2016 Acura NSX Makes Front Cover of Motor Trend and Automobile Magazine

Posted by  on January 29th, 2015 No comments

2016 Acura NSX - Automobile Magazine

Hot off its world debut at the North American International Auto Show, the new Acura NSX is your cover model for the March editions of Motor Trend and Automobile Magazine.

While both issues are now available in hard copy and as a digital download, Motor Trend’s feature on the NSX can be viewed online at motortrend.com - New Sports Experience: The Second Coming of Acura’s Halo Supercar.

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Acura Celebrates 20 Years of Manufacturing in America

Posted by  on January 27th, 2015 No comments

2016 Acura ILX at Marysville, Ohio Auto Plant

Official release from Acura Media Newsroom:

New 2016 Acura ILX Begins Production as Brand Marks 20th Anniversary Of Manufacturing in America

Jan 27, 2015 – MARYSVILLE, Ohio

  • Acura marks major milestone with U.S. sales of two-million North American-made Acura vehicles
  • ILX production begins today at Marysville, Ohio Auto Plant

The Acura brand today celebrated sales in the U.S. of the 2 millionth North American-made Acura vehicle, 20 years after Acura production began in the U.S., as the first new 2016 Acura ILX sports sedan rolled off the assembly line at the Marysville Auto Plant in Ohio. The redesigned and reengineered 2016 ILX delivers more performance, more advanced technology and more luxury refinement than ever before.

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2016 Acura NSX Render Compilation

Posted by  on January 22nd, 2015 No comments

Acura NSX Le Mans Race Car

It didn’t take long for digital artists and photoshoppers to have their way with the new Acura NSX. If you knew where to search, you could probably find the 2016 NSX rendered in the color of your choice shortly after the debut. But the customizations didn’t end with just a few color changes or wheel swaps, visions of different NSX variations started to appear within the week, from a simple targa top model to the extreme GT racer featured above.

From Facebook, Instagram and around the web, I compiled a few of my favorite 2016 Acura NSX renders and added them to the gallery above. For more info on the artists, see the list below:

• GT500 NSX - Khyzyl Saleem
• Super Widebody Kit - HugoSilva Designs
• 2016 Acura NSX Widebody - Carlifestyle
• Liberty Walk NSX - Top Tier Imports/@shaunjeroski
• Acura NSX Type-R - X-Tomi Design 
• Acura NSX Type-R in Championship White - Sinh-Truong

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2015 Acura TLX Wins Kiplinger’s Best Value Award as a New Model

Posted by  on January 22nd, 2015 No comments

2015 Acura TLX

Official release from Acura Media Newsroom:

2015 Acura TLX Earns Best Value Award in Luxury Category from Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

Jan 22, 2015 – TORRANCE, Calif.

The all-new 2015 Acura TLX has been recognized by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance with a ‘Best Value Award’ from the business and financial organization for 2015. The TLX has been named ‘Best New/Redesigned Car’ in the $40,000-$50,000 category.

Kiplinger’s Best Value Awards are the result of a comprehensive review of hundreds of vehicles that reveal the best values among the newest models. The award winners are selected based on a number of qualifications including price, performance, value, safety, roominess and driving impressions. Photos and information on the 2015 TLX and the other winning cars can be viewed at http://www.kiplinger.com/links/cars.

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2016 Acura RDX to Debut at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show

Posted by  on January 21st, 2015 No comments

2016 Acura RDX

Official release from Acura Media Newsroom:

Hot Winter Wind: 2016 Acura RDX to Bow at 2015 Chicago Auto Show

Quick, luxurious, fun and practical new RDX to bring even stronger package to red-hot segment

– TORRANCE, Calif.

Coming off a record sales year as one of the best-selling SUVs in its segment, Acura’s RDX is set to move its already lofty bar even higher when the new 2016 model bows at the Chicago Auto Show on February 12. The new RDX sports a long list of styling and performance improvements plus desirable new luxury and safety features designed to further solidify its leadership in the compact luxury SUV segment.

The 2016 RDX artfully blends numerous fresh exterior and interior design elements to further enrich its sport and luxury qualities, all with a cohesiveness that speaks to its new capabilities. Already one of the quickest and most fuel-efficient V6-powered entry-luxury SUVs, the 2016 RDX takes the position a step further, adding important improvements to performance, dynamics, comfort and NVH.

Don’t miss the debut of the newest Acura RDX at the Chicago Auto Show on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. CST in the Acura booth.

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Acura Sedan Design Study at the Honda Heritage Center

Posted by  on January 20th, 2015 No comments

Acura Sedan Design Study - Honda Heritage Center

You’ll find a handful of Acuras at the newly opened Honda Heritage Center in Marysville Ohio, but the one car you’ve probably never seen or heard of before is the mysterious Acura Sedan Design Study.

Created in early 2011, the Acura Sedan Design Study looks like a sleek sedan version of the Acura NSX Roadster that appeared in The Avengers from 2012. While the rear of the car is lacking and begging for details, other design elements like the long sloping roofline and short front overhangs are things I would be excited to see in future Acura sedans. Check out that side profile and tell me you don’t agree.

We reached out to our contact at Acura and she provided a few extra photos and the description which appears alongside the vehicle at the Honda Heritage Center:

Acura Sedan Design Study

Most concept cars are never seen outside the walls of Honda R&D Americas’ California design studios.

This never-before-seen concept, the Acura Sedan Design Study, was created by stylists at the Acura Design Studio in early 2011 to set the direction for future Acura luxury performance sedans.

The Acura Sedan Design Study exterior styling pursued a modern design with classic luxury sedan proportions – low and wide, with a longer dash-to-axle ratio (the distance between the leading edge of the dash and the front axle). The styling is accented by ceramic- type headlights and chrome trim that runs the length of the body, finishing as rear taillights.

A customizable interior was designed to achieve a new HMI (human-machine interface) experience with an elegant and intuitive layout, a three-dimensional meter design and a navigation system where the user will feel immersed in the decision-making.

With the Acura Sedan Design Study, the styling team created a road map for Acura design – a direction that has since been eclipsed by further styling concepts that will lead to future Acura luxury sedans.

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Ludacris Comments on the 2016 Acura NSX

Posted by  on January 19th, 2015 No comments

Ludacris 2016 Acura NSX - Image courtesy Motor Trend

Rapper/Actor Chris “Ludacris” Bridges was on hand for a VIP reveal of the 2016 Acura NSX last week where he gave his first reaction to Motor Trend:

“I’m a loss for words, I mean I don’t know what to say — it’s amazing. It’s almost like a hybrid between all of the great supercars, put together in one — that’s how I feel about it. As [exterior designer Michelle Christensen] continued to explain, the aerodynamics, the design, the body, it’s one thing to look at it, it’s another thing to hear. It’s the future, man. This is the future.” - Ludacris

A long time owner of a 1993 Acura Legend, Ludacris has a growing relationship with the Acura brand and has been involved in several Acura events in the past year.

Read the full article on motortrend.com – First Reaction: “Amazing” Says Ludacris on 2016 Acura NSX.

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Video: 2016 ILX Lightning in a Bottle Commercial

Posted by  on January 18th, 2015 2 comments

2016 ILX Commercial

An Acura engineer captures a little something extra to infuse into the 2016 Acura ILX. The music featured is a beautiful instrumental version of “Where Is My Mind” by the Pixies. See the 1-minute version of the commercial below.

“You never know when inspiration will strike. The new 2016 ILX with an 8-Speed Dual-Clutch Transmission and 2.4 liter iVTEC engine. Catch it if you can.” - Acura via YouTube

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