At the 2014 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS), Acura introduced its all-new TLX sedan. This new model replaces both the TL and TSX models. The announcement of the Acura TLX came as a surprise due to its introduction as a concept car at events earlier this year. In reality, the Acura TLX will be coming to an Acura dealership near you.
The Acura TLX combines the best of the TL and TSX models and enhances what makes both great. Acura made it a point to maintain the spacious interior of its previous models while also shortening the car a few inches.
High-strength steel, aluminum and magnesium were incorporated into the design of the car to decrease its weight. This design element enhances the ride quality and quietness of the TSX. Specific areas of the car are also coated with special acoustic spray foam to reduce the overall noise level.
Additionally, navigating with the Acura TLX is easier than ever with both all-wheel drive and steering systems. Providing the drivers with the ability to use both of these features allows the car to stay firmly planted on the road, even in the most intense driving conditions.
Safety is another factor that Acura emphasized with the TLX. The sedan has cameras and a radar system that work together to alert the driver of potential collisions or road departures. Adaptive cruise control and collision avoidance are features that have made the vehicle known as one of the safest cars being released.
In terms of the engine, Acura didn’t disappoint. The Acura TLX has a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and a 3.5-liter V6. In addition, an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission is included with the four-cylinder models. Those purchasing the six-cylinder models have a nine-speed automatic.
As far as powertrain options are concerned, the Acura TLX has a 290-horsepower V6 connected to a nine-speed gearbox and a 206-horsepower four-cylinder attached to an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission.
While prices haven’t been announced, Acura is a brand known for its affordability. Acura is looking to boost its presence in the vehicle market after slipping in the rankings in recent years. Combining the two models is an advantageous move for Acura as it increases the depth of its overall product line. If this exhibition is any sign of what will come in the future, you can’t help but look forward to Acura’s next arrival.
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