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Acura NSX Production Model to Debut at NAIAS 2015

Posted by   on December 17th, 2014 No comments

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

Posted by   on December 11th, 2014 No comments

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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Snapshot: #27 Acura ILX at the 2014 25 Hours of Thunderhill

Posted by   on December 9th, 2014 No comments

#27 Acura ILX at the 2014 25 Hours of Thunderhill

A glorious shot of the Team Honda Research-West #27 Acura ILX at the 2014 25 Hours of Thunderhill. Click here for 800×533-pixel version and visit Motorsport.com for more photos from the race.

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Gallery: Acura TLX on ADV.1 ADV5.0 M.V2 SL Wheels

Posted by   on December 8th, 2014 No comments

Galpin Auto Sports Acura TLX on ADV.1 Wheels

ADV.1 Wheels brings us some new photos of the Galpin Auto Sports Acura TLX that debuted at the 2014 SEMA Show. The custom TLX sits on ADV5.0 M.V2 SL Series wheels finished in Liquid Smoke, 19×9 front and rear. The images do a great job highlighting Acura’s new signature brand color called Andaro Blue.

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Snapshots: Acura ILX at the 2014 25 Hours of Thunderhill

Posted by   on December 6th, 2014 No comments

2016 Acura ILX Endurance Racer

Team Honda Research-West (THR-W) returns to the 25 Hours of Thunderhill with two updated Acura ILX Endurance Racers. We don’t know much about this year’s cars, but it’s clear they are now sporting the exterior features of the 2016 MY Acura ILX.

The race is now underway at Thunderhill Raceway Park in California, and is set to end on Sunday at 12 pm.

UPDATE: #25 Acura ILX has finished 8th overall and 4th in the ES class with 604 laps. #27 Acura ILX completed 546 laps finishing 7th in the ES class.

[Source: Team Honda Research West Race Team via Facebook]

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Video: Acura Product Placement with Jerry Seinfeld

Posted by   on December 5th, 2014 No comments

Jerry Seinfeld - Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

How Jerry Seinfeld does Acura product placement from the latest episode of Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee. Watch the clip below and check out the full episode with guest Fred Armisen at comediansincarsgettingcoffee.com.

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Acura USA November 2014 Sales Results

Posted by   on December 2nd, 2014 No comments

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

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Gallery: Acura Russia’s 2015 TLX

Posted by   on December 1st, 2014 No comments

2015 Acura TLX - Acura Russia

Here are some nice shots of the 2015 Acura TLX from Acura Russia‘s website. A few notable changes from the North American TLX include clear headlight corners, a different tail light pattern and different wheels.

[Source: Acura Russia]

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