Official release from Honda Worldwide:
SHANGHAI, China, April 19, 2017 – Acura today exhibited the world premiere of the Acura TLX-L Prototype at Auto Shanghai 2017 (The 17th International Automobile & Manufacturing Technology Exhibition, Press days: April 19-20, 2017, Public days: April 21-28, 2017).
The Acura TLX-L Prototype is a China-exclusive model developed based on the needs of our Chinese customers. While maintaining TLX’s high-quality driving performance unique only to a luxury sedan, occupant comfort was further improved by expanding the cabin space for rear passengers by increasing the wheelbase. The production model of TLX-L is scheduled to go on sale in China in 2017.
Other models on display at the Acura booth include the Acura MDX, which will undergo a minor model change in June 2017, a special model of the Acura CDX, the China-exclusive SUV model, featuring a matte-finish body color as well as the Acura NSX, which was introduced to the market last year.
Takahiro Hachigo, President, Chief Executive Officer and Representative Director of Honda Motor Co., Ltd.:
“In China, where full-fledged local production began, Acura China will continue to enhance its product lineup including China-exclusive models. Concerning the localization of our production, we are planning to begin production of RDX in China in 2018. Acura will continue proposing a number of new value while pursuing Acura’s global slogan – Precision Crafted Performance.”
Toshihiko Sato, President of GAC Honda Automobile Co., Ltd.:
“2016 became a memorable year as we began production and sales of the Acura CDX, the first Acura model produced locally in China. This year, we are introducing the Acura TLX-L, the second Acura model to be produced in China. We will further strengthen all aspects of Acura business in China including production, sales and service, so that as many customers as possible know and experience ‘The Performance’ unique to Acura.”
[Source: Honda Worldwide]