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2015 Acura MDX, RDX, TLX are ‘Best Cars for the Money’ awardees

Acura has three luxury performance models that were applauded by the U.S. News Best Cars for their level of quality and value. Last February, Acura was recognized at the U.S. News & World Report's 2015 Best Cars for the Money awards.

The 2015 MDX was named the Best Luxury 3-Row SUV for the Money. Meanwhile, the 2015 RDX got the Best Luxury Compact SUV for the Money award. The winner of the Upscale Midsize Car category was the 2015 TLX. For the third straight year, the MDX, the top-selling 3-row luxury SUV in the U.S., was listed as a Best Cars for the Money recipient.

Meanwhile, it’s now the second consecutive year that the RDX was named Best Compact SUV. Presented as a new model in August last year, the TLX is both a hit when it comes to sales and in front of industry critics.

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2019 Acura RDX arrives in June with starting price of $37,300 before destination fee

At last, the new 2019 Acura RDX is arriving this June, and customers interested in purchasing this reengineered and redesigned SUV would need at least around $38,295 (including destination) in their pockets to own the entry-level version of this luxury vehicle.

The base two-wheel drive model of the 2019 Acura RDX has a window sticker price of $37,300, before $995 in destination fees. The base 2019 RDX with the Super Handling-All Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system, on the other hand, is priced at $39,300 before $995 destination fees. At this starting price, the Acura RDX is essentially less expensive than the BMW X3 (at $41,000), the Audi Q5 (at $41,500), and the Volvo XC60 (at $41,500). However, the new RDX is bit pricier than the Infiniti QX50 (at $36,550), the Lexus NX (at $35,985) and the Lincoln MKC (at $33,995).

Interestingly, some standard equipment and features on the RDX are offered as optional on more expensive luxury SUVs like the X3 and the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300. These include adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist as well as road departure mitigation. Furthermore, the base RDX with SH-AWD comes standard with LED headlights, a panoramic moonroof, as well as a set of 19-inch wheels.

Read the entire article 2019 Acura RDX arrives in June with starting price of $37,300 before destination fee

2019 Acura RDX is dead ringer of Detroit prototype, shows major redesign from prior model

Earlier this year, we saw the Acura RDX Prototype in Detroit. And as it was very impressive, we hoped that the production version would be similar. That’s why it delighted us when the 2019 Acura RDX finally made its debut in New York and it appeared just like the prototype, inside and out.

Starting off with its dimensions, the 2019 model year rides on a new platform that stretches its wheelbase by 2.6 inches (6.6 centimeters), giving more space for both passengers and their things. The cabin still fits five people but it now has a fully flat rear floor due to certain revisions.

Acura’s structure has been made stronger, thanks to the high strength steel. It now features a five-link independent rear suspension at the back, electric power steering, and adaptive dampers - all these are supposed to sharpen the handling of SUVs.

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2019 Acura TLX expands A Spec trim across the range

Acura’s A-Spec package will finally be made available to more buyers, according to the automaker. In particular, the 2019 Acura TLX sedan will now offer the appearance treatment for models powered by the base 2.4 liter inline-four engine. Up until now, it had only been the TLX with the V6 engine that could be dressed up in A Spec garb. Due to high customer demand for this, Acura decided to expand its availability.

In other words, it will be more affordable to get your hands on an A-Spec car, now that it is being offered with the TLX’s four cylinder engine. Pricing starts at $39,400 before destination costs for the four cylinder A spec, versus $43,765 for the V6 version.

What’s included in the 2019 Acura TLX with the A-Spec trim, will be a set of special 19-inch wheels, a unique front fascia with larger intakes, a matte black grille, tinted taillights, a gloss black trunk spoiler, and a couple of visual add ons. Inside the cabin are now sports seats, red LED ambient lighting, red trimmed instruments, brushed aluminum trim, and a steering wheel with a thicker rim.

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After lifting the veil off the 2019 Acura RDX Prototype at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show, the Japanese luxury carmaker is getting ready to take the wraps off the final production version of the third-generation sports utility vehicle at the upcoming 2018 New York Auto Show at the end of this month.

According to Acura, the actual reveal of the production version of the 2019 Acura RDX is set for March 28, 2018. Along with the regular SUV, the Japanese premium carmaker will also be unveiling the all-new 2019 Acura RDX A-Spec, a sporty looking variant of the utility. Acura will commence sales of the next generation of the RDX in mid-2018.

The third-generation 2019 RDX represents the first time that an all-new Acura model employs the brand’s latest design language, which will also influence the carmaker’s new generation vehicles. The 2019 iteration of the SUV will be powered by a new 2.0-liter VTEC Turbo engine, which sends power to the Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system through a segment-first 10-speed transmission. These elements are complemented by the NSX-inspired Integrated Dynamics System,

Read the entire article Acura confirms debut of all-new 2019 RDX luxury utility at 2018 New York Auto Show

Acura has unveiled the 2019 Acura RDX Prototype at the 2018 North American International Auto Show (Detroit Auto Show), and as expected, the precursor to the luxury brand’s next generation of the premium compact sports utility vehicle didn’t fail to impress. It seems like Acura is sticking to the formula that allowed the RDX to become a best-seller, while adding more space, power and luxury.

Although the Acura RDX unleashed at the Detroit Auto Show is labeled as a Prototype, it is seen as very close to the final production version. Both Honda and Acura are famous for revealing prototypes that are very similar to their final production versions. Thus, the 2019 Acura RDX Prototype could simply be a production-ready example of the newest generation of the premium compact SUV.

The new Acura RDX Prototype embodies the most extensive Acura redesign in more than a decade. Completely redesigned from top to bottom, the RDX Prototype is the first Acura model to fully employ the brand’s new exterior design language that made its debut in the Acura Precision Concept. It is also the first Acura model to feature the new interior design and technology shown in the Acura Precision Cockpit. As penned, the new Acura RDX Prototype features a design that starts from the luxury brand’s signature diamond pentagon grille, and continues through its sharply sculpted body, dynamic character lines. The Acura RDX Prototype features all-LED exterior lighting that makes use of the next-generation Acura Jewel Eye LED headlights.

Read the entire article Larger and more powerful 2019 Acura RDX Prototype debuts at 2018 Detroit Auto Show

The refreshed 2018 Acura TLX will be hitting the showrooms next month with a starting price of $33,000 for the TLX 2.4L and $36,200 for the V6. Coming out with a new A-Spec variant and the latest premium features, Acura is also equipping all its TLX models with AcuraWatch technology inspired by Acura Precision Concept.

By bringing the “precision crafted performance” on the exterior design, the already impressive performance of the Acura TLX is highlighted even further, explains Acura VP & GM John Ikeda. That said, the addition of a sportier A-Spec in the segment raises the TLX a notch higher as it also appeals to those in search of a performance-oriented model.

Regarding its new features, all V6 engine variants will come with a new rear diffuser with dual exhausts while the Technology Package consists of a power-operated height extension on the driver’s seat. In addition to this, the package features leather seats with high contrast stitching and piping with chrome side sills to match.

Read the entire article 2018 Acura TLX to arrive this June with $33,000 starting price

It is not a big secret that premium customers in China have a strong penchant for luxury cars with a spacious interior. In particular, premium customers in China purchase luxury cars not for them to drive it but to be chauffeured in it. And thus, they are more likely to choose vehicles with an expanded rear passenger cabin. Meeting this demand are luxury cars with long wheelbases.

This is the main reason why Acura is targeting these affluent Chinese customers, and to that effect, the Japanese premium carmaker is unveiling the new Acura TLX-L Prototype at the 17th International Automobile & Manufacturing Technology Exhibition in Shanghai, China (Auto Shanghai 2017). It looks pretty much the recently unveiled 2018 Acura TLX, and although the Acura TLX-L Prototype isn’t the final version, the production model should more or less appear like the one being displayed at the Auto Shanghai 2017.

Also on display at the Auto Shanghai 2017 is the new MDX and a special model of the China-exclusive Acura CDX sports utility vehicle. Likewise, the Japanese premium brand is displaying the Acura NSX at the event. When the final production version of the Acura TLX-L Prototype arrives, it would only be sold in China starting this year.

Read the entire article Acura unveils China-only long-wheelbase TLX-L Prototype at Auto Shanghai 2017

Acura, a Japanese based company founded 31 years ago, has been building luxurious and high performance cars. Many share the opinion that the brand has been attempting a balance between luxury and output and not really succeeding every time. At times, it may seem ambiguous where the company wants to focus.

Out with the old, and in with the new. At the recent 2017 New York Auto Show, Acura unveiled the 2018 TLX, just the second car after the MDX to adopt the “Precision Crafted Performance Design”. This model actually made its debut in a private event days before its official launch at the auto show.

The premium sedan comes with a more functional dashboard software similar to the recent Honda Accord. Apart from the having a quicker response, the new TLX is equipped with a dual screen new interface that includes a seven-inch central touchscreen, instead of the confusing design that the old model had. The software is also compatible with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and AcuraWatch.

Read the entire article 2018 Acura TLX officially unveiled at the 2017 New York Auto Show

Acura has come out with a teaser of the new TLX before having it launched officially at the 2017 New York Auto Show. One of the spy photos reveal what seemed to look like the entry-level variant while the other one could be the sport or luxury version of the upcoming TLX model.

It does look like Acura is replacing its iconic grille design with Precision concept’s diamond pentagon signature grille. The image also reveals a performance-oriented A-spec version of the sedan which includes a meaner body kit, bigger set of wheels and dark accents.

According to a recent press release, Acura mentioned that the newly updated TLX will have the latest premium and enhanced technology features that will place it among the most well equipped and highly advanced vehicles in its class. So more likely it will have a new infotainment system with up-to-the-minute driver assist features.

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Acura TLX buyers are getting an early Christmas treat – a choice of just a new body kit or a new set of wheels. Acura is offering a sporty GT appearance package for its avid TLX customers.

Acura will be unveiling the new GT Package of accessories for the TLX sedan at the upcoming SEMA Show. Acura customers must now be extremely giddy as this package contains so much to bring out the TLX’s racing prowess right into their garage. The GT Package is available for both the 2016 and 2017 model years. Acura assures that the upgrades will not affect its performance but instead, will make it even more race-worthy than it already is.

There are two versions of the package. One is the basic version which will be sold for $1,717 and is inclusive of a subtle rear trunk lid spoiler, a hint of garnish on the lower portion of the rear bumper, more aggressive side sills, and an updated front splitter. Now for the extravagant bit. The other version is called the GT Package Plus Wheel and Tire kit, and as its name suggests, it comes with a set of 19-inch wheels above its other accessories. This version is more expensive though, and will cost $4,810, almost four times that of the basic version.

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Customers will be able to purchase their much-awaited mid-size luxury sedan – the Acura TLX – starting September 24. As for its price tag, the starting Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) will be $31,695 for the model with eight-speed dual clutch transmission (DCT).

The same model equipped with the Technology Package will have an MSRP of $35,750. On the other hand, the MRSPs for models equipped with the nine-speed automatic gearbox remain the same from mid-MY2015.

Moreover, the sedan features the Motion-Adaptive Electronic Power Steering system that provides very precise and responsive steering and allows better fuel efficiency. This system is complemented by the Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) traction-control system that helps the vehicle retain control in slippery road conditions.

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Acura is so confident of its strong position in crossovers that it believes it will further expand in the U.S. market, according to Acura General Manager Mike Accavitti. When it comes to overall sales, Acura (Honda’s upmarket marque) trails behind Lexus and Germany’s luxury brands. However, sales of Acura’s crossovers (including the compact RDX and midsize MDX) are substantially higher than those from BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi.

In 2014, Acura did better than Lexus in total compact/midsize crossover sales. So far though, Lexus is leading this year. When interviewed at the newly held New York auto show, Accavitti said that the U.S. is skewing towards light trucks and that Acura is building out from its solid core of vehicles.

During the first three months of 2015, Acura sold 25,799 units of the RDX and MDX – beating out the 17,757 units sold for the BMW X3 and X5, the 16,140 units sold of Mercedes' GLK and M class, and the 12,806 total of Audi's Q5 and Q7.

Read the entire article Acura is optimistic that 2016 RDX, MDX will help keep its lead vs. German brands

Honda Motor Co. is planning to invest $85 million to give its East Liberty site in Ohio the capability to build a fourth nameplate – the Acura MDX. The investment will result to the addition of new welding equipment, conveyors and other gear that will enable the plant to assemble the Acura MDX crossover starting early 2017.

The plant East Liberty currently builds the Honda CR-V crossover and Crosstour hatchback, and the Acura RDX crossover. Honda will still produce the MDX at its Lincoln plant in Alabama that also builds the Honda Pilot crossover, Ridgeline pickup and Odyssey minivan.

According to John Mendel, executive vice president of American Honda, adding a second production site for the MDX will provide the Japanese carmaker flexibility as its expects truck sales to rise, adding that the company is bound to roll out a redesigned Pilot this year and a redesigned Ridgeline in 2016.

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Besides the 2016 Honda Pilot, the Japanese manufacturer also introduced the 2016 Acura RDX luxury sport-utility at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show. Set to hit the dealerships this Spring, the 2016 Acura RDX shows new Jewel Eye LED projector headlamps, new LED taillights as well as an expanded list of safety features.

Moreover, the 2016 Acura RDX features restyled front and rear fascias as well as a new three-dimensional grille treatment. Moreover, the lower front and rear fascias also received a new look featuring fresh details. The interior was updated too and shows high-contrast silver and black trim, as well as significant upgrades such as standard heated front seats and new second-row air conditioning vents.

In addition, the Technology Package adds new 8-way adjustable power passenger’s front seats, dual-screen On-Demand Multi-Information Display (ODMD), HD Radio, blind spot information (BSI) and Rear Cross Traffic Monitor. For those who want even more, the Advance Package adds rain-sensing wipers, front fog lights, Bi-Directional Keyless remote engine start, front and rear parking sensors, ventilated front seats, an auto-dimming driver's side mirror, and AcuraWatch advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies.

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The 2016 Acura RDX, which made its debut at the Chicago Auto Show on February 12, features numerous improvements to its styling and performance. Just last year, it broke sales records and was one of the top-selling SUVs.

With these enhancements, it continues to strengthen its superiority in the compact luxury SUV segment. Acura merged new exterior and interior design features in the 2016 RDX to emphasize its sportiness and its luxury level. This was done artfully and cohesively.

RDX has already made a reputation for itself as one of the fastest and most frugal V6-powered entry-luxury SUVs. Nevertheless, the company has taken it a step further as it improvedits dynamics, comfort, performance, and NVH.

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Honda Motor Co. has ordered its dealers in the United States to stop sales of a nine-speed version of its 2015 Acura TLX as the parking lock may fail to engage and the sedan may roll away even while in park mode, the carmaker said in a statement on its Web site. Honda is planning to commence sending recall notifications to customers on Jan. 6, 2015.

The stop-sale order comes after Honda recalled its Fit models in Japan over software glitches and at least 13 million vehicles fitted with possibly faulty Takata Corp. airbags. The problem will be the latest for Honda since President Takunobu Ito took 20-percent pay cut for three months to show apology for quality issues that has been dogging the Japanese carmaker.

Satoru Takada, an auto analyst at Toward the Infinite World Inc., told Bloomberg that Honda is creating “a lot of challenges for themselves” and is over-stretched. He noted that recalls related to Takata airbags and the Fit has made Honda extremely sensitive about any possible quality issue.

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When the Acura TLX was rolled out in August, this midsize sedan carried a promise of reviving Honda’s luxury brand in the United States. After two full promising months of sales for the TLX, the model is proving true to its promise. In fact, Acura sold 4,890 units of the TLX in October, close behind the MDX seven-seat crossover.

October sales were a 26-percent improvement over September sales. According to dealers, the TLX’s driving characteristics are helping to appeal to customers who may want a Mercedes-Benz or a BMW.

With the success of the TLX seen after just two full months of sales, Mike Accavitti, Acura general manager, told Automotive News, remarked that the model will be a core product for Acura. The TLX served as a replacement for the TL midsize sedan that customers think as too large and the TSX that failed to deliver enough performance.

Read the entire article Acura finally hits the midsize sedan sweet spot with the TLX

Galpin Custom Car Works joined forces with Acura Design Studio based in Los Angeles and revealed a custom version of the TLX. Inspired by the TLX GT racecar, the new Galpin TLX comes with a new custom aero body kit consisting of new front and rear bumpers, side skirts as well as a new deck-lid spoiler.

Moreover, there are new ADV5.0 M.V2 SL custom wheels with gunmetal inner and liquid smoke outer. Behind the wheels, we find Wilwood Superlite 6 Piston Caliper with 14” vented rotor front brakes, while the rear wheels get 4 piston caliper with 14” vented rotor rear brakes.

Furthermore, the Galpin TLX gets a new RSR Sport SI Series suspension kit with adjustable coilovers. The vehicle also features custom exhaust outlets and a new signature Acura brand color called Andaro Blue.

Read the entire article 2014 SEMA Show: Galpin Custom Car Works reveals custom Acura TLX

Acura is hoping that its big-budget ad campaign for the new TLX will help it overhaul its “nondescript reputation,” according to Mike Accavitti, Acura’s brand manager. Accavitti said the new TLX, which replaces both the TL and TSX, should help revive a brand image that has gone stale. The ad campaign for the TLX will be Acura’s biggest ever, even topping that of the redesigned MDX.

Accavitti remarked that the TLX is a brand-new nameplate, so they need to tell consumers “what a TLX is.” The ad campaign is aiming to convey driving excitement with the tag line “It’s that kind of thrill” while featuring the engineering effort for new TLX.

An early version of a 60-second spot features shots of the TLX cruising across the desert or managing corners at Honda’s r&d center in Ohio. The action is set to Sid Vicious’ cover of the Frank Sinatra standard “My Way.”

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