Redesigned 2016 Acura ILX Now On Sale

Official release from Acura Media Newsroom:

The 2016 Acura ILX Redesigned, Reengineered and Reborn as an Even Stronger, More Athletic, and More Refined Sports Sedan

Feb 10, 2015 – TORRANCE, Calif.

  • All new high-performance 2.4-liter, direct-injected i-VTEC engine with 8-speed DCT
  • Jewel Eye™ LED headlights highlight new sporty and elegant exterior design
  • Segment leading standard feature content including available AcuraWatch™ safety and driver-assistive features

With more features, more leading-edge technology and a major injection of Acura DNA, the 2016 ILX goes on sale today as the Acura gateway sports sedan with the performance, technology and style desired by younger luxury buyers.

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Upgraded 2016 Acura MDX On Sale February 4

2016 Acura MDX

Official release from Acura Media Newsroom:

Best Selling Acura MDX Receives Powertrain Upgrades, AcuraWatch™ and Expanded Options for 2016, Enhancing Performance, Safety and Luxury

Feb 3, 2015 – TORRANCE, Calif.

The significantly upgraded 2016 Acura MDX, America’s best-selling three-row luxury SUV, launches next month with multiple new features and technologies, a more advanced powertrain and an expanded model range. The enhanced 2016 MDX provides even more advanced technology and exhilarating performance to complement the luxury, comfort and quietness inherent to Acura’s premium seven-passenger SUV. The 2016 Acura MDX launches at Acura dealerships nationwide on Feb. 4, with the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) starting at $42,8651.

All 2016 MDX models will come equipped with an advanced new 9-speed automatic transmission, a push-button electronic gear selector that frees up room above the center console, and a new Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system with a twin-clutch design that delivers enhanced torque transfer and handling capabilities. The 2016 MDX and MDX with Technology Package models can now be equipped with the AcuraWatch™ suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies, which includes the first application of Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) and Rear Cross Traffic Monitor to the MDX model line. The MDX with Advance Package comes standard with AcuraWatch™.

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Acura USA January 2015 Sales Report

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Official release from Acura Media Newsroom:

American Honda Kicks Off 2015 with Record January Sales

Feb 3, 2015 – TORRANCE, Calif.

  • American Honda and the Honda Division set new January records as Fit, CR-V and Pilot top prior monthly records with double digit percentage gains over January 2014
  • Both the Honda and Acura Brands set new light truck sales records for January
  • Acura posts best January since 2007 as MDX and RDX set new monthly records

American Honda Motor Co., Inc. today reported a new January record on Honda and Acura vehicle sales of 102,184 units, an increase of 11.5 percent versus January 2014. Overall AHM light trucks led sales gains for both brands and set a January record, increasing 25.2 percent on sales of 52,169 vehicles. The Honda brand set a January record, up 11.6 percent for the month while recording sales of 90,202 vehicles. The Acura brand posted sales of 11,982 units in January, increasing 10.7 percent over the same period last year.

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The Acura Division posted its best January sales result since 2007 on the strength of record sales of the MDX and RDX and another strong showing from the all-new TLX performance luxury sedan.

  • MDX set its second consecutive January sales record on sales of 4,381 vehicles, up 3.3 percent. It was the brand’s best-selling vehicle in January.
  • RDX set its third consecutive January sales record, up 28.8 percent with sales of 3,517 vehicles for the month.
  • The all-new TLX sold 2,892 vehicles in its first January, easily besting the combined sales of its two predecessors in January 2014 by 27.9 percent. (Acura TL and TSX combined to sell 2,261 vehicles in January 2014.)

“With a major mid-cycle refresh for the ILX gateway model on the way, it’s great to begin the year with such strong sales,” said Mike Accavitti, Acura division senior vice president and general manager. “MDX and RDX are packing a stronger 1-2 punch than ever to create new energy and momentum for the Acura brand that we look forward to carrying through 2015.”

American Acura Vehicle Sales for January 2015
Month-to-Date Year-to-Date
January January DSR** January January DSR**
2015 2014 % Chg. 2015 2014 % Chg.
Acura Division Total 11,982 10,823 6.5% 11,982 10,823 6.5%
ILX 992 1,157 -17.6% 992 1,157 -17.6%
RLX/RL 176 420 -59.7% 176 420 -59.7%
TL 18 1,368 -98.7% 18 1,368 -98.7%
TLX 2,892 0 0.0% 2,892 0 0.0%
TSX 6 893 -99.4% 6 893 -99.4%
MDX 4,381 4,241 -0.7% 4,381 4,241 -0.7%
RDX 3,517 2,730 23.9% 3,517 2,730 23.9%
ZDX 0 14 -100.0 0 14 -100.0
*** ILX Hybrid 3 27 -89.3% 3 27 -89.3%
*** RLX Hybrid 14 0 0.0% 14 0 0.0%
*** TSX Wagon 0 97 -100.0% 0 97 -100.0%
Selling Days 26 25 26 25
* Honda and Acura vehicles are made of domestic & global sourced parts** Daily Selling Rate

*** Memo line items are included in the respective model total

[Source: Acura]

Acura Celebrates 20 Years of Manufacturing in America

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

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

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.

[Source: Acura]

Next Generation Acura NSX Unveiled

2016 Acura NSX

Official release from Acura Media Newsroom:

Rebirth of an Icon: Next Generation Acura NSX Unveiled

Acura takes the wraps off its highly anticipated next-generation NSX supercar, designed to deliver a groundbreaking “New Sports eXperience”

Jan 12, 2015 – DETROIT

Twenty-five years after the debut of the original, paradigm-shifting NSX supercar, Acura revealed the production version of its highly anticipated successor—the next-generation Acura NSX, developed and produced in the U.S.—to the world’s auto media at the 2015 North American International Auto Show today. The production model, in a scintillating NSX Red finish, took the stage with a growl from its twin-turbocharged engine.

The next generation NSX showcases the production styling, design and specifications of Acura’s mid-engine sports hybrid supercar, and Acura announced key details of the all-new vehicle’s design and performance. The company will begin accepting custom orders for the new NSX starting in the summer, with customer deliveries expected later in the year.

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