2015 Acura TLX to be unveiled at 2014 New York Auto Show

Article by Christian Andrei, on March 24, 2014

Acura will unveil its 2015 Acura TLX luxury sport sedan at the 2014 New York Auto Show. The TLX will be slotted below the RLX and above the ILX in Acura's lineup. Acura is banking on the new sports sedan to revive its slumping sales in the United States, where it dropped 10 percent in 2013 and fell 21 percent year-to-date.

Acura unveiled the TLX prototype at the Detroit Auto Show in January. The TLX will be powered by either a 200-hp 2.4-liter four cylinder or a 310hp 3.5-liter V-6. The four-cylinder engine will be mated with an eight-speed dual-clutch gearbox while the V-6 will be paired to a to nine-speed automatic transmission. Both powerplants will be available in two- and four-wheel drive.

All versions will feature Acura's P-AWS (Precision All-Wheel Steer) system, with the V-6 models getting SH-AWD (Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive) that boasts of being 25 percent lighter than the previous system.

The 2015 Acura TLX boasts of safety features like collision mitigation braking system, forward collision warning, lane departure warning and lane keeping assist system as well as adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow and blind spot indicator.

According to Acura, the TLX "was designed to deliver vault-like quietness in all driving conditions, with major improvements in noise reduction through enhancements to body stiffness, body sealing and sound insulation, and the application of electronic active noise control." Acura will start selling the 2015 TLX this summer.

Press Release

2015 Acura TLX to Debut at the 2014 New York International Auto Show

The production Acura TLX performance-luxury sedan will make its world debut at the 2014 New York International Auto Show. Designed to compete in the midsize luxury segment, the 2015 Acura TLX will deliver higher levels of luxury refinement and sports-sedan athleticism with exhilarating performance enhanced by next-generation Acura powertrain and dynamic-handling technologies.

The 2015 TLX will offer two advanced new powertrains – a 2.4-liter 16-valve, direct-injected i-VTEC® 4-cylinder engine mated to an all-new 8-speed dual-clutch transmission with torque converter; and a 3.5-liter 24-valve direct-injected i-VTEC V-6 mated to a new 9-speed automatic transmission. 

Two-wheel-drive models, available with either the 2.4- or 3.5-liter powerplants, will utilize the next-generation of Acura Precision All-Wheel Steer™ (P-AWS™) technology with independent left and right rear-wheel toe angle control. The TLX SH-AWD™, available exclusively with the 3.5-liter powerplant, will employ a next-generation Super-Handling All Wheel Drive™ system that is 25-percent lighter and incorporates new torque-vectoring control logic.

The TLX was designed to deliver vault-like quietness in all driving conditions, with major improvements in noise reduction through enhancements to body stiffness, body sealing and sound insulation, and the application of electronic Active Noise Control.  The TLX will be available with Acura's most advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies including Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™), Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow and Blind Spot Indicator (BSI).

The Acura press conference is scheduled for 1:50 p.m. (EST) on April 16, 2014 inside the Jacob Javits Convention Center. The conference can also be viewed live on www.youtube.com/acura.  For members of the media, press materials and photography will be posted at www.acuranews.com immediately following the press conference.

 

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