.tnpv.us/pv/2004/12/16/HON2004121646565_pv.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://world.honda.com/event/paris2004/report/FR-V/image/0923/0201.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><i>Modified by rwcmick at 1:28 PM 1/6/2005</i><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by rwcmick at 1:29 PM 1/6/2005</i>

JBlair
01-06-2005, 02:33 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>rwcmick</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">really? i have to disagree with you. the fr-v is based on the cr-v<p><A HREF="http://world.honda.com/event/paris2004/report/FR-V" TARGET="_blank">http://world.honda.com/event/paris2004/report/FR-V</A>/<p>and the rd-x is based on the cr-v<p><A HREF="http://www.autosite.com/autoshows/2005-Detroit-Auto-Show/acura-rdx-concept.asp" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autosite.com/autosh...t.asp</A><p>so the size should be similar. as for the design, what's not the same on the outside? the front clip and maybe the c pillar treatment? they've slimmed down the greenhouse on the rd-x, but that's just for effect in the drawing<p>I personally think that the rd-x drawings look a lot like the fr-v. Drawings can be misleading, but I'm pretty sure these two vehicles are strongly related. Granted the rd-x probably won't have the fr-v unique seating, but overall I'm still going with my "warmed over" theory.<p><IMG SRC="http://i.tnpv.us/pv/2004/12/16/HON2004121646565_pv.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://world.honda.com/event/paris2004/report/FR-V/image/0923/0201.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><i>Modified by rwcmick at 1:28 PM 1/6/2005</i><p><br><i>Modified by rwcmick at 1:29 PM 1/6/2005</i></TD></TR></TABLE><br>They are in no way, shape or form related. The FR-V is a mini-mpv, and not an SUV (Car-based of course), unlike the RD-X which is an SUV. The RD-X is an all-new vehicle based on the CR-V platform and does not share any sheetmetal with any current Honda.

rwcmick
01-06-2005, 03:33 PM
okay...they ARE related because they both are based off the cr-v. i think that the shape is related too. you take an fr-v. you make it awd and raise the ride height so now it's an "suv". you modify the interior to make it an acura and voila rd-x. right? i mean you have to admit that the overall shape is the same? no? not picking an argument here, but c'mon! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0"> <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by rwcmick at 2:40 PM 1/6/2005</i>

CalinG7
01-06-2005, 03:58 PM
The FR-V is a Civic MPV for Europe and the CR-V is a Civic SUV for...., just about everyone, I guess. So yes, in that sense they are both very much related, both based on the Honda Civic architecture. There are two small, almost insignificant differences that I can see. One, the RD-X is based on the next Civic-derived CR-V, while I believe the FR-V is based off the current generation. Two, the FR-V might be more closely based off the basic Civic platform, while the CR-V and RD-X might have a slightly modified-for-SUV duty platforms. Overall, very similar vehicles, IMO.

JBlair
01-06-2005, 04:04 PM
Similar, but it is not a rebadge job and no sheetmetal is going to be shared between the two.

Rugbyplaya91
01-06-2005, 08:37 PM
i defiently wish it was higher up off the ground

taskbearer
01-06-2005, 11:50 PM
Loks quite dynamic. The interior also shows a sign that acura can really deliver when it comes to interiors. Looks just as imaginative and techy as the RL.

Charger
01-09-2005, 02:51 PM
<IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/2005_detroit/acura/rdx/images/1.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br> <IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/2005_detroit/acura/rdx/images/2.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br>source: autoweek<p>Its a lot smoother than I thought it would be

LEXUS FAN!
01-09-2005, 03:01 PM
oh please no<p>acura was doing so good w/ their suv's too

Charger
01-09-2005, 03:09 PM
<IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/2005_detroit/acura/rdx/images/3.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br> <IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/2005_detroit/acura/rdx/images/4.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br> <IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/2005_detroit/acura/rdx/images/AcuraRDX_0544.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br> <IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/2005_detroit/acura/rdx/images/AcuraRDX_0578.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br> <IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/2005_detroit/acura/rdx/images/AcuraRDX_0687.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br> <IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/2005_detroit/acura/rdx/images/AcuraRDX_0700.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br> <IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/2005_detroit/acura/rdx/images/AcuraRDX_0705.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br> <IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/2005_detroit/acura/rdx/images/AcuraRDX_0775.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br> <IMG SRC="http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/2005_detroit/acura/rdx/images/AcuraRDX_0831.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br>source: autoweek

Ascariss
01-09-2005, 03:14 PM
Almost looks like an acura version of the RAV4, but is it?

The Water Is Poison
01-09-2005, 03:23 PM
I think they need to put the front bumper closer to the ground or make the body thicker, it makes it look way too thin

Charger
01-09-2005, 03:23 PM
<IMG SRC="http://sohc.vtec.net/news_files/314671/05rdx_pr-005.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br> <IMG SRC="http://sohc.vtec.net/news_files/314671/05rdx_pr-010.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br>source: vtech<p>more bigger pics<br><A HREF="http://www.vtec.net/news/news-item?news_item_id=314671" TARGET="_blank">http://www.vtec.net/news/news-...14671</A>

JBlair
01-09-2005, 03:41 PM
What is with the manufacturers at this show? Almost all of the concepts which had drawings released before the concepts were introduced look hideous! This looks nothing like that sketch, almost looks like it is 10 years old.

Naga Royal Guard
01-09-2005, 04:18 PM
<i>"what the hell is going on"</i><p>offspring said it about kids, but it applys to concepts this year just as well

Top Secret
01-09-2005, 06:04 PM
Front end just screams MDX! And what's up with the snakeskin steering wheel?

The Water Is Poison
01-09-2005, 06:08 PM
Finally someone makes an Offspring reference<p>"What the hell is going on<br>The cruelest dream, reality"<p>these cars looked at least allright in the sketches but reality is just a cruel dream

nismo
01-09-2005, 07:27 PM
It sorta looks like the X3. I think its going to look ok when its in production trim.

piokor
01-09-2005, 09:22 PM
I believe that this is based on the CRV.