Photo of 2016 RDX courtesy of Acura.

Photo of 2016 RDX courtesy of Acura.

The Acura RDX compact SUV is getting a mid-cycle refresh for the 2016 model year and will arrive at dealer lots in the spring, the brand announced at the Chicago Auto Show.

The 2016 Acura RDX receives Jewel Eye LED projector headlamps and LED taillights, a new, more powerful 3.5-liter i-VTEC V-6 engine, an expanded list of AcuraWatch safety and driver-assistive technologies, and other technologies, including the Advance Package.

The refresh comes at a time when compact SUVs have become the largest automotive segment, surpassing mid-size sedans in 2014.

Acura has produced the RDX since the 2007 model year. The compact SUV entered its second generation with the 2013-MY vehicle.