Ahead of the 2018 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS), Acura has released another teaser of the third-generation RDX. The compact crossover SUV was first previewed in “prototype” form earlier this year, featuring styling inspired by the Precision Concept.

As with most teasers, there isn’t a lot of the car shown here as we only see an ‘A-spec’ badge and one of the car’s front wheels. However, we shouldn’t expect it to differ a whole lot from vehicle shown to us in January, which is a lot more dynamic in appearance than the outgoing model.

That A-spec badge represents a new, sportier variant that will be made available on top of a regular RDX. The carmaker didn’t confirm if there would be any performance gains with the RDX A-Spec, but it did reiterate some powertrain details about the all-new model.

For starters, the Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system will still be present, and it will be paired with a 2.0 litre VTEC Turbo engine. The mill could result in the retirement of the 3.5 litre V6 and six-speed automatic setup currently in use, as a new 10-speed automatic makes its way in. These items are likely similar to those used in the latest Honda Accord, but we’ll have to wait for more details to confirm.

Other new debuts on the RDX include the Acura True Touchpad Interface, which combines the best elements of a touchscreen and remote interface. On the preview car, the Android-based operating system is projected onto a dual-zone, 10.2-inch display mounted high on the centre console close to the driver’s natural line of sight, with a head-up display available.

GALLERY: 2019 Acura RDX Prototype

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