2021 RDX PMC Edition Gets Thermal Orange Pearl Paint

  • 2021 RDX PMC Edition follows TLX and MDX to be hand-built alongside NSX at Acura’s Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC)
  • Combining A-Spec and Advance Package features, PMC Edition sits atop the RDX lineup, distinguished by retina-searing supercar paint
  • Production of the exclusive RDX PMC Edition limited to just 360 units

TORRANCE, Calif., Sept 22, 2020 – Acura’s top-selling SUV over the last two years gains a healthy dose of NSX supercar DNA with the creation of the 2021 RDX PMC Edition, the fourth vehicle hand assembled by master technicians at Acura’s Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC) in Ohio. Only 360 units of the RDX PMC Edition will be built for the North American market, each bathed in stunning Thermal Orange Pearl paint shared with the electrified NSX supercar. The range topping RDX PMC Edition will carry a sticker price in the low $50,000s when the first customer deliveries begin this October.

The RDX PMC Edition is the most well equipped RDX variant, combining the top-shelf features from the RDX Advance Package with the aggressive and sporty styling cues of the RDX A-Spec. Exclusive to the RDX PMC Edition are gloss black 20-inch alloy wheels; a body color grille surround; black chrome exhaust finishers; and gloss-black treatment for the roof, side mirrors and door handles. As with previous PMC Edition models, Acura’s industry leading torque vectoring Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) is standard equipment.

The RDX PMC Edition’s Thermal Orange Pearl exterior is complemented on the inside with color-matched orange stitching for the seats, center console, door panels, steering wheel and floor mats. Mixing A-Spec style with the Advance Package’s premium touches, the RDX PMC edition features a 10.5-inch color Head-Up Display, 16-way power Sport Seats trimmed in Ebony Milano leather and Ultrasuede®, heated steering wheel and heated outboard rear seats.

Bringing RDX PMC Edition to Life

The 2021 Acura RDX follows the unique formula established with the TLX and MDX PMC Edition models. Once the body-in-white arrives at PMC, each RDX PMC Edition is finished in Thermal Orange Pearl paint, a striking premium paint offered on NSX since 2019. The paint is applied using PMC’s advanced robotic paint system in multiple base coats to enhance color intensity. Next a mid-coat of gold and orange mica is applied giving off a pearlescent effect in the sunlight. Lastly, four layers of clearcoat are applied to increase the paint’s luster and protect the finish. Each PMC Edition undergoes the same meticulous hand inspection process given to the NSX. The total time in paint, including curing, is five days.

Immediately following the paint process, PMC master technicians begin hand assembly, starting with installation of all drivetrain and chassis components, wiring harnesses and electronics. Once completed, the PMC Edition 20-inch wheels and tires and exterior trim are added. The final step in the process is to fit the vehicle with its unique interior including an individually numbered serial plate affixed to the RDX’s center console.

After completing the hand assembly process, every RDX PMC Edition undergoes an identical quality control process as NSX, which includes a full electronic systems line-end test, expert wheel alignment, dyno run, water-leak test and final paint examination. Before exiting PMC, each vehicle is wrapped in a protective film and loaded onto an enclosed, single-car carrier for transport to an Acura dealer.

2021 RDX PMC Edition U.S. Feature Summary

Exclusive to RDX PMC Edition

  • Thermal Orange Pearl paint
  • Unique PMC Edition numbered serial plate
  • Gloss black 20-inch split-5-spoke wheels with black lug nuts
  • Gloss black roof panel with panoramic moonroof
  • Gloss black door handles
  • Gloss black Diamond Pentagon grille with body color grille surround
  • Gloss black door mirrors with auto-dimming
  • Dual black chrome exhaust finishers
  • Ebony Milano leather sport seats with black Ultrasuede® inserts and orange stitching
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel with, A-Spec badge and orange stitching
  • Premium floormats with metal A-Spec badging and orange stitching
RDX PMC Edition Comparison RDX A-Spec RDX Advance Package RDX PMC Edition
2.0-Liter Turbo VTEC Inline 4-Cylinder
Front-Wheel Drive
SH-AWD® (Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™) Available Available
10-Speed Automatic Transmission
Adaptive Damper System
Wheels 20 x 8.0 Shark Gray Split 5-Spoke 19 x 8.0 Medium Silver Alloy 5-Spoke 20 x 8.0 Gloss Black Split 5-Spoke
Tires 255/40 R20 High-Performance All-Season 235/55 R19 High-Performance All-Season 255/40 R20 High-Performance All-Season
Blind spot information (BSI) System
Surround-View Camera System
Rear Cross Traffic Monitor
Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers
True Touchpad Interface™
10.5-Inch Head-Up Display (HUD)
Acura Navigation System with Real-Time Traffic™
Natural Language Voice Recognition
16-Speaker ELS Studio 3D Premium Audio System
Sport Seats – Perforated Milano Premium Leather and Ultrasuede, Contrast Piping & Stitching
Sport Seats – Perforated Milano Premium Leather, Contrast Piping & Stitching
Power Front Seats 12-Way 16-Way 16-Way
Heated Seats Front Front and Rear Outboard Front and Rear Outboard
Ventilated Front Seats
Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel Heated
Leather-Wrapped A-Spec Steering Wheel Heated
Headliner Color Ebony Interior Color Matched Ebony
Instrument Panel Trim Dark Brushed Aluminum Open Pore Wood Dark Brushed Aluminum
Individually Numbered Serial Plate
A-Spec Sport Appearance Package
Body Color Grille Surround
Panoramic Roof with Tilt and Slide Function
Height-Adjustable Power-Operated Tailgate
Hands-Free Access Power Tailgate
Jewel Eye® LED Headlights
LED Fog Lights
Acoustic Glass Windshield
Acoustic Front Side Glass
Rear Camera Washer

About Acura

Acura is a leading automotive nameplate that delivers Precision Crafted Performance – a commitment to expressive styling, high performance and innovative engineering, all built on a foundation of quality and reliability. The Acura lineup features five distinctive models – the ILX and TLX sport sedans, the RDX and MDX sport-utility vehicles and the next-generation, electrified NSX supercar. All Acura models sold in North America for the 2021 model year are made in the U.S., using domestic and globally sourced parts.

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[Source: Acura]