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'06 MDX Spy Shot(?)
 Date: July 17, 2004 14:03
 Submitted by:  JeffX
 Source: Brenda Priddy & Company
 Credibility Rating: N/A


Spy photographer Brenda Priddy caught this MDX test mule undergoing hot weather testing yesterday, but the strange thing is that it appears to be almost identical to a current MDX. Why would Acura be testing and hiding something that's been in showrooms for four years?

It's hard to see in this photo, but Brenda says that the entire side of this vehicle is clad in vinyl. The only things that appear mildly different are the fuel filler opening and perhaps the headlights. The rest of the hard points appear virtually identical.

For comparison purposes, I've included a shot of a 2003 MDX press car that we had. It's the only side view photo I could find of a production MDX. The mule appears to have a front clip very similar to the 2004 MDX.



Photo: Brenda Priddy & Company


Last edited by JeffX on July 20, 2004 10:56

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07-17-2004 17:01
Notice headlights are straight from the 05' RL and.........   (Score: 1, Normal)
Acura Type S'in
07-17-2004 22:48
Re: Notice headlights are straight from the 05' RL and.........   (Score: 1, Normal)
mac_powah
07-17-2004 22:58
Honda Philosophy   (Score: 1, Normal)
mac_powah
07-18-2004 01:00
Re: Honda Philosophy   (Score: 1, Normal)
mczurales
07-28-2004 09:12
Re: Honda Philosophy   (Score: 1, Normal)
PreludeSH1
07-28-2004 10:09
Re: Honda Philosophy   (Score: 1, Normal)
VTEC_619
07-17-2004 18:58
'06 MDX Spy Shot? Possible hybrid.   (Score: 1, Normal)
slowro
07-17-2004 19:12
Re: '06 MDX Spy Shot? Possible hybrid.   (Score: 1, Normal)
LARGESTACURADLR
07-17-2004 19:41
Re: '06 MDX Spy Shot? Possible hybrid.   (Score: 1, Normal)
JeffX
07-17-2004 19:17
I agree but what is that yellow on the mirrors?   (Score: 1, Normal)
90Accord
07-17-2004 20:00
Re: I agree but what is that yellow on the mirrors?   (Score: 1, Normal)
player4
07-17-2004 23:34
Re: I agree but what is that yellow on the mirrors?   (Score: 1, Normal)
gtan
07-28-2004 09:15
Re: '06 MDX Spy Shot? Possible hybrid.   (Score: 1, Normal)
PreludeSH1
07-17-2004 23:34
I can see a roll cage in the test car   (Score: 1, Normal)
Jeffro
07-24-2004 15:29
Re: I can see a roll cage in the test car   (Score: 1, Normal)
jmb
07-17-2004 17:10
Or maybee they are testing the V8   (Score: 1, Normal)
uhhhh
07-17-2004 17:12
Because why would they have a boat towing thing   (Score: 1, Normal)
uhhhh
07-17-2004 18:16
Re: Or maybee they are testing the V8   (Score: 1, Normal)
HONDA_99
07-17-2004 18:39
MAybe the IMA???   (Score: 1, Normal)
player4
07-18-2004 22:05
Re: MAybe the IMA???   (Score: 1, Normal)
Chris_pnoy
07-19-2004 08:48
Re: MAybe the IMA???   (Score: 1, Normal)
Honda-D
07-20-2004 08:28
Re: MAybe the IMA???   (Score: 1, Normal)
99SI
07-20-2004 12:07
Re: MAybe the IMA???   (Score: 1, Normal)
neech7
07-18-2004 04:24
Re: Or maybee they are testing the V8   (Score: 1, Normal)
uhhhh
07-19-2004 23:20
New pic to be released tomorrow   (Score: 1, Normal)
JeffX
07-20-2004 00:16
Re: New pic to be released tomorrow   (Score: 1, Normal)
smarijono
07-20-2004 09:29
Re: New pic to be released tomorrow   (Score: 1, Normal)
JeffX
07-17-2004 16:39
Component Testing?   (Score: 1, Normal)
gtan
07-17-2004 16:57
Re: Component Testing?   (Score: 1, Normal)
VTEC_Inside
07-17-2004 18:05
Re: Component Testing?   (Score: 1, Normal)
TraXtaR614
07-20-2004 09:27
Re: Component Testing?   (Score: 1, Normal)
neekeesan
07-20-2004 01:45
A-Spec and or 3.8L V-6   (Score: 1, Normal)
Rush
07-19-2004 07:21
Honda SUT pickup anyone?   (Score: 1, Normal)
RSX2K3
07-19-2004 23:04
Re: Honda SUT pickup anyone?   (Score: 1, Normal)
Mochisushi
07-19-2004 14:54
Just Headlight and Wheel Design   (Score: 1, Normal)
Acuradoc
07-17-2004 15:48
Scale   (Score: 1, Normal)
vtecascendency
07-17-2004 15:53
Re: Scale   (Score: 1, Normal)
JeffX
07-17-2004 16:46
Re: Scale   (Score: 1, Normal)
TonyEX
07-17-2004 17:08
Re: Scale   (Score: 1, Normal)
uhhhh
07-17-2004 17:44
Re: Scale   (Score: 1, Normal)
Dabadeau
07-17-2004 17:47
that's not an RDX in C/D - it's a photoshopped Edix   (Score: 1, Normal)
JeffX
07-17-2004 19:08
Message below viewing threshold View   (Score: 0, Way Off Topic)
wanga
07-18-2004 03:30
Re: Scale   (Score: 1, Normal)
osaze
07-19-2004 10:09
Re: Scale   (Score: 1, Normal)
Trip
07-18-2004 04:35
Are them some type of "Altezzas" in the back   (Score: 1, Normal)
uhhhh
07-19-2004 01:21
english? they are the same ones on the 04 model (n/t)   (Score: 1, Normal)
iNteGRaz92
07-19-2004 04:35
Re: english? they are the same ones on the 04 model (n/t)   (Score: 1, Normal)
uhhhh
07-18-2004 22:15
Side crease a la TL?   (Score: 1, Normal)
bowersan
07-18-2004 04:14
Just a test mule   (Score: 1, Normal)
RSX2K3
07-18-2004 04:18
Re: Just a test mule   (Score: 1, Normal)
RSX2K3
07-18-2004 07:32
Re: Just a test mule   (Score: 1, Normal)
JeffX
07-18-2004 14:00
Re: Just a test mule   (Score: 1, Normal)
RSX2K3
07-18-2004 15:50
Re: Just a test mule   (Score: 1, Normal)
guse
07-18-2004 13:08
Maybe nothing...   (Score: 1, Normal)
Atomic Frog
07-18-2004 03:27
Look closely   (Score: 1, Normal)
osaze
07-17-2004 20:45
look at the rotors   (Score: 1, Normal)
zapata
07-17-2004 21:41
Re: look at the rotors   (Score: 1, Normal)
notyper
07-18-2004 00:40
Re: look at the rotors   (Score: 1, Normal)
zapata
07-18-2004 00:51
Re: look at the rotors   (Score: 1, Normal)
BIG-JG
07-17-2004 21:16
Wheelbase is different   (Score: 1, Normal)
kmead
07-17-2004 22:58
Re: Wheelbase is different   (Score: 1, Normal)
igaboj
07-17-2004 19:38
Powertrain Towing Test?   (Score: 1, Normal)
Cracker
07-17-2004 18:46
Hybrid   (Score: 1, Normal)
Rush
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