Acura readies TLX sedan for New York automobile show

2014 NEW YORK Automobile Present

The TLX prototype, pictured, launched at the Detroit auto present in January hints at the production model.

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The 2015 Acura TLX luxury sport sedan will make its debut at the 2014 New York Auto Show.

The TLX — a successor to the TL — will slot below the RLX and over the ILX in Acura’;s lineup.

Acura is counting on the TLX to leap-start off its sluggish U.S. vehicle revenue, which fell 10 % in 2013 and are off 21 % yr-to-date. 

The TLX prototype was introduced at the Detroit automobile display in January.

The TLX will be equipped with both the company’;s 2.4-liter 4 cylinder making about 200 hp, or a 3.5-liter V-6 engine making about 310 hp. Acura hasn’;t disclosed certain functionality specifications.

The 4-cylinder engine will be paired with an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission the V-6 will be mated to the company’;s 9-speed automobile.

Each engines will be provided with 2- and 4-wheel drive. The all-wheel-drive versions will get Acura’;s P-AWS (Precision All-Wheel Steer) method, and the V-6 versions will get SH-AWD (Super-Managing All-Wheel Drive), which is 25 percent lighter than the final program.

Security characteristics will consist of collision mitigation braking system, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, lane retaining help system, adaptive cruise control with reduced-pace comply with and blind spot indicator.

Acura said the TLX “was made to supply vault-like quietness in all driving problems, with main enhancements in noise reduction through enhancements to physique stiffness, entire body sealing and sound insulation, and the application of electronic lively noise manage.”

The TLX is expected to go on sale this summer time. A lot more specifics are expected to be released during press days of the New York Automobile Show starting on April 16.

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