MDX 2020 rumors roundup and predictions
I've started compiling all the rumors and stuff I've read about the next MDX redesign.
1. Past MDX models life cycle:
Gen 1: 2001-2006 (6 years)
Gen 2: 2007-2013 (7 years)
Gen 3: 2014-2019 (6 years?)
Considering how important the MDX is in today's SUV/CUV market, my bet is that 2019 will be the MDX's last model year for the third generation.
2. ILX vs MDX:
The ILX is getting old and some have speculated that the ILX would be the one to get an all new model for 2020 model year, instead of the MDX.
Considering the ILX is getting a facelift for 2019, my guess is that the ILX is not getting a complete redesign for 2020. It would rather be the MDX.
3. Past announcements:
RDX 2013 was introduced in Detroit in january 2012.
MDX 2014 was introduced in Detroit in january 2013.
RDX 2019 was introduced in Detroit in january 2018.
Following that trend, the MDX 2020 would probably be introduced in Detroit in january 2019 (from jan 14 to 27) and go on sale in the summer of 2019.
4. Features predictions:
Considering what was introduced for the 2019 RDX, I could see the following for the MDX:
- New infotainment based on the RDXs system
- New 10 speed tranny
- New V6 engine since the V6 from 3rd gen is getting pretty old.
- Slightly longer wheelbase
- Real materials inside (wood, aluminum,etc.)
- ELS sound system with speakers in the roof
- Heads up display
- 360 camera
I will update as we learn more.