In an event sure to generate as least as much excitement β€” or more, probably β€” as the surprise appearance of the Subaru WRX Concept yesterday, the first official photo of the Acura MDX showed up online. If this doesn't get your adrenaline flowing, I don't know what will. You probably don't even need coffee anymore!


Actually, the MDX isn't all that bad. We made fun of it plenty when it was first revealed as the MDX Prototype (God, I feel like a tool just writing that) at the Detroit Auto Show. But Acura's midsize SUV is a decent car. The new one will have a 310-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 with front- or all-wheel-drive and plenty of luxury features. It may even be the best car in the Acura lineup right now, at least until the new NSX drops.

On the other hand, that doesn't really say much for Acura at the moment, does it?