2018 Acura TLX debuts, includes some new dynamic capabilities

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Honda’s luxury department has taken its most popular sedan and filled it with some really emotive styling and sporting possibility for the 2018 Acura TLX.

Similar to Toyota’s Lexus and to a lesser degree Nissan’s Infiniti, Honda’s Acura marque in some cases can be guilty of ignoring character in favor of guaranteeing premium reliability. However, with the brand-new TLX, the company finally has a sedan that appears like it came from the exact same studio that developed the Acura NSX supercar.

“We have really upped the ante in regards to styling, emotion and road presence, more effective communicating the TLX’s dynamic capabilities,” stated Jon Ikeda, Acura vice president and general manager.

Similar to the previous Acuras, the brand-new one will reset criteria in regards to creature comforts, cabin materials and driver-focused innovations provided as standard.

For instance, it includes automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assists, adaptive cruise control and road departure mitigation systems, all basic as part of the AcuraWatch suite of innovations. It’s likewise readily available with an optional torque vectoring all-wheel drive similar to the system found on the NSX. Some models will likewise offer wireless charging and LED interior mood lighting.

In addition, the TLX includes some major stylistic character. The automaker has made subtle but clear modifications to the styling of each model version– rectangular exhaust ports on the V6 TLX or 19-inch wheels and larger air intakes, and an unique front fascia design for the sportiest A-Spec. The A-Spec model will even more take advantage of a much sharper, sporty suspension set-up, tighter power steering, sports seats with additional assistance for the front travelers and a sports steering wheel.

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