Acura unveiled the 2019 Acura RDX sport utility vehicle at a recent auto show. The vehicle is assembled at Honda’s East Liberty facility in Ohio./Honda photo

Honda will soon launch its ‘new era’ SUV that is built in this region

The vehicle, which is manufactured at Honda’s East Liberty plant in Ohio, is expected to launch mid-year, according to information from the company.

“The 2019 Acura RDX signals the start of a new era for the Acura brand by delivering design, performance and prestige that will elevate its position in the luxury market’s fastest growing segment,” said Henio Arcangeli, Jr., senior vice president of the Automobile Division of American Honda Motor Co. in a news release.

Acura also unveiled the sports “A-Spec” variant of its MDX, a midsize SUV.

The East Liberty plant is the sole production source for the Acura RDX. Workers at that facility also produce the Honda CR-V. More than 1,400 people from Clark and Champaign counties work at Honda and the carmaker employs more than 14,000 Ohioans overall.

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