The TLX is Acura's Solution to the TL TSX Identity CrisisWe sure hope it drives as well as it looks!
It seems that for 2015, Acura has finally completed the revamp of their sedan line up. Instead of the often confusing and self cannibalizing line up previously offered (which included cars like the CSX, TSX, TL, and RL), Acura has decided to slim down their line up to just three cars. First and foremost comes the ILX, Acura’s answer to the entry level luxury sedan market which will replace the current best selling CSX. Next up was the launch of the RLX, the replacement to the full size Acura RL (which suffered from very poor sales). This left Acura with a gap in its lineup, the old TSX and TL caused some confusion with buyers as they offered a bit of an overlap in Acura’s line up. So for the 2015 model year, Acura has launched the TLX which will replace the two aforementioned cars. This ultimately leaves Acura with a simpler three car sedan line up.
In addition, Acura’s allowed a chance to introduce some design consistency in their line up. Each of the three cars get their own distinct Acura touch that will be instantly recognized by consumers (which Acura calls Aero-Fused Dynamics). The latest offering from Acura introduced this year at the Detroit Autoshow will go on sale later this year and is pitched as a mid-size sports sedan. There’s no denying that Acura’s new uniform design language certainly screams “sporty” with short overhangs and dramatic fenders as well as aerodynamic side mirrors. The TLX also features custom designed 5 spoke rims on low profile tires. Perhaps the most intriguing part of the TLX is the “Jewel Eye” headlights which are supported by LED strips on the side mirrors.
Acura will offer the ILX in two trim levels, the base level will feature a 2.4 litre 4 cylinder mated to a 8 speed dual clutch automatic, while the top of the line will feature a 3.5 litre V6 coupled with Acura’s 9 speed dual clutch auto gearbox. The ILX also comes in both Front wheel drive (assisted by Acura’s Precision All Wheel Steer system) as well as Acura’s tried and true Super Handling All Wheel Drive system. For further details, check out Acura’s press release at the source link.