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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.Read the entire article 2019 Acura TLX expands A Spec trim across the range
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.Read the entire article 2018 Acura TLX teased before 2017 New York Auto Show
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.Read the entire article 2017 Acura TLX receives sporty GT Package
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.Read the entire article 2016 Acura TLX mid-size premium sedan has a starting price of $31,695
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.Read the entire article 2015 Acura MDX, RDX, TLX are ‘Best Cars for the Money’ awardees
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.Read the entire article Honda issues stop-sale order for 9-speed 2015 Acura TLX in the US
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.”Read the entire article Acura hopes ad campaign for new TLX to help change reputation
The Acura division is expected to post bigger gain starting August when its mid-size TLX sports sedan arrives, Mike Accavitti, Honda’s US senior vice president for the brand, told Bloomberg in a phone interview. Acura will start production of the TLX – unveiled by Accavitti in New York last spring -- at Honda’s Marysville site in Ohio this month and is expected to reverse a slump for Acura sedans.
Acura gained only 1.3 percent in the first six months of 2014 – no thanks to a 32-percent slide in sedan sales offsetting a 31-percent surge in MDX and RDX SUV deliveries. Accavitti said that the launch of the TLX sedan will enable Acura to experience the same level of success as with the MDX and RDX.
In April, Honda transformed Acura into a division, providing it dedicated management, marketing and other resources. The brand will focus on the TLX and a promotional push, as it bid to catch up with other luxury marques like BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Lexus and Audi.Read the entire article Acura expects resurgence in sedan sales with TLX launch in August
The 2015 Acura TLX made its debut back in April at the 2014 New York Auto Show, but today the carmaker owned by Honda released the official price tags of its new vehicle. As a result, we found out that the brand new 2015 Acura TLX will have a starting price of $30,995, excluding tax, license, registration, vehicle options and destination charge of $895. The price is increased to $35,025 when equipped with the Technology Package.
So, for $30,995 you will get the 2.4-liter DOHC i-VTEC in-line 4-cylinder engine that generates 206 hp and 182 lb-ft (246 Nm) of torque, mated to the all-new 8-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (8DCT) with torque converter.
If you want a bigger engine, you can get the 3.5-liter V6 that develops 290 hp and 267 lb-ft (361 Nm) of torque as well as the all-new 9-speed automatic transmission (9AT). This model costs $35,220 excluding the $895 destination charges of course. With the Technology Package, pricing is increased to $39,250. The 3.5-liter TLX with Advance Package has a price tag of $42,500.Read the entire article 2015 Acura TLX gets a starting price of $30,995 in the United States
Acura is hoping that its 2015 TLX mid-sized sedan will help revive sales of its slumping sedan lineup. The recently unveiled TLX will replace both the TL and TSX sedans in Acura's lineup in the United States. The brand’s front-wheel-drive sedans so far have been outsold by rear-drive offerings from Lexus, BMW and Mercedes-Benz.
Acura saw its sedan sales in the US drop 10 percent in 2013 and slide 23 percent in the first three months of 2014. On the other hand, Acura crossovers are in demand, posting a 21-percent surge in 2013 and a 38-percent hike in the first three months of 2014. Accavitti stated that while the RDX is cross-shopped against Audi Q5, Mercedes GLK and BMW’s sedan have some issue.
To address this, Acura is taking its learnings from the SUV segment to its sedans. The TLX will have a size that is closer to that of the TSX to distinguish it from the flagship.Read the entire article Acura hopes 2015 TLX to stop sales slump of its US sedan lineup
Back in January at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, Acura unveiled the TLX prototype but today, the Japanese carmaker unveiled the production version of the 2015 Acura TLX at the 2014 New York International Auto Show. Looking almost identical to the prototype version, the 2015 Acura TLX promises to deliver a unique and compelling blend of sport-sedan athleticism and premium luxury refinement.
Acura’s Precision All-Wheel Steer (P-AWS) is offered on the two-wheel-drive TLX models. This new system was integrated into the fundamental chassis design from the earlier shags of development and allows engineers to take full advantage of its independent left and right rear-wheel toe angle control to enhance handling precision, maneuverability and stability.
Furthermore, the TLX SH-AWD features a new hydraulically controlled version of Acura's acclaimed torque vectoring Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD).Read the entire article Official: 2015 Acura TLX opens the doors of 2014 New York Auto Show
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.Read the entire article 2015 Acura TLX to be unveiled at 2014 New York Auto Show
Acura unveiled today the 2015 Acura TLX Prototype at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show. As expected, this new concept car previews the all-new 2015 Acura TLX and according to the official press release it was developed around the theme "Red Carpet Athlete" in order to deliver a compelling blend of luxury refinement and sports-sedan athleticism.
The new TLX will join the ILX compact luxury sedan and the RLX luxury performance sedan as the first vehicle in company’s lineup.
Shown in an Athletic Red Pearl, the TLX Prototype has a sporting character, which is highlighted by the low and wide stance. Moreover, it features Acura’s signature Jewel Eye LED headlights and custom five-spoke 20-inch alloy wheels.Read the entire article 2014 NAIAS: 2015 Acura TLX Prototype previews new performance-luxury sedan
Besides the 2015 TLX Prototype, Acura took the wraps odd the 2015 TLX GT race car at the 2014 North American International Auto Show. This new race car will compete in the GT category of the Pirelli World Challenge Championship.
To be campaigned by long time Acura Motorsports partner RealTime Racing, the new TLX GT will move Acura in the top category of the Pirelli World Challenge, facing competition, which includes the Cadillac CTS-V, Audi R8 LMS, Chevrolet Corvette, Dodge Viper, Lamborghini Gallardo, Mercedes SLS, Nissan GTR, Porsche 911 and Ferrari 458.
According to the official press release, the new race car was developed by HPD a.k.a. racing arm of American Honda Motor Co and will feature HPD chassis and aerodynamic performance parts approved for Pirelli World Challenge competition.Read the entire article 2014 NAIAS: Acura introduces the 2015 TLX GT race car
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.Read the entire article 2015 Acura TLX Prototype to debut in January at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show
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