Handcrafted Acura MDX PMC Debuts at AutoMobility LA

Dec 23, 2019

Leveraging the advanced technology and human craftsmanship of Acura’s bespoke supercar factory, the 2020 Acura MDX PMC Edition SUV debuted last month at AutoMobility LA.

Covered in PMC-exclusive Valencia Red Pearl paint, the MDX PMC Edition is the latest limited edition vehicle from Acura’s Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC) in Marysville, Ohio.

Hand-assembled by the same master technicians who build the NSX supercar, the 2020 Acura MDX PMC Edition will launch early next year with just 300 vehicles built for the U.S. market and 30 for Canada.

The SUV is powered by Acura’s 3.5L, direct-injected i-VTEC V-6 engine with 290 peak horsepower (SAE net) and 267 foot-pounds peak torque (SAE net), mated to a quick-shifting 9-speed automatic transmission and torque-vectoring Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD).

To create the line-topping PMC edition, Acura combines the premium features of the MDX Advance Package with the sporty character of the MDX A-Spec package—a unique and exclusive build in the lineup—according to the company.

PMC Edition-exclusive exterior design elements include: Valencia Red Pearl paint, 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.

The interior is distinguished by black Milano leather seats with Alcantara inserts, black piping and red stitching for the seats, doors linings and center armrest. Its thick A-Spec sport steering wheel is adorned in dimpled black leather with red stitching and metal-finished paddle shifters, complemented by a red illuminated meter and A-Spec floormats.

Additional features include Jewel-Eye LED headlights, LED fog lights and LED puddle lights; heated and ventilated front seats, heated outboard second-row seats, heated steering wheel; Active Damper System; second row captain’s chairs and second row sunshades; Acura ELS Studio premium audio system with 10 speakers; Acura embedded Navigation System with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, AcuraLink, and color multi-information display (MID) with turn-by-turn guidance; GPS-linked climate control; power folding door mirrors with auto-dimming; front and rear parking sensors, rain-sensing windshield wipers, blind spot information (BSI) system, rear cross traffic monitor and surround-view camera system; and the AcuraWatch suite of safety and driver assistance technologies.

An individually numbered serial plaque on the lower console designates the 2020 MDX PMC Edition as a limited edition vehicle handcrafted at Acura’s Performance Manufacturing Center.

Following the hand-assembly process, each MDX PMC Edition receives the same quality control process as NSX, including a dyno check, paint inspection, rough-road simulation and water leak test.

To protect the paint during shipping, the PMC Edition is wrapped in a specially designed car cover and transported to Acura dealers via enclosed, single-car carriers.