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.
The 2015 Acura TLX is 3.8 inches shorter than the TL, although it rides on the same 109.3 inch wheelbase as the TL. 2015 Acura TLX will be available in two-wheel and all-wheel drive configurations, with a choice of two high-performance engines, two new advanced transmissions and the next-gen Acura Super-Handling All Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) and Precision All-Wheel Steer (P-AWS) dynamic performance and handling technologies.
According to Acura, the 2015 TLX will get an all-new 2.4-liter 16-valve inline 4-cylinder engine mated to a new 8-speed dual clutch transmission (DCT) with torque converter.
For even more power, there is a 3.5-liter SOHC V6 engine mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission with closely spaced gear ratios. The new 2015 Acura TLX was designed and developed in the United States by company’s Los Angeles design studio and Raymond, Ohio new-vehicle development center.
Also in keeping with its luxury sedan status, 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.