2020 Acura MDX Type S: Spy Shots, Turbo V6 Engine, Release Date

Type S is definitely returning. A heavy camouflaged SUV that we’ve seen recently is just the confirmation. Yes, the 2020 Acura MDX Type S is happening. A performance-oriented model will arrive in the coming months and the heat is on. The “S” variant was already confirmed at the Detroit Auto Show. However, Acura’s CEO didn’t specify which models will be S-typed.

Now, things are much clearer. The 2020 MDX Type S will introduce plenty of improvements over the base model. Interior is perfectly disguised, unfortunately. Two exhaust pipes are clearly suggesting a V-type of the engine, possibly with two turbochargers.

2020 Acura MDX Type S design
Acura MDX A-Spec model on the photo

2020 Acura MDX Type S – Spy Photos

The 2020 Acura MDX Type S has been spotted recently during the road tests. Under a heavy camouflage, there wasn’t that much to be seen. Even the headlights were off. However, the shape and the dimensions were clear indications that we are looking at the MDX SUV. The base model will get only minor exterior facelift. But that isn’t that much important anyway. The MDX Type S will largely depart from the base model.

That means the Acura will introduce plenty of changes over the base model. As the previous variants of the “S” models, we expect plenty of sportiness. Acura will deliver impressive aerodynamics and slightly more aggressive styling. We can expect different sort of grille up front. Also, we predict a very attractive hood and headlights. At the back, a dual exhaust system clearly suggests a new engine. We’ll get to that later.

2020 Acura MDX Type S spyshot

Interior is a Mystery

Unfortunately, the interior wasn’t visible on the spy photos. Testing vehicle was in a perfect disguise, especially from the inside. Not even a single emblem was visible. However, we can see an interesting new design of the air vents on the center stack. Also, engine start button sits lower than on the base model.

The 2020 Acura MDX Type S will surely provide better upholstery and significantly better comfort. We can expect numerous badges and plenty of sportiness. The most interesting part is surely new steering wheel. The MDX model is offering a top safety rating. We have no doubts that the 2020 MDX Type S will continue that tradition.

Twin-Turbo V6 Engine

First of all, Acura confirmed that the company is working on the all-new turbocharged V6 unit. This engine is still in development. Also, this unit will be for the Acura-branded models and Type S seems like a perfect candidate. Moreover, the spy photos were showing us two exhaust pipes. It is a clear suggestion that we are dealing with the V-type of engine.

Last year, Acura’s representatives said that the new engine won’t be overly aggressive and strong. It should represent a sporty variant with slight more horses. We still don’t know anything about the possible drivetrain, whatsoever. Expect the facts that the twin-turbo V6 will be in the offer.

2020 Acura MDX Type S logo

2020 Acura MDX Type S Price and Release Date

The price of the all-new 2020 Acura MDX Type S is not available yet. However, the price will start surely above $60,000. MDX Type S will represent a sporty SUV with premium features and upscale design.

Also, it will offer a lot of amenities as standard, including the all-wheel-drive setup. This performance-oriented SUV will go on sale at the beginning of 2020.

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