Acura NSX Production Model to Debut at NAIAS 2015

2016 Acura NSX

Official release from Honda Media Newsroom:

Acura NSX Production Model to Make World Debut at 2015 North American International Auto Show

Dec 17, 2014 – TORRANCE, Calif.

The production version of the highly anticipated Acura NSX supercar, successor to the legendary original NSX, will make its world debut at the 2015 North American International Auto Show on Jan. 12, 2015. The model will reflect the production design and specifications of the mid-engine Acura supercar that is slated to launch in 2015. To celebrate the impending debut of NSX, Acura released a 30-second teaser video that gives an early glimpse of the production car and the sound of its three-motor, twin-turbocharged Sport Hybrid power unit. View the video on Acura’s YouTube channel at youtube.com/Acura.

“The next-generation NSX will deliver a ‘new sports experience’ true to its heritage and to the supercar concept that originally gave rise to the name NSX,” said Mike Accavitti, Acura division senior vice president and general manager. “The NSX will serve as the ultimate expression of Acura performance that is fueling a reenergized brand.”

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Acura TLX GT Program Expands For 2015

Acura TLX GT

Official release from Honda Media Newsroom:

Dec 11, 2014 – TORRANCE, Calif.

  • Second RealTime Racing Acura to be driven by Ryan Eversley
  • Touring Car winner moves up to Pirelli World Challenge
  • Joins Peter Cunningham in expanded Acura Motorsports effort

Acura Motorsports announced today that Ryan Eversley, a frequent Touring Car race winner and championship contender, will join RealTime Racing and veteran team owner/driver Peter Cunningham for an expanded two-car Acura TLX GT effort in the 2015 Pirelli World Challenge.

“To say I’m excited to be joining Acura Motorsports RealTime Racing and the TLX program is a massive understatement!” Eversley said. “It’s every driver’s dream to be associated with a manufacturer, and since I’ve worked alongside Honda Performance Development for the last five years, I feel like it’s a natural progression in our relationship. We have a huge undertaking ahead of us, but after testing a few weeks ago, I can’t think of a better team to handle the challenge. I’m extremely grateful to HPD for all they’ve done for me, and look forward to more success with them.”

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Acura USA November 2014 Sales Results

Acura Advance

Official release from Acura Media Newsroom:

American Honda Sets New November Sales Records; Core Vehicles Lead the Way

Dec 2, 2014 – TORRANCE, Calif.

  • Honda Division and Honda Trucks also set new November marks, up 4.9 and 18.3 percent, respectively
  • Honda CR-V smashes previous November best with a gain of 37.7 percent versus 2013
  • Honda Fit shatters November record, jumping 55.1 percent
  • TLX and ILX sedans push Acura Cars up 29.5 percent in November while driving an overall division increase

American Honda Motor Co., Inc. today reported a new November Honda and Acura vehicle sales record of 121,814 units, an increase of 4.6 percent versus November 2013. Overall AHM truck sales also set a November record, increasing 12.9 percent on sales of 60,384 vehicles. The Honda brand set a new November best, recording sales of 106,957 vehicles—an increase of 4.9 percent for the month. The Acura brand posted sales of 14,857 units in November, increasing 2.0 percent over the same period last year.

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Acura sedans pushed an overall brand increase in November, led by the new popular TLX and growing momentum from the ILX.  Acura trucks also fared well, maintaining strong market performance as MDX continues to lead the Acura division overall.

  • The Acura sedan lineup rose substantially in November, gaining 29.5 percent for the month on sales of 6,208 vehicles.
  • TLX was Acura’s second best-selling model again in November with over 4,200 units sold, even as tight supply of some models in the TLX lineup kept the new sedan from eclipsing its stellar October result.
  • ILX gained 4.4 percent for the month on sales of 1,652 units.

“The strength of Acura sedans is clearly on the rise since bringing the hot-selling TLX to market in late summer,” said Mike Accavitti, Acura division senior vice president and general manager. “And with demand outstripping supply, we see even more upside potential with TLX and the rest of our sedan lineup in the coming months.”

American Acura Vehicle Sales for November 2014
Month-to-Date Year-to-Date
November November DSR** November November DSR**
2014 2013 % Chg. 2014 2013 % Chg.
Acura Division Total 14,857 14,559 6.1% 150,034 149,685 0.6%
TL 78 1,466 -94.5% 10,540 22,523 -53.0%
TLX 4,233 0 0.0% 15,293 0 0.0%
TSX 20 1,071 -98.1 6,270 16,465 -61.8%
Memo: TSX Wagon 2 104 -98.0% 637 1,868 -65.8%
ILX 1,652 1,582 8.6% 16,124 18,857 -14.2%
Memo: ILX Hybrid 10 44 -76.4% 370 1,417 -73.8%
RLX 225 676 -65.4% 3,180 4,456 -28.4%
Memo: RLX Hybrid 37 0 0.0% 104 0 0.0%
MDX 5,210 6,091 -11.0% 58,842 46,502 27.0%
ZDX 3 10 -68.8% 76 347 -78.0%
RDX 3,436 3,663 -2.4% 39,709 40,535 -1.7%
Selling Days 25 26 281 282
* 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 Set to Launch More Powerful, Technologically Advanced and Luxuriously Equipped 2016 Acura ILX Sport Sedan

2016 Acura ILX

Official release from Acura Media Newsroom:

Nov 20, 2014 – LOS ANGELES, Calif.

  • Re-engineered ILX delivers exceptional performance with new standard 201-horsepower direct-injected engine and 8-speed dual-clutch transmission with torque converter
  • Available AcuraWatch™ suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies sets a new benchmark in the entry-luxury segment
  • New grades increase customer choice with premium features, style and technology; New A-SPEC variant adds package of sporty design elements inside and out

Acura took the wraps off its restyled, reengineered and reborn 2016 ILX sports sedan today, launching at Acura dealerships nationwide in early 2015. The 2016 Acura ILX delivers more strongly than ever before on its mission as the gateway to the Acura lineup with a major injection of Acura performance DNA, courtesy of its new 201-horsepower, directed-injected i-VTEC engine and 8-speed dual-clutch transmission for all models, the same advanced engine and transmission combination that powers the just-launched TLX.

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2016 Acura ILX – Los Angeles International Auto Show Remarks

2016 Acura ILX

Official release from Acura Media Newsroom:

Nov 20, 2014

Mike Accavitti, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Acura Division

Good morning and thanks for joining us.

It’s been an exciting show so far, and we’re thrilled to be with you today to showcase a thoroughly redesigned, refreshed and reborn Acura ILX sports sedan.

Acura is on the move, step by step, we’re executing on our vision for the Acura brand, adding more performance, more luxury prestige, and more dynamic proportion in design. And we’re gaining energy and strength with every new model launch.

It started two years ago on the SUV side of the lineup with the second-generation RDX, which has run its race at a torrid pace, turning in 25 consecutive months of sales records. It was followed to market by an all-new, third-generation MDX, which is not only the sales leader in its segment, it’s the best-selling 3-row luxury SUV of all time.

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2015 Acura MDX Named Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Luxury SUV Winner

2015 Acura MDX

Official release from Acura Media Newsroom:

2015 Acura MDX Named KBB.com Best Buy: Luxury SUV/Crossover

Nov 17, 2014 – TORRANCE, Calif.

The 2015 Acura MDX has been honored with the prestigious Best Buy Award in the Luxury SUV/Crossover category by the industry experts at Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com. One of twelve 2015 vehicles selected as the ‘cream of the crop’ in their respective categories, the 2015 Acura MDX earned Best Buy honors following expert evaluation and testing by KBB.com experts, along with analysis of a broad range of vehicle-related data, including cost of ownership information, consumer reviews and ratings, and vehicle sales/retail sales information.

“The Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Award is significant to the brand as it is combines both expert evaluations and comprehensive data, reaffirming the MDX as a clear sales leader in its segment and the best-selling 3-row luxury SUV of all time,” said Mike Accavitti, senior vice president and general manager, Acura division. “MDX is the benchmark in its class, consistently delivering the best combination of features, function and performance that luxury buyers are after.”

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2015 Acura TLX Earns 2014 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ Rating

2015 Acura TLX

Official release from Acura Media Newsroom:

2015 Acura TLX Earns 2014 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ Rating as Acura Leads All Luxury Brands with Most IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus-Rated Models

TLX equipped with AcuraWatch™ suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies for increased road sensing capabilities

11/04/2014 – TORRANCE, Calif.

The all-new 2015 Acura TLX, equipped with the latest generation of advanced Acura safety technologies, has received the highest possible rating of 2014 TOP SAFETY PICK+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The TLX joins the RLX flagship sedan and MDX sport-utility vehicle in earning top marks from the IIHS, making Acura the leader among all luxury brands with the most 2014 TOP SAFETY PICK+ rated models.

“Our goal in developing TLX was to contribute to Acura’s unmatched safety leadership in the luxury segment as part of an exceptional all-around luxury driving experience,” said Mat Hargett, chief engineer of the 2015 TLX. “The TLX utilizes a highly advanced body construction plus the latest in safety and driver-assistive technologies to provide occupant protection that is unmatched in the segment.”

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