Posted by on November 26th, 2013
Last week Acura China unveiled the new 2014 MDX at the Guangzhou Auto Show, announcing pricing and an on-sale date of early December.
Offered in two trims, the China-spec MDX uses the same 3.5L V-6 engine and has nearly identical specifications as the North American MDX.
There are of course the usual cosmetic changes and additional standard features, as well as some unique, china-only optional accessories which can be seen in one of the images above. The front bumper trim looks interesting, unfortunately I couldn’t find a full body image with it attached.
[Source: Acura China]
Filed under: Acura Galleries, MDX Tags: 2014 Acura MDX, Acura China
Posted by on November 18th, 2013
2014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD: The Most Powerful and Technologically Advanced Vehicle in Acura History to be Showcased at LA Auto Show
11/18/2013 – TORRANCE, Calif.
The 377-horsepower Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD luxury-performance sedan will be on public display for the first time this week at the Los Angeles International Auto Show, showcasing Acura’s dynamic new three-motor hybrid system.
The 2014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD, which launches next spring, is the first vehicle to deploy Acura’s new three-motor hybrid powertrain technology. The system combines a highly efficient, direct-injected V-6 engine with an all-new, Acura-designed, 7-speed dual clutch transmission with built-in electric motor and an electrically powered variant of Acura’s highly regarded torque-vectoring Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD).
This advanced new hybrid powertrain delivers exhilarating driving performance with incredibly responsive power delivery and precise, sure-footed handling performance like no other vehicle in its class. Supported by the instantaneous torque delivered by its high-output electric motors, the RLX Sport Hybrid runs a 0-60 mph time comparable with competitor’s V8-powered machines. This performance, however, is coupled with a 28/32/30mpg (city/highway/combined) EPA fuel economy rating1, which is in the range of 4-cylinder-powered luxury sedans.
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Posted by on November 18th, 2013
Posted by on November 8th, 2013
Here are a few quick snaps of the 2014 Acura RLX VIP Sedan at the 2013 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Thanks for sharing Tyson!
[Source: Tyson Hugie]
Filed under: Acura Galleries, RLX Tags: SEMA Show, Tyson Hugie
Posted by on November 5th, 2013
Official release from acuranews.com:
11/05/2013 – Las Vegas, NV.
- Acura demonstrates tuner potential of RLX Luxury Performance Sedan and ILX Compact Luxury Sedan using Acura Genuine Accessories and top aftermarket brands
Acura today unveiled three customized sedans at the 2013 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas, including the Acura RLX VIP Sedan, created by Evasive Motorsports, the RLX Urban Luxury Sedan and Street Performance ILX, both created by MAD Industries.
“How better to amp up the inherent luxury, excitement and prestige of the Acura Brand than to partner with the enthusiast crowd and create these custom RLX and ILX sedans,” said Mike Accavitti, senior vice president of Auto Operations. “SEMA is where we go to add that little bit of spice that brings out the true performance character in our Acura lineup.”
Acura engaged MAD Industries and Evasive Motorsports, both located in Southern California, to use Acura sedans as the platform to create even more exciting and dynamic custom vehicles.
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Posted by on October 21st, 2013
This is the annual gathering of members of the NSX Club of America as they celebrate friendships and everything NSX. This year over 100 NSXs and almost 200 owners and guests will descend upon North Carolina for the social portion of the event before heading up to Virginia International Raceway (“VIR”) for three days of karting and track time on the Full Course.
Visit www.nsxpo2013.net for more info and high-res photos from this year’s NSXPO which took place October 11-16, 2013.
[Source: NSXPO 2013, Robert Ondrovic]
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Posted by on September 26th, 2013
Acura’s entry into the Russian market will start with just two models, the 2014 MDX and the 2014 RDX. According to a rough translation via their Facebook page, Acura will begin to sell the crossovers early in 2014, and will offer a sedan model later in the year.
Based on the posted photos, there are a few differences on the Russian MDX. The most notable addition is the presence of fog lights which appear on what seems to be the base model. Headlamp washers and roof rails may also come standard, and the genuine olive ash wood trim currently only offered on the Canadian Elite model is seen in the interior photos. There are also some subtle differences in the headlamps and tail lights.
[Source: Acura Russia via Facebook]
Filed under: Acura Galleries, MDX Tags: 2014 Acura MDX, Acura Russia