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Acura USA November 2013 Sales Results

Posted by   on December 3rd, 2013 No comments

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Official release from acuranews.com:

American Honda Posts Second-Best November Sales on Record; Acura Posts nearly 19-Percent Increase on Record Light-Truck Sales

12/03/2013 – TORRANCE, Calif.

• CR-V sets second consecutive monthly record
• Acura RDX sets 19th consecutive monthly record
• Acura light trucks post record November sales on strength of all-new MDX and RDX

American Honda Motor Co., Inc. today reported November 2013 U.S. total sales of 116,507 units, a decrease of 0.1 percent compared with record November 2012 sales (down 3.9 percent based on the Daily Selling Rate, or DSR*). Year-to-date sales reached 1,390,057, an increase of 7.8 percent. Honda Division November sales reached 101,948, a decrease of 2.3 percent when compared to record division sales last November. Acura Division posted sales of 14,559, an increase of 18.9 percent compared to November 2012.

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• Acura posted November sales of 14,559, an increase of 18.9 percent compared to last November, with Acura light trucks topping a record set in November of 2006
• MDX was the brand’s best-selling vehicle in November with 6,091 units, up 80.8 percent compared to last November
• RDX set its 19th consecutive monthly record with sales of  3,663, up 20.7 percent compared to last year

“It’s gratifying that the new MDX has sparked such a strong customer response so shortly after we hit a home run with RDX,” said Jeff Conrad, vice president and general manager of Acura sales. “It’s clear we’ve found the sweet spot of the luxury SUV market.”

*The daily selling rate (DSR) is calculated with 26 days for November 2013 and 25 days for November 2012. Year-to-date, the DSR is calculated with 282 days for 2013 and 281 days for 2012. All other percentages in release are unadjusted; see table for adjusted DSR figures.

American Acura Vehicle Sales For November 2013
Month-to-Date Year-to-Date
November November DSR** November November DSR**
2013 2012 % Chg. 2013 2012 % Chg.
Acura Division Total 14,559 12,246 14.3% 149,685 140,182 6.4%
TL 1,466 1,918 -26.5% 22,523 31,326 -28.4%
TSX 1,071 1,768 -41.8% 16,465 26,723 -38.6%
Memo: TSX Wagon 104 384 -74.0% 1,868 3,820 -51.3%
ILX 1,582 2,108 -27.8% 18,857 9,766 92.4%
Memo: ILX Hybrid 44 174 -75.7% 1,417 853 65.5%
RLX / RL 676 11 5809.1% 4,456 361 1130.0%
MDX 6,091 3,368 73.9% 46,502 45,785 1.2%
ZDX 10 37 -74.0% 347 725 -52.3%
RDX 3,663 3,036 16.0% 40,535 25,496 58.4%
Selling Days 26 25 282 281
* Honda and Acura vehicles are made of domestic & global sourced parts. ** Daily Selling Rate

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2015 Acura NSX Gets Twin-Turbo Longitudinal Engine

Posted by   on November 19th, 2013 No comments

2015 Acura NSX Drivetrain - Courtesy Motor Trend

From a Honda event in Japan a few days ahead of the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, Acura has revealed significant details about the upcoming NSX.

Unveiling a new 90-degree V-6 engine, Acura has confirmed it will be twin-turbocharged, which combined with the three electric motors should boost numbers to well over 500 horsepower. Sources have speculated the V-6 will have a displacement of 3.5 or 3.7-liters.

The other big news item is that Acura has made the switch to a longitudinal engine layout, which deviates from their original transverse layout design also used in the first-generation NSX. Even with the change, Acura maintains it is still on track for a 2015 launch date.

Get the full story at motortrend.com - Acura NSX Deep Dive: Supercar Gets Big Drivetrain Changes

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2014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD Showcased at LA Auto Show

Posted by   on November 18th, 2013 No comments

2014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD

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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Acura RDX Receives 2014 ALG Residual Value Award

Posted by   on November 18th, 2013 No comments
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2014 Acura RDX – 2014 ALG Residual Value Award

Official release from acuranews.com:

11/18/2013 – TORRANCE, Calif.

  • Acura RDX earns residual value award for Premium Compact Utility Vehicle
  • Acura Brand continues outstanding performance in annual ALG residual value study

The Acura RDX luxury crossover SUV has earned a 2014 ALG Residual Value Award by delivering the highest projected three-year resale value of any vehicle in the Premium Compact Utility Vehicle category.  According to ALG, the honor also recognizes the exceptional vehicle quality, strong brand desirability and long-tem reliability of the RDX.  Since 2000, Acura has earned seven model awards and three overall luxury brand awards from ALG.

As the leading provider of residual value information to the automotive industry, ALG’s annual Residual Value Awards honor the vehicles in each industry segment that ALG predicts will retain the highest percentage of their original price after a three-year period.

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Acura to Debut Custom Performance Sedans at SEMA

Posted by   on November 5th, 2013 No comments

2014 Acura RLX VIP Sedan

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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Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD On Display at LA Auto Show

Posted by   on November 1st, 2013 No comments

2014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD

Official release from acuranews.com:

11/01/2013 – TORRANCE, Calif.

RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD is the most powerful and technologically advanced Acura sedan ever made, producing 377 horsepower; delivering V-8 power and 4-cylinder fuel economy

The Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD, the flagship of the Acura luxury-performance sedan lineup, will be on display at the Los Angeles International Auto Show on November 20, 2013.

Acura’s first luxury sedan to use hybrid powertrain technology and electric-powered all-wheel-drive, the RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD delivers V8-like performance with 4-cylinder fuel economy, along with the outstanding handling and all-weather performance capabilities of Acura’s torque-vectoring Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system.

The RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD is the most powerful and technologically advanced Acura sedan ever made, and combines a 3.5-liter SOHC direct-injected i-VTEC V-6 engine with a 7-speed dual clutch  transmission and three high-output electric motors to produce a combined 377 horsepower and an EPA-rated 30 miles per gallon combined city-highway fuel economy.1

The RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD will join the 310-horsepower RLX with Precision All-Wheel Steer (P-AWS) in the Acura model line in 2014. The RLX P-AWS model made its world debut at the Los Angeles International Auto Show in 2012 and went on sale earlier this year.

Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD

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Acura USA October 2013 Sales Results

Posted by   on November 1st, 2013 No comments

Acura Advance

Official release from acuranews.com:

Honda October Sales Rise on Record CR-V and Strong Civic Sales; Acura Posts over 17-Percent Increase on Record Sales of Truck of the Year Candidate MDX

11/01/2013 – TORRANCE, Calif.

• CR-V boasts record October sales
• Civic sales up 32.1 percent over October 2012
• Acura light trucks post record October sales on strength of all-new MDX and RDX

American Honda Motor Co., Inc. today reported October 2013 U.S. total sales of 114,538 units, an increase of 7.1 percent compared with October 2012 (up 3.1 percent based on the Daily Selling Rate, or DSR*). Year-to-date sales reached 1,273,550, an increase of 8.5 percent. Honda Division October sales reached 100,242, an increase of 5.7 percent compared to last October. Acura Division posted sales of 14,296, an increase of 17.5 percent compared to October 2012.

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• Acura posted October sales of 14,296, an increase of 17.5 percent compared to last October with Acura light trucks recording their best October since 2007
• MDX sales set an October monthly record with 5,608 units, up 48.7 percent compared to last October
• RDX also set an October record with sales of  3,333, up 25.3 percent compared to last year
• RLX posted its best sales month since its release in March

“The poise and power of Acura’s line of light trucks continues to win over an ever-increasing number of discerning SUV customers,” said Jeff Conrad, vice president and general manager of Acura sales. “With MDX recording its best October since 2004 and RDX continuing to set sales records month over month, Acura has the strongest one two punch in the industry.”

*The daily selling rate (DSR) is calculated with 27 days for October 2013 and 26 days for October 2012. Year-to-date, the DSR is calculated with 256 days for 2013 and 255 days for 2012. All other percentages in release are unadjusted; see table for adjusted DSR figures.

American Acura Vehicle Sales For October 2013
Month-to-Date Year-to-Date
October October DSR** October October DSR**
2013 2012 % Chg. 2013 2012 % Chg.
Acura Division Total 14,296 12,163 13.2% 135,126 127,936 5.6%
TL 1,295 2,560 -51.3% 21,057 29,408 -28.4%
TSX 1,211 1,577 -26.1% 15,394 24,955 -38.3%
Memo: TSX Wagon 132 392 -67.6% 1,764 3,436 -48.7%
ILX 2,005 1,529 26.3% 17,275 7,658 125.6%
Memo: ILX Hybrid 137 144 -8.4% 1,373 679 102.2%
RLX / RL 830 21 3706.0% 3,780 350 980.0%
MDX 5,608 3,771 43.2% 40,411 42,417 -4.7%
ZDX 14 46 -70.7% 337 688 -51.0%
RDX 3,333 2,659 20.7% 36,872 22,460 64.2%
Selling Days 27 26 256 256
* Honda and Acura vehicles are made of domestic & global sourced parts. ** Daily Selling Rate

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2014 Acura MDX and RDX Achieve Top NHTSA Crash Scores

Posted by   on October 30th, 2013 2 comments
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2014 Acura MDX

Official release from acuranews.com:

2014 Acura MDX and RDX Achieve Top NHTSA Crash Scores Advancing Acura’s Continued Safety Leadership

10/30/2013 – TORRANCE, Calif.

The all-new 2014 Acura MDX luxury sport utility vehicle and 2014 RDX luxury crossover SUV recently received the top 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score in the NHTSA’s New Car Assessment Program (NCAP).  Both Acuras received 5-Star scores, across the board, for each of the frontal and side impact crash tests and scored 4-Stars for rollover resistance.

MDX and RDX engineers also targeted top-level safety ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and anticipate the highest rating of GOOD in the Institute’s new stringent small overlap front crash test.  A TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating is expected for MDX and a TOP SAFETY PICK rating is expected for RDX.

Acura MDX offers a rich array of safety and driver assistive technologies including the next generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure, Collision Mitigation Braking System, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning and Lane Keeping Assist System.

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