2021 Acura MDX interior teased, prototype to be unveiled Oct. 14

Acura is working on a redesign for the MDX. It’s the next introduction in Acura’s production transformation that kicked off with the arrival of the 2019 RDX and has continued with the arrival of the 2021 TLX.

Although both the new RDX and TLX have been on target, the new fourth-generation MDX is expected to be the most impressive yet of Acura’s redesigned lineup. Camouflaged prototypes have already been spotted and Acura will show us the design on October 14 with the reveal of a prototype.

2021 Acura MDX spy shots - Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2021 Acura MDX spy shots – Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2021 Acura MDX spy shots - Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2021 Acura MDX spy shots – Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2021 Acura MDX spy shots - Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2021 Acura MDX spy shots – Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

Acura looks to be going with evolutionary styling for the new MDX, though the vehicle will feature more sculpting for the surfaces, including a more prominent shoulder line running from the headlights to the taillights. We also know the new MDX will be longer, wider and lower than the current model, and it will also feature a sporty Type S variant.

Acura MDX Prototype teaser

Acura MDX Prototype teaser

Acura MDX Prototype teaser

Acura MDX Prototype teaser

Acura MDX Prototype teaser

Acura MDX Prototype teaser

Acura MDX Prototype teaser

Acura MDX Prototype teaser

Inside, the MDX will take design cues from the NSX supercar and 2021 TLX sport sedan. The dashboard features a horizontal theme with with a start button on the center console below a pushbutton gear selector. A trackpad will control the large infotainment screen perched atop the dashboard like a tablet, and a digital gauge cluster will be available.

It isn’t clear what Acura has planned for the powertrains. The base option is likely to remain a naturally aspirated V-6, and there should also be a hybrid option. For the MDX Type S, power is likely to come from the 355-horsepower 3.0-liter turbocharged V-6 of the TLX Type S, although a performance hybrid configuration of some sort is also possible.

Acura hasn’t said when the new MDX will go on sale but it is expected to arrive as a 2021 model.

Beyond the new MDX, we know that Acura is working on a new compact sedan to replace the ILX. It should arrive in the next 12-24 months.

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2021 Acura MDX interior teased, prototype to be unveiled Oct. 14 via Type a message

Acura is working on a redesign for the MDX. It’s the next introduction in Acura’s production transformation that kicked off with the arrival of the 2019 RDX and has continued with the arrival of the 2021 TLX.

Although both the new RDX and TLX have been on target, the new fourth-generation MDX is expected to be the most impressive yet of Acura’s redesigned lineup. Camouflaged prototypes have already been spotted and Acura will show us the design on October 14 with the reveal of a prototype.

2021 Acura MDX spy shots - Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2021 Acura MDX spy shots – Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2021 Acura MDX spy shots - Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2021 Acura MDX spy shots – Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2021 Acura MDX spy shots - Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2021 Acura MDX spy shots – Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

Acura looks to be going with evolutionary styling for the new MDX, though the vehicle will feature more sculpting for the surfaces, including a more prominent shoulder line running from the headlights to the taillights. We also know the new MDX will be longer, wider and lower than the current model, and it will also feature a sporty Type S variant.

Acura MDX Prototype teaser

Acura MDX Prototype teaser

Acura MDX Prototype teaser

Acura MDX Prototype teaser

Acura MDX Prototype teaser

Acura MDX Prototype teaser

Acura MDX Prototype teaser

Acura MDX Prototype teaser

Inside, the MDX will take design cues from the NSX supercar and 2021 TLX sport sedan. The dashboard features a horizontal theme with with a start button on the center console below a pushbutton gear selector. A trackpad will control the large infotainment screen perched atop the dashboard like a tablet, and a digital gauge cluster will be available.

It isn’t clear what Acura has planned for the powertrains. The base option is likely to remain a naturally aspirated V-6, and there should also be a hybrid option. For the MDX Type S, power is likely to come from the 355-horsepower 3.0-liter turbocharged V-6 of the TLX Type S, although a performance hybrid configuration of some sort is also possible.

Acura hasn’t said when the new MDX will go on sale but it is expected to arrive as a 2021 model.

Beyond the new MDX, we know that Acura is working on a new compact sedan to replace the ILX. It should arrive in the next 12-24 months.

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Second stimulus check: Here’s the new plan the House just unveiled

You’d get another $1,200 payment and, if you are out of work, an extra $600 a week in unemployment insurance payments under the latest House version of legislation designed help Americans through the coronavirus-created economic downturn.

The legislation would spend $2.2 trillion, down from the $3.4 trillion package that the House approved in May, which the Senate refused to take up and President Donald Trump threatened to veto.

The latest House measure, released as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin resumed talks, included the Democrats’ non-negotiable demand for federal assistance to state and local governments, though at half the original level.

It remained substantially more than the Senate Republicans’ $500 billion bill that failed to pass and their original $1 trillion measure that they didn’t bring up for a vote due to lack of support.

It also was larger than the bipartisan $1.5 trillion proposal offered by a group of more moderate Democratic and Republican lawmakers and which has received praise from Trump. That proposal by the Problem Solvers Caucus automatically would grow to $1.9 trillion if the pandemic continues and a vaccine remains elusive.

Rep. Josh Gottheimer, co-chair of the Problem Solvers Caucus, said he hoped the latest House proposal would lead to an agreement.

“With families, businesses, and local communities truly hurting from the impacts of this health and economic crisis, it’s unconscionable for Congress to go home without taking action,” said Gottheimer, D-5th Dist.

The House bill ignores Republican efforts to protect businesses from lawsuits by injured customers and workers, and increase taxpayer subsidies for religious and other private schools.

But it does require the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to issue strong standards for businesses, and the Problem Solvers Caucus has proposed immunizing companies that meet such safety requirements from coronavirus-related lawsuits.

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Here are the highlights of the latest proposal:

Stimulus payments. Taxpayers would receive $1,200, plus $500 for each dependent.

Unemployment insurance. The bill restores the extra $600 federal unemployment insurance payment through Jan. 31. Gig workers and others who normally do not get unemployment payments would continue to receive them through Jan. 31 as well. Those who use up their eligibility would receive up to 13 additional weeks of payments through Jan. 31.

State and local aid. There is $436 billion, down from an original $1 trillion, for state, local, territorial and tribal governments that have seen tax revenues drop after shutting down their economies to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The funds would help them avoid layoffs of police, firefighters, teachers and health care workers. New Jersey would receive $8.7 billion and its municipalities $5.3 billion, according to figures provided by Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., D-6th Dist.

Help for businesses. The paycheck protection program would be extended and small businesses could request a second loan. In addition, a new program would provide federal aid for restaurants and operators of live venues. There would be more money for the airline industry.

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Volkswagen unveiled its Caddy California camper van that can sleep 4

  • Volkswagen has unveiled the Caddy California, a daily driver camper van that can sleep up to four people.
  • This new release is the fifth iteration in the Caddy family and third camper in the California camper line.
  • The Caddy California has a modular set up with an interior folding bed, pull-out rear kitchen box, and tent.
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Volkswagen has unveiled the new Caddy California, a modular camper van with a a bed, kitchen, and tent.

The German automaker has long been a player in the camper van industry. The new Caddy California is the fifth iteration in the Caddy family and the third California camper model in the line that already includes the Grand California and T6.1 California.

But unlike the other two California models, the Caddy-based motor home was built to be a “compact camper,” according to its maker.

Volkswagen isn’t the only mainstream automaker to have a stake in the increasingly popular tiny homes on wheels business. For example, Ford has its own Nugget and Big Nugget: two campers built inside of a Ford Transit cargo van. And most recently, Jeep reiterated its role in the tiny homes on wheels segment by unveiling a concept 2021 Gladiator pickup truck with a rooftop tent and overlanding RV amenities.

Despite carrying the name of a US state, the California will only be available in the EU.

Keep scrolling to see inside the Caddy California:

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Mirror House unveiled in New Canaan


As a drone circled above, a blue plastic cover was lifted off the Mirror House at the corner of Maple Street and South Avenue, a new venue to promote plans for a future New Canaan Library.

Inside the 224-square foot three-sided mirrored building, visitors will learn about plans for the 48,000-square-foot library designed to echo mid-century modern architecture.

“This Mirror House, inspired by our own Glass House and designed in Europe, is going to be our headquarters for sharing the plans and meeting with people to build support, doing education and hopefully a lot of fundraising,” New Canaan Library Executive Director Lisa Oldham said at Tuesday’s ceremony.


The coronavirus pandemic forced changes to the project, reducing the number of people allowed inside at any one time.



“The incredibly clever people who work at the library have devised a way to use technology — augmented reality — so that people can do self-guided tours of the project inside this space,” Oldham said.

Visitors are encouraged to download the library app to cell phones, then by directing their cell phones toward either the poster near the entrance or one of eight posters inside, can watch videos about the vision for the new building.


People can watch explanations delivered by architects, staff, volunteers involved in planning, and Margaret Russell, former editor-in-chief of Architectural Digest.

“I am so excited that this library celebrates the legacy of the Harvard Five and the best of mid-century modernism that flourished in New Canaan,” Russell says in the video.


“I think that the new library plan is so beautiful in that it references modernism of the past, but absolutely navigates everything we need for the present and is incredibility prescient to what we need for the future — a very anticipatory building in terms of its materials and it flexibility,” Russell says.

The Mirror House was designed by OOD, an Estonian design team strongly influenced by Philip Johnson’s Glass House and mid-century modern architects, including the Harvard Five, whose work is also echoed in the new library design, according to a press release distributed by the library.

“The best libraries today, moving forward, reflect that communities that they serve,” Oldham said at the event. “In the past, every one (library) looked

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