The Acura TLX we've
been hearing about for quite some time now is not just a figment of our
imagination, as the Japanese automaker has confirmed the 2015 TLX
prototype will debut at the 2014 Detroit auto show next month.
Although the TLX is a completely new model, it won't be too unfamiliar, since, as its name suggests, it's a combination of the TSX and TL.
The TLX is an amalgamation of the best from both models, which means
it'll get the TSX's athletic performance and sport sedan proportions.
Acura even says that the TLX will have more aggressive styling than the
TSX (pictured above). With the TL genes in its DNA, the TLX will get the
midsize sedan's capacious and technology-laden cabin, and available
all-wheel drive. We can also expect the TLX to follow Acura's latest
design language, which means it'll probably get the "Jewel Eye" headlights.
Underneath the hood will be a completely new setup with two new
direct-injection powertrains that are paired to an "advanced"
transmission. Acura says the powerplants boast more athletic performance
while also being highly fuel-efficient.
To make room for the TLX, which will launch during the second half of 2014, Acura is discontinuing the TSX for 2014. It's unclear if the TL will also be
discontinued next year or if there’ll be some overlap with the 2015
TLX, but we'll find out more about the TLX prototype when the car shows
its face at Cobo Hall in Detroit next month.