Production of 2022 Acura MDX Type S Begins in Ohio

  • 2022 MDX Type S and its Type S Turbo V6 engine are built exclusively in Ohio
  • Most powerful and best-performing Acura SUV ever
  • MDX Type S is the first Acura SUV to wear Type S badge

Production of the new Acura MDX Type S has begun at the company’s auto facility in East Liberty, Ohio, and will arrive at dealerships soon.

The MDX Type S is the high-performance variant of the critically acclaimed fourth-generation MDX, Acura’s flagship model, that went on sale this year. Like all 2021 and newer Acura models, the 2022 MDX Type S is built exclusively in Central Ohio.1

"The associates at the East Liberty Auto Plant did a great job on the flagship MDX earlier this year and it is a testament to their challenging spirit that they have created Acura’s first performance SUV model, the MDX Type S," said East Liberty Auto Plant General Manager Jun Jayaraman. "Our team went above and beyond in manufacturing an SUV that is worthy of wearing the Type S badge and we are very proud of the result."

Powered by Acura’s 355-HP Turbo V6 engine produced at the company’s state-of-the-art engine facility in Anna, Ohio, the 2022 MDX Type S is the most powerful, best handling and most lavishly equipped Acura SUV ever. Every MDX Type S comes with adaptive air suspension for superior ride and handling, Brembo® front brakes and 21-inch wheels and tires. The line-topping Advance Package adds 9-way massaging front seats and a new 25-speaker ELS STUDIO 3D® Signature Edition audio system delivering 1000 watts into the cabin.

The 2022 Acura MDX Type S was designed, engineered and developed in the U.S., with full platform and vehicle development led by engineers in the company's development center in Raymond, Ohio.

MDX Type S is the second Acura Type S model to arrive in this new era of Type S performance, following the launch of the 2021 TLX Type S in June. The limited-production 600-horsepower 2022 NSX Type S, revealed in August, will be the third, and will be hand-built by master technicians at the Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio, beginning early next year.

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, high-performance Type S variants and the electrified NSX supercar. Integra will return to the Acura lineup in 2022.

All 2021 model year and newer Acura vehicles sold in America are made in the U.S., using domestic and globally sourced parts.

Honda Manufacturing in America

Honda established manufacturing operations in America in 1979 with the start of motorcycle production in Marysville, Ohio, followed in November 1982 by the start of automobile production at the Marysville Auto Plant.

In 2020, more than two-thirds of the Honda and Acura automobiles sold in the U.S. were made in America, using domestic and globally sourced parts, and Honda’s cumulative auto production in America exceeds 28.2 million vehicles.

Honda has one of the largest and most diverse U.S. manufacturing footprints of any international company, employing more than 22,000 associates who support operations at the company’s 12 manufacturing facilities with the annual capacity to produce more than 1.2 million automobiles, 3.5 million engines, 750,000 power equipment products and 200,000 powersports products, as well as the HondaJet advanced light jet and GE Honda HF120 turbofan engines in America.

Cumulatively, Honda has invested more than $18.5 billion in its U.S. manufacturing operations, including more than $3.2 billion over the past five years. The company also works with more than 627 U.S. original equipment suppliers, with U.S.-sourced parts purchases of $23.5 billion in 2020 and approximately $446.8 billion since 1979. Learn more at

More information about Honda is available in the Digital Fact Book.

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1 Using domestically and globally sourced parts