First unveiled at the 2012 New York Auto Show as a concept, the 2014 Acura RLX became official today at the 2012 LA Auto Show. As expected this is company’s new flagship sedan and its main rival will be the Lexus LS, which was also updated earlier this year. The new 2014 Acura RLX introduces the first-ever application of the Acura Precision All-Wheel Steer. What does this mean? Well, the Precision All-Wheel Steeler (P-AWS) is world’s first technology that features independent and continuous control of the left and right rear-wheel steering (toe) angles to achieve new levels of handling agility, high- and low-speed maneuverability.
Regarding the design, the 2014 RLX follows an "aero-fused" exterior design motif and features the distinctive Jewel-Eye LED headlights that offer improved down-the-road illumination. Additional features include acoustic glass windshield and door glass, integrated power rear sunshade, front and rear parking sensors, heated and auto-dimming side mirrors, and rain-sensing windshield wipers.
The exterior design is completed by the 18-inch wheels wrapped in all-weather tires. As an option, 19-inch wheels are available. Inside, the RLX features premium, soft touch materials throughout, with the tasteful application of premium metal and wood-grain accents.
A stitched leather instrument panel, center console and steering wheel, along with available Milano perforated leather seats, communicate a new level of craftsmanship and refined luxury appeal in Acura's top-of-the-line sedan. The interior also shows a new center console featuring dual screens: an 8-inch Navigation screen and a 7-inch On-Demand Multi-Use Display touch screen.