NEW YORK – Adding a front-wheel-drive model to the Acura RDX lineup has sparked U.S. sales of the cross/utility vehicle, a top American Honda Motor Co. Inc. official says. “The shot-in-the-arm we had this year was introducing (FWD) – that has been a real lift for us,” John Mendel, executive vice president-American Honda, tells media in a recent roundtable interview here. The RDX previously was available only with all-wheel drive, which limited demand in warm-weather locales, Mendel ...

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