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Spies busted a production model successor to the MD-X concept — shown in New York earlier this year — during hot-weather testing in the Mojave. From the shots, it appears the company's pulling out all the style stops: flared fenders a la S-Class? Check. Spanky new grille shape? Check. Third row of seats? Check. V8? Hey, don't get ahead of yourselves. The company says it's sticking with a V6, despite its competitor's eights. Will their gamble on customers' aversion to gas guzzling pay dividends? We'll see next year.

Spy Photos: Acura MDX [World Car Fans]

A N-SeXy New Image For Acura? [internal]