2018 ACURA TLX MAKES WORLD DEBUT WITH AGGRESSIVE, SPORTY DESIGN, AND NEW TECHNOLOGY FEATURES
◾2018 Acura TLX sports sedan debuts wîth three distinct variants, Acura Precision Concept-inspired design language and robust tech features
◾All-new TLX V6 A-Spec adds emotional styling and sport-tuning
◾Standard Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and AcuraWatch™, and a host of premium features make TLX among most technologically advanced and well-equipped vehicles in its §egmèntApr 11, 2017 - NEW YORK
-- Acura has unveiled a refreshed and significantly enhanced 2018 TLX performance luxury sedan, delivering the brand's Precision Crafted Performance design direction to its core sedan. (concept carz) The all-new TLX A-Spec takes the sedan's design in an even more emotional direction, further broadening the brand's appeal to younger buyers. The Acura TLX also will be one of the most technologically advanced and well-equipped vehicles in the §egmènt wîth new technology features including Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™ and AcuraWatch™ standard on all grades. The 2018 TLX is slated to go on sale at Acura dealerships nationwide in June.
The 2018 TLX boasts a more aggressive and sporty look inspired by the Acura Precision Concept that debuted last year, a design direction that has successfully influenced the styling of the 2017 MDX luxury SÚV. Acura's signature diamond pentagon grille, paired wîth changes to the sedan's stance, proportion, wheels and sheet metal boosts its presence on the road.
'We've really upped the ante in terms of styling, emotion and road presence, more effectively communicating the TLX's dynamic capabilities,' said Jon Ikeda, Acura vice president and general manager.
The 2018 TLX design illustrates its three variants wîth distinct characteristics. The 2.4-liter i-VTEC inline-4 cylinder TLX receives a sporty new front fascia featuring the diamond pentagon grille, a new bumper, more sculpted hood, fenders, redesigned Jewel Eye™ headlight design wîth LED turn signal and a new standard 17-inch wheel and tire package.
The V6 TLX models add an aggressive, refreshed rear fascia wîth exposed, rectangular dual-exhaust finishers, rear diffuser and standard 18-inch wheels. The V6 TLX wîth Technology Package adds a new chrome side sill garnish, all-new seats wîth contrast piping and stitching, and a power-operated thigh extension on the driver's seat. The Advance Package gains additional technology including trapezoidal LED fog lights, Surround View Camera system, built-in wireless charging pad, white LED ambient light piping in 10 locations throughout the cabin, a heated §teering wheel and heated rear outboard seats, a body-colored decklid spoiler, and power-folding side mirrors.
Acura's acclaimed torque vectoring Super Handling All-Wheel Drive® (SH-AWD™), the best handling all-wheel drive system in the , is available for the first time on all V6 TLX models, previously available only wîth V6 models equipped wîth Technology or Advance PackagesNew TLX A-Spec
Reflecting Acura's Precision Crafted Performance DNA, the new TLX V6 A-Spec is available in two-wheel drive and SH-AWD™ configurations, adding character and performance inside and out. An exclusive front fascia, round LED fog lights, aggressive side sills, rear diffuser accented by large, round dual-exhaust finishers and gloss black decklid spoiler creates an even bolder character. Exclusive, dark finish 19-inch wheels paired wîth wide 245-series tires complement a sport-tuned suspension wîth more aggressive damper settings and retuned electric power §teering for a sharper, more precise handling experience. TLX A-Spec models wîth SH-AWD also receive a stiffer spring rate and rear stabilizer bar for improved body control. Gloss black trim and A-Spec badging on the rear decklid, fenders, side sill garnish and §teering wheel completes the look.
On the inside, a host of sport-oriented refinements and premium features include exclusive leather seats wîth increased bolstering, red driver's meter highlights, brushed aluminum-look interior trim, and a thick-rimmed sport §teering wheel. Two A-Spec exclusive interior color choices are offered: Red leather or Black leather wîth Alcantara™ seat and door inserts. Premium enhancements borrowed from the top trim Advance Package include wireless charging pad, ventilated front seats and red LED ambient light piping (white on the Advance Package). Technology Enhancements
The 2018 TLX is the first Acura to feature a refreshed dual-screen user On Demand Multi-Úse Display™ (ODMD 2.0) interface that supports Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™ and Sirius XM 2.0. New software improves the system response time and offers more intuitive menus and command structures for a seamless and quicker user experience – approximately 30 percent faster. An enhanced 7-inch touchscreen has a capacitive display that is more responsive to the touch and is positioned within easy reach of the driver and front passenger.Source - Acura
With its unique AcuraWatch™ suite of technologies, the 2018 Acura TLX is the only vehicle in its class wîth standard crash avoidance and active driving-assistive features. AcuraWatch™ includes Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) wîth automatic emergency braking, Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) wîth Low-Speed Follow (LSF) and Road Departure Mitigation (RDM). AcuraWatch uses a millimeter wave radar and monocular camera sensing technology to detect other vehicles as well as lane markings and can help intervene to prevent or mitigate the severity of a collision. With Adaptive Cruise Control wîth Low-Speed Follow and Lane Keeping Assist, AcuraWatch can significantly decrease the driver's workload during freeway cruising by maintaining a set speed and following interval, initiating both braking and throttle inputs, and adding §teering input to help the driver maintain their position in the detected lane.