Acura officially announced that the 2015 Acura TLX Prototype performance luxury sedan will make its world debut at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January. The new concept car will replace the outgoing TL model (as we said here) and will feature more emotional styling with tidier, sports sedan proportions wrapped around two all-new advanced powertrains.
According to Acura, the 2015 TLX is designed to appeal to current and next-generation luxury sports sedan buyers including the existing TL and TSX customers. As a result, Acura will end sales of the TSX model in 2014 and will clarify its sedan lineup with a clear hierarchy of three distinct models: the entry level ILX, mid-sized TLX and the flagship RLX performance sedan.
As we said, the 2015 TLX will offer two all-new high-performance and highly fuel-efficient direct-injected engines, each using an all-new advanced transmission, along with available two-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive configurations.
Acura said that the TLX Prototype was designed at its Design Studio found in Los Angeles, while the production model is being developed by Acura engineers at the company's Ohio R&D center. The TLX will be produced at the Marysville, Ohio auto plant1, home to the current Acura TL.