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.