Detroit motor show.
car – described by Mike Accavitti, senior vice president of American
Honda, as "the next step in our plan to progress the brand" – is a
flagship model in its saloon line-up. The production version of the TLX
will be available with a choice of two powertrains: a 2.4-litre
four-cylinder V-TEC engine mated to an eight-speed automatic
transmission or a 3.5-litre V6 paired with a nine-speed automatic
The V6 engine will be offered with either two-wheel
drive or the latest iteration of Acura's Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive
system with torque vectoring. The car will also have all-wheel steer
technology. No official performance figures were forthcoming during the
"We have never put so much technology into one car
before," said Accavitti. "The Acura TLX will deliver an unbelievable
dynamic experience. It will combine luxurious comfort, advanced tech and
Acura did not show off the interior of the
car during the official reveal, but it is promising class-leading
interior space. The production version is expected to arrive in the
middle of 2014.
Acura also unveiled a racing version of the TLX
that will hit the track before the production variant. The car is
powered by a twin-turbo version of the four-cylinder engine. It will be
raced by Realtime Racing owner/driver Peter Cunningham in the GT
category of the Pirelli World Challenge.
Thanks to: Autocar