It appears that Acura has some technical issues with the upcoming RLX Hybrid sedan as the vehicle was supposed to arrive in spring 2014 and as you can see it is August and the vehicle didn’t hit the dealerships yet.
According to WardsAuto, who spoke with Mike Accavitti a.k.a. senior vice president and general manager of the company in the United States, the vehicle didn’t meet Acura’s expectations yet.
A reason could be the lithium-ion battery shortage but also the 3-electric-motor Super-Handling All-Wheel-Drive system. For those who don’t know, the Acura RLX Hybrid uses a 3.5-liter SOHC direct-injected i-VTEC V6 engine that generates 377 hp.
Bolted to a 7-speed dual clutch transmission, the RLX Hybrid promises a fuel economy rating of 30 miles per gallon combined. Mike Accavitti said that some RLX Hybrid units were already on a boat in late July and as a result, sales will start soon.