[home][rumors and news][model release matrix][dealer network][desktop calendar][exhaust notes][tov forums][links][search][sponsors][garage][login]

Tire Rack Upgrade Garage
 Search for a Dealer:
 Canadian Flag US Flag
 Honda Acura
 ZIP  
Acura
There are currently no active Acura promotions
Honda
There are currently no active Honda promotions
Japanese Vezel MMC hints at styling updates for coming 2019 HR-V refresh
More.......................
American Honda Reports January Sales Results
More.......................
2018 MDX gets the updated ODMD 2.0 user interface from the 2018 TLX
More.......................
Hondata releasing FlashPro for Civic Type R on March 30th!
More.......................
First impressions and some background info on the 2019 Acura RDX Prototype
More.......................
2019 Acura RDX Prototype Debuts with Evocative Styling, Higher Performance, New Tech and Luxury Appo
More.......................
Live from Detroit! 2019 Acura RDX Reveal
More.......................
Honda releases more information on the 2019 Insight
More.......................
Videos --> Re: 2018 Honda Accord Sport - (Zack) One Take
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Car&Driver 2018 BMW M5 Review
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: HondaJet overtakes Cessna as top-selling small business jet in 2017
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: How BIG is HONDA?
Join Discussion......
Professional Motorsports --> Re: 2018 Honda F1 PU
Join Discussion......
Professional Motorsports --> Re: 2018 F1 Car Launches
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: Volvo V60 Sexy
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: 2018 Jaguar F-Type Coupe 2.0T test
Join Discussion......
TLX --> Re: New 2018 TLX 2.4 Tech
Join Discussion......
Clarity --> Re: Video: my in-car impressions of the 2018 Clarity PHEV with Javier Mota
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: Hyundai Kona EV - a tale of two headlines
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Acura RLX Launches Back At Home As The Updated Honda Legend
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: New comprehensive cradle-to-grave LCA study and economic assessment of LDV GHG reductions
Join Discussion......
Ridgeline - General Talk --> Road Trip, at last!
Join Discussion......
Ridgeline - General Talk --> Re: Ridgeline MMC Desired Changes
Join Discussion......
2007 MDX accessories pre-order form mentions a "Hybrid" trim level.
 Date: May 03, 2006 15:46
 Submitted by:  JeffX
 Source: TOV News
 Credibility Rating: 1


One of our readers recently received an alleged copy of the pre-order list for 2007 MDX accessories and it references a Hybrid model. What could this possibly mean?



Now if Acura springs a Hybrid version of the MDX this fall, it would run directly counter to remarks made by Takeo Fukui in an interview with Automotive News (see this forum thread for discussion). But what else could explain a trim level named "Hybrid"?

In other news, you might notice that cool heads prevailed and we are in fact going to be able to purchase gold emblems for our 2007 MDXs. Whew!

Disclaimer: We can't yet vouch for the authenticity of this pre-order sheet, but there is a pretty lengthy list of items complete with part numbers. Of course there's always the possibility that somebody took the document and added the "Sport/Hybrid" text - we're currently trying to track that down. So until we receive some confirmation from some of our dealer contacts, for now the credibilty rating is going to be set at 5.

Related Links
Hybrid SUV not in Honda's 3-year plan (Automotive News - subscription required)
Honda to stay with slow-selling Insight, says hybrid SUV not in 3-year plan (Autoweek)

UPDATE: Most Acura dealers I've spoken with have reported that they have heard of no plans for any hybrid Acuras, so until we hear some substantial evidence we're dropping this to a "1" on the credibility scale.

UPDATE 2: We now have further clarification that the "Hybrid" refers to some sort of "Hybrid" configuration of the running boards. What a confusing choice of terms. Consider this a dead rumor.

Last edited by JeffX on May 05, 2006 18:09

Click Here to Submit Your Comments

Viewing Threshold (What is this?)

[fancy] [flat] [simple]
Subject Thread Originator Replies Last Post
  "Hybrid" is not what you think
TSXspy 1
  What of Diesel V6
tmkarab 3
  I have heard this before
cfox84 0
  Just curious, what is the longest title we can have for a thread? It's got to have limitations, righ
Incoginto 0
  Holy $h#!............my dealer told me a hybrid MDX was coming last week..........hmmm.
Acura Type S'in 10
  oh thank god.
revvin 0
  .... nope
Acuradrian 4
  RX400h.
CivicB18 11
  JOHND
JOHND 0
TOV Video: 2019 Acura RDX Walk-around with LPL Steve Hansen
Read Article....................
TOV Photo Gallery: 2018 North American International Auto Show
Read Article....................
2018 Acura RLX PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
TOV First Drive: 2018 Honda Accord
Read Article....................
2018 Honda Accord Specifications and Features (FINAL)
Read Article....................
2018 Honda Accord Hybrid PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
Contact TOV | Submit Your Article | Submit Your Link | Advertise | TOV Shop | Events | Our Sponsors | TOV Archives
Copyright © 2017 Velocitech Inc. All information contained herein remains the property of Velocitech Inc.
The Temple of VTEC is not affiliated with American Honda Motor Co., Inc. TOV Policies and Guidelines - Credits - Privacy Policy