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2015 TLX Prototype – Acura’s “Red Carpet Athlete”

Posted by   on January 14th, 2014 No comments

The 2015 Acura TLX Prototype

Official release from Acura Media Newsroom:

2015 TLX Prototype – Acura’s “Red Carpet Athlete” – Unveiled at 2014 North American International Auto Show

Acura TLX Prototype Sets Design Direction for all-new Acura TLX launching mid-year; 2015 Acura TLX will deliver sports-sedan performance and agility in a more refined, sophisticated and technologically-enhanced package

01/14/2014 – DETROIT, MI

Acura today unveiled the 2015 Acura TLX Prototype showcasing the design and performance direction for the all-new 2015 TLX performance-luxury sedan launching mid-year at Acura dealerships nationwide. The TLX was developed around the theme“Red Carpet Athlete” to deliver a compelling blend of luxury refinement and sports-sedan athleticism, with exhilarating performance enhanced by next-generation Acura powertrain and dynamic handling technologies. The TLX will join the ILX compact luxury sedan and the RLX luxury performance sedan as the third vehicle in Acura’s sedan lineup.

“The Acura TLX Prototype is a precursor of some amazing things we have in store for our Acura sedan customers,” said Mike Accavitti, senior vice president, American Honda Motor, Co., Inc. “As you would expect from an Acura, this completely new model will offer innovative technologies that break down the barriers between the driver and the machine to deliver a more intuitive, connected and personal driving experience.”

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Acura TLX GT Race Car Unveiled At NAIAS 2014

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The 2015 Acura TLX GT Race Car

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Acura TLX GT Race Car Unveiled At North American International Auto Show

01/14/2014 – DETROIT

Acura Motorsports today pulled the wraps off the new 2015 Acura TLX GT Race Car at the North American International Auto Show, announcing plans to move up to the GT category of the growing and highly competitive Pirelli World Challenge Championship.

To be campaigned by long time Acura Motorsports partner RealTime Racing, the new TLX GT will move Acura into the top category of the Pirelli World Challenge, facing competition that includes the Audi R8 LMS, Cadillac CTS-V, Chevrolet Corvette, Dodge Viper, Lamborghini Gallardo, Mercedes SLS, Nissan GTR, Porsche 911 and Ferrari 458.

“The 2015 Acura TLX is a true luxury sport sedan, so it is fitting that the car be raced against several of its natural luxury competitors in the Pirelli World Challenge,” said Art St. Cyr, President of Honda Performance Development and Vice President-Product Planning and Logistics, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “Acura and Peter Cunningham’s RealTime Racing organization have a long history of success together, and we look forward to adding to that tradition with the Acura TLX GT race car in 2014.”

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Watch the Auto Show Reveal of the 2015 Acura TLX Prototype

Posted by   on January 13th, 2014 No comments

2015 Acura TLX

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Acura YouTube channel to stream press conference live on Jan. 14

01/13/2014

The world is invited to watch live via the Acura YouTube channel as the 2015 Acura TLX Prototype is unveiled at the 2014 North American International Auto Show during a press conference scheduled for 11:05 a.m. EST on Jan. 14, 2014.

The 2015 TLX Prototype, described in a news release on Dec. 19, will feature more emotional styling with tidier, sports sedan proportions wrapped around two all-new advanced powertrains that provide even more athletic performance, along with a host of signature Acura technologies.  TLX will offer two all-new, high-performance and highly fuel-efficient direct-injected engines, each mated to an all-new advanced transmission, along with available two-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive configurations.

For high-resolution photography and media information on the current Acura lineup, please visit www.acuranews.com. After the press conference, more detailed information, images and video of the 2015 TLX Prototype will also be available for download from the site.

Customers interested in learning more about Acura models are encouraged to visit http://www.acura.com, where they can see the full line of Acura models.

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Video: Acura TLX Prototype Teaser

Posted by   on January 12th, 2014 No comments

Acura TLX

With less than two days left until the unveiling in Detroit, Acura has released a 16-second teaser for the TLX Prototype. Watch the clip embedded below or visit Acura’s Facebook page by clicking here.

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Acura USA December 2013 Sales Results

Posted by   on January 3rd, 2014 No comments

Acura Advance

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Honda Sets All-Time December Sales Record to Earn 2nd Best Annual Sales Total for American Honda; Acura Light Trucks Post Best Year in Brand History

01/03/2014

  • CR-V annual sales top 300,000 for first time, joining Accord and Civic
  • Accord posts best annual sales since 2008 with double-digit gain plus strong December
  • RDX posts 20th straight monthly increase, smashes previous mark with sales up 51.6 percent for the year
  • MDX has best sales month in model history

American Honda Motor Co., Inc. today reported total 2013 vehicle sales of 1,525,312 units, an increase of 7.2 percent for the year and the second-best result in company history. A total of 135,255 Honda and Acura vehicles were sold in December, eclipsing last December’s strong sales by 1.9 percent (5.9 percent based on the Daily Selling Rate, or DSR*). Honda Division annual sales reached 1,359,876 units in 2013, a year-over-year increase of 7.4 percent and the second best all-time sales total for the Honda brand. The Acura Division posted year-to-date sales of 165,436, a 5.9-percent gain and the best result since 2007.

Honda Division sold 119,504 vehicles in December, a 2.4-percent increase from the previous December. Acura Division posted December sales of 15,751.

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Acura light trucks continued to break sales records in 2013 with RDX smashing previous bests and the all-new MDX completing a strong fourth quarter with its best-ever month to push Acura trucks to their best sales year ever.

  • RDX recorded monthly bests for 20 straight months, completing its record run in 2013 with a total sales increase of 51.6 percent for the year.
  • MDX sales continued to rise sharply, delivering a 29.0-percent increase in December for its best month in history on strong customer demand and improving vehicle inventories. Full-year sales were up 4.3 percent to 53,040.
  • RLX brought solid growth to the luxury sedan segment for Acura in an abbreviated model year, posting sales of 5,053 since going on sale last Spring.

“Customers are finding the combination of luxury, comfort, performance and utility in the RDX and MDX to be pretty irresistible,” said Jeff Conrad, vice president and general manager of Acura Sales. “With the strongest light truck lineup in our history, we’re now turning our focus on our sedan lineup with the all-new TLX to deliver further growth for Acura in 2014.”

*The daily selling rate (DSR) is calculated with 25 days for December 2013 and 26 days for December 2012. Year-to-date, the DSR is calculated with 307 days for 2013 and 307 days for 2012. All other percentages in release are unadjusted; see table for adjusted DSR figures.

American Acura Vehicle Sales For December 2013
Month-to-Date Year-to-Date
December December DSR** December December DSR**
2013 2012 % Chg. 2013 2012 % Chg.
Acura Division Total 15,751 16,034 2.2% 165,436 156,216 5.9%
TL 1,795 2,246 -16.9% 24,318 33,572 -27.6%
TSX 1,019 2,142 -50.5% 17,484 28,865 -39.4%
Memo: TSX Wagon 108 414 -72.9% 1,976 4,234 -53.3%
ILX 1,573 2,485 -34.2% 20,430 12,251 66.8%
Memo: ILX Hybrid 44 119 -61.5% 1,461 972 50.3%
RLX / RL 597 0 0.0% 5,053 379 1233.0%
MDX 6,538 5,069 34.1% 53,040 50,854 4.3%
ZDX 14 50 -70.9% 361 775 -53.4%
RDX 4,215 4,024 8.9% 44,750 29,520 51.6%
Selling Days 25 26 307 307
* Honda and Acura vehicles are made of domestic & global sourced parts. ** Daily Selling Rate

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Acura’s Top 5 Favorite Moments of 2013

Posted by   on January 1st, 2014 No comments

2014 Acura RLX

2013 brought us more of the NSX Concept, a new MDX, and the debut of the most advanced Acura sedan to date. Find out what Acura chose as their top 5 Moments of 2013 in the gallery above.

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Acura MDX Wins 2014 AutoGuide.com Utility Vehicle of the Year Award

Posted by   on December 20th, 2013 No comments
2014 Acura MDX

2014 Acura MDX

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Luxury, performance and efficiency set MDX apart from the competition

12/20/2013 – TORRANCE, Calif.

The 2014 Acura MDX luxury sport utility vehicle received the 2014 AutoGuide.com Utility Vehicle of the Year Award. The all-new 2014 MDX offers even higher levels of luxury comfort and quietness, together with exhilarating dynamic performance, class-leading fuel-economy ratings, and advanced safety features, and an even more luxurious, technology-packed and versatile passenger cabin.  The 2014 MDX, utilizing Acura’s next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure and exclusive hot-stamped one-piece steel door ring, has also earned the highest available collision safety rating of TOP SAFETY PICK+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

“It’s never an easy decision to give an award to a luxury car because they obviously come with top quality finishings and plenty of high-tech features, but what impressed us about the MDX is just what you get for your money,” said AutoGuide Editorial Director Colum Wood.

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2015 Acura TLX Prototype to Debut at NAIAS 2014

Posted by   on December 19th, 2013 No comments

2015 Acura TLX

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12/19/2013 – TORRANCE, CA.

  • Newly-named TLX will feature more dynamic and sporty proportions, two new advanced powertrains and a host of signature Acura technologies
  • TSX to be discontinued as Acura creates clear hierarchy for luxury sedan lineup

Acura today announced that the 2015 Acura TLX Prototype performance luxury sedan will debut at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January. The TLX will mark the debut of a new name for Acura’s mid-size modern luxury sedan entry, replacing the outgoing TL model. The all-new model will feature more emotional styling with tidier, sports sedan proportions wrapped around two all-new advanced powertrains that provide even more athletic performance, along with a host of signature Acura technologies.  The 2015 TLX Prototype is designed to appeal to current and next-generation luxury sports sedan buyers including existing TL and TSX customers.

In conjunction with the launch of the production TLX in the second half of next year, Acura will discontinue sales of the TSX model in 2014, as it moves to clarify its sedan lineup with a clear hierarchy of three distinct models – the entry luxury ILX, mid-size TLX sports sedan, and flagship RLX performance sedan.

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