Posted by on October 20th, 2014
Official release from Acura Media Newsroom:
Catch the Debut of the 2016 Acura ILX at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show
10/20/2014 – TORRANCE, Calif.
Big Changes in Store for Acura’s Sport Sedan
Acura is preparing to unveil a substantially new 2016 ILX at the L.A. Auto Show next month as the brand aims to raise the stakes again in the entry-premium sedan segment. Already bringing in more buyers under the age of 35 to the segment than any other entry-premium model, the new 2016 ILX stands to solidify and broaden its appeal with a comprehensive update that includes a potent new powertrain, more forceful, sporty exterior styling, and substantially upgraded interior design.
Much like its hot new stable mate—the brand new TLX—the 2016 ILX will bring a sharper performance focus while delivering a greater set of high-value comfort, convenience and safety features that consumers desire in the increasingly competitive entry-luxury field.
Catch the unveiling of the ILX on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. in the Acura booth at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
Filed under: Acura News, Acura Official Releases, ILX Tags: 2016 Acura ILX, LA Auto Show
Posted by on October 18th, 2014
Photos from the first three days of NSXPO 2014. Track days were held at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and was followed by NSX NITE hosted in the town of Marysville, Ohio. The event wraps up with a social dinner Saturday evening.
A big thanks to NSX owner Brylek for sharing these amazing shots.
Filed under: Acura Galleries, NSX Tags: NSXPO
Posted by on October 17th, 2014
When Acura’s John Watts handed me the key to my 2013 Acura ILX 6-speed on June 12, 2012, I don’t think he realized just how quickly I was going to put that car through its paces. By the time it was a year old, its mileage had already taken it out of warranty. And now, some 28 months after driving off into the sunset with a factory-fresh 16-mile ILX, it’s surpassed the 100,000 mile mark. And it’s done so with flying colors – just routine maintenance and an occasional wash.
Will I take this ILX as far as my now-531,000 mile 1994 Legend? I’m still not sure. But, I’ll confirm with a certainty that Acura has definitely still “got it.” The ILX is as solid today as ever, and it seems anxious every day to start up and to continue this mileage crusade. Thanks again to Acura for the chance to spend some time behind the wheel.
See you at the next checkpoint.
Head over to Drive to Five Legendary Quest for 500,000 Miles (And Beyond) for more on the 100,000 milestone.
[Source: Tyson Hugie - Drive to Five]
Filed under: ILX Tags: 2013 Acura ILX, Acura Reliability, Drive to Five, Tyson Hugie
Posted by on October 15th, 2014
The 2015 Acura TLX by Acura of Pembroke Pines & Vossen Wheels got a few small updates for this recent photo shoot. Mike Chang says they’ve added RV6 Precat Deletes (PCD) which brought the TLX a gain of 17 hp and 19 lb-ft of torque at the wheels. Visually, the TLX now uses 20×10.5 deep concave wheels for the rear with a more aggressive wheel fitment.
Enjoy the new gallery above and stay tuned for more updates.
[Source: Vossen Wheels, Acura of Pembroke Pines]
Filed under: Acura Galleries, TLX Tags: 2015 Acura TLX, Vossen Wheels
Posted by on October 13th, 2014
Speaking with Honda Executive Koichi Fukuo in Japan, Automotive News has reported Acura is considering a new long-term plan, one that could see all-wheel drive as a standard feature on all future models.
Fukuo specifically mentions the success of Subaru, which offers AWD standard on all its models except the BRZ Coupe. “Looking at Subaru, I felt that we have to have a strong, clear direction as a brand… What’s important is to have the technology, styling and performance to evolve all together. Otherwise, I don’t think we can increase the number of loyal customers, so-called Acurists.” Fukuo told Automotive News.
Automotive News says the AWD plan is one of many ideas to “rethink the brand” and that nothing has been finalized. While a transition to an all-AWD Acura lineup could take a few years, the idea of having an AWD option for every model isn’t far away. Currently the only Acura model without AWD as an option is the ILX.
Read the full article at autonews.com – Acura takes page from Subaru.
[Source: Automotive News]
Filed under: Acura News, Acura Rumors Tags:
Posted by on October 9th, 2014
Attention thrill seekers, Acura wants you to win a specialized prize package tailored to your kind of thrill. Acura collaborated with ten editors and web personalities to create ten different Thrill Kit experiences, each one brings the thrill of the TLX to life in a unique way.
Of the 10 Thrill Kits up for grabs, my personal pick would be the Ruben Hughes Thrill Kit which includes a DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ Quadcopter, Google Glass Explorer Edition glasses, a Leica D-LUX 6 Digital Camera and a Lexdray Boulder Pack backpack.
With a Phantom 2 Vision Quadcopter aerial drone I could literally take my Acura photography to a higher level – from the skies!
Check out all ten Thrill Kits and enter for a chance to win at acura.com - The Acura TLX “It’s That Kind of Thrill” Sweepstakes.
No purchase necessary. Open to legal residents of 50 U.S. & DC. Ends 11/2/14. Subject to official rules: acura.us/TLXThrillKitsRules
Filed under: Acura News Tags: Acura Contest
Posted by on October 7th, 2014
UK website What Car? is reporting the next generation NSX is still on track for a 2015 launch, at least for North America. What Car? states the NSX will initially go on sale in North America next year in 2015, while Europe will see a delayed launch in early 2016.
What Car? also mentions the production NSX will be revealed at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show in November, but this could be a reference to a Honda badged NSX for the Japanese and European markets. There have been rumors that we could see a production Acura NSX as early as January 2014 for a debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
Read the full article at whatcar.com – New Honda NSX on sale in 2016.
[Source: What Car?]
Filed under: Acura Rumors, NSX Tags: 2015 Acura NSX, 2016 Acura NSX, Honda NSX
Posted by on October 1st, 2014
Official release from Acura Media Newsroom:
New Acura and Honda Products Fuel Surge in September Automobile Sales
10/01/2014 – TORRANCE, Calif.
- Hot new Acura TLX powers an 18.8 percent division increase with 3,884 September sales
- Acura RDX posted its best-ever September with sales of 3,230, rising 6.9 percent for the month and helping Acura trucks to its best September on record
- New Honda Fit achieves best September ever on sales of 6,628 units, up 66.5 percent
- Honda CR-V also sets new September record, rising 10.6 percent on sales of 23,722
American Honda Motor Co., Inc. today reported September 2014 Honda and Acura vehicle sales of 118,223 units, an increase of 12.0 percent versus September of last year. The Honda division had its best September since 2007 with sales of 104,391 vehicles, while Acura posted sales of 13,832 units in the same period. Acura trucks posted its best-ever September, rising 6.8 percent vs. 2013. Year-to-date total American Honda sales reached 1,160,605 vehicles.
Less than two months on the market and without full supply of the three-model lineup at dealerships, the all-new 2015 Acura TLX luxury performance sedan sparked an 18.8 percent sales surge for the luxury brand, boosting division sales to 13,832 for September over the same month in 2013. TLX sales were second only to the Acura MDX within the entire division, followed by another record performance by the RDX, with the luxury SUVs pushing Acura truck sales to a new September record.
- The hot-selling new TLX posted sales of 3,884 in September to become Acura’s best-selling sedan and second best-selling vehicle, already approaching segment leaders in only its first full month on the market.
- ILX sales were also up in September, adding 7.4 percent with sales of 1,464 units.
- Acura truck sales set a new September record, rising 6.8 percent on sales of 8,097 vehicles.
- Acura’s RDX rose 6.9 percent to post its best-ever September for the brand on sales of 3,230 units.
- MDX sales increased 7.2 percent with 4,864 units sold in September, continuing to solidify its place as the best-selling three-row luxury SUV in America.
“With the MDX and RDX as the best one-two punch in the luxury SUV segment, the TLX is proving to be the knockout punch we’ve been looking for in the luxury sedan arena,” said Mike Accavitti, Acura division senior vice president and general manager. “The TLX is attracting so much attention online and showroom traffic at our dealers that we don’t yet know the car’s true potential.”
|American Acura Vehicle Sales for September 2014
|Acura Division Total
|Memo: TSX Wagon
|Memo: ILX Hybrid
|Memo: RLX Hybrid
|* Honda and Acura vehicles are made of domestic & global sourced parts ** Daily Selling Rate ***Memo line items are included in the respective model total
Filed under: Acura News, Acura Official Releases, Acura Sales Tags: Acura Sales 2014