2016 Acura RDX Brings the Heat in World Debut at 2015 Chicago Auto Show

Official release from Acura Media Newsroom:

Hot-selling Acura RDX luxury crossover boosts its considerable market strength with significant upgrades to performance, luxury, styling and safety features

Feb 12, 2015 – CHICAGO

Coming off its best-ever year, the newly refreshed and energized 2016 Acura RDX luxury sport-utility made its world debut at the Chicago Auto Show, sporting a host of significant upgrades to performance, luxury prestige and styling. Launching at Acura dealerships nationwide this Spring, the 2016 Acura RDX receives  Jewel Eye™ LED projector headlamps and LED taillights, a new, more powerful 3.5-liter i-VTEC® V-6 engine, an expanded list of AcuraWatch™ safety and driver-assistive technologies, and a host of new luxury features and technologies, including a new line-topping RDX with Advance Package.

The Acura RDX and MDX have formed a potent 1-2 punch in the luxury SUV game, posting record sales in 2014 well ahead of European rivals in their segments. With the 2016 MDX also getting significant new features and technologies, including a 9-speed automatic transmission, the new RDX and MDX stand as an even more formidable presence in the luxury SUV space.

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2016 Acura NSX Render Compilation Part 2

Several new renders based on the 2016 Acura NSX have appeared since our first render roundup. One in particular from Pratyush Rout/Chris Doane Automotive of a blue NSX Type-R is in the spotlight after its recent feature on both Car and Driver and AutoGuide.com. Some of my new favorites featured in the gallery above may not have gotten as much attention, but they’re still very impressive. Drop me a line if you have any info or links for the artists of these renders.

[Source: Autemo, Car and Driver]

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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NSX Prototype Spotted in Australia

An NSX Prototype was spotted a long way from home again, but this time it wasn’t track testing in Germany.

Last week the NSX was caught hot-weather testing in a town called Alice Springs in Northern Territory, Australia. Australian automotive website CarAdvice has collected several photos of the camouflaged vehicle seen around town, which probably wasn’t hard to miss especially with the bright yellow “left hand drive” sticker on the rear. Some have speculated Acura engineers were in Northern Territory to make use of a particular stretch of highway with an open speed limit just outside of Alice Springs.

See the full article and the rest of the photos at caradvice.com.au – Honda NSX spied testing in Australia.

[Source: CarAdvice]

Spied: 2016 Acura RDX

2016 Acura RDX Spy Shots

Here’s a sneak peek at the refreshed 2016 Acura RDX which is set to debut February 12th at both the Chicago Auto Show and the Canadian International Auto Show. Spy shots of the partially camouflaged RDX reveal front and rear exterior updates which are very similar to the 2016 Acura ILX.

See the full post at worldcarfans.com – Acura RDX facelift spied with minor changes ahead of this week’s reveal.

[Source: WorldCarFans]

Luis’ Fathom Blue Pearl 2015 Acura TLX

It’s probably safe to assume blue isn’t the most popular color choice for the TLX. In fact if you do an image search, you won’t find many “real world” photos of Fathom Blue Pearl TLXs. At least, not yet. I think after seeing these shots of Luis’ modded TLX in Fathom Blue Pearl, prospective TLX buyers might just have to rethink their color preference.

Luis’ 2.4L TLX Tech is accessorized with the OEM Aero Kit, Decklid Spoiler and fog lights, and rides on Vossen CVT wheels 20×9 in the front and 20×10 in the rear. Other mods include a D2 Racing RS Series suspension kit and K&N drop-in filter.

Luis tells me he’s got some new mods coming up, so if you want to follow his progress or if you’re looking for more photos, check out @civichbdx on Instagram.

[Source: Luis R. – @civichbdx]