Video: Acura “Oh What Fun It Is To Drive” Holiday Commercials

The “Oh What Fun It Is To Drive” themed commercials are back this holiday season to promote special offers on the 2016 ILX, 2016 RDX, 2016 MDX and 2015 TLX. Visit acura.com to explore current offers.

Last season’s theme song, “I Wish It Was Christmas Today” performed by Julian Casablancas is once again featured in both ads. See the two 30-second spots below:

[Source: Acura via YouTube]

2017 Acura NSX to Make So Cal Debut at 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show

Official release from Acura Media Newsroom:

Nov 16, 2015

The production version of the ground-breaking next-generation Acura NSX supercar will make its Southern California debut this Wednesday, November 18 at the Los Angeles Auto Show. With its aerodynamically-innovative exterior design completed at the Torrance-based Acura Design Studio, the 2017 NSX brings world’s-first technologies and ultra-advanced engineering to this hotbed of performance car culture as Acura makes final preparations for NSX production next spring.

When it hits the market, the NSX will bring a radically new driving experience to the supercar segment, achieved through the application of new cutting-edge Acura technologies, inspired design and engineering passion.

As it takes center stage here in America’s largest supercar market, the new NSX will also be sporting a never-before displayed color (during media days). And, it will be surrounded by a cast of highly-capable stable mates on the show floor, including the Acura TLX luxury sport sedan and its road-racing alter-ego—the  TLX GT, plus the ILX sport sedan, RLX and RLX Sport Hybrid flagship luxury sedans. Acura’s class leading RDX and MDX luxury SUVs will complete the family circle at the show.

[Source: Acura]

Acura TLX, RDX and MDX Earn 2016 Consumer Guide Automotive Best Buy Awards

Official release from Acura Media Newsroom:

Acura TLX, RDX and MDX Take Home 2016 Consumer Guide® Automotive Best Buy Awards

Nov 11, 2015 – TORRANCE, Calif.

Three Acura luxury performance vehicles have earned 2016 Consumer Guide® Automotive Best Buy Awards : the 2016 TLX received the Premium Midsize Car distinction, the 2016 RDX was named the Premium Compact Crossover/SUV and the 2016 MDX was lauded the Premium Midsize Crossover/SUV award.

“Earning Consumer Guide Automotive awards for our TLX midsize luxury sedan and class-leading RDX and MDX luxury SUVs demonstrates the growing strength and balance of the Acura lineup,” said Jon Ikeda, vice president and general manager, Acura division. “We’ll continue to build on this strong foundation in the future with vehicles that deliver on core Acura brand values of precision-crafted performance.”

The three Acura models were selected by the Consumer Guide Automotive editorial team based on performance, features, accommodations, fuel economy, resale value and price within their respective classes.

Introduced as an all new model in August 2014, the TLX is one of the brand’s best-selling vehicles, with nearly 6,000 units sold in October 2015, and has earned the Best Buy award for the second consecutive year. Three TLX distinct variants appeal to a broad cross-section of luxury sports-sedan customers, with a wide range of powertrain and drivetrain options, and carry a long list of standard luxury comfort, convenience and safety features for a luxurious driving experience.

The RDX has been named the Best Buy in its class for the fourth consecutive year. The 2016 RDX offers more performance, luxury appointments and advanced safety technology than ever, including a new, more powerful 3.5-liter i-VTEC®  V-6 engine, standard Jewel Eye™ LED projector headlights  and LED taillights and an expanded list of available AcuraWatch™ safety and driver-assistive technologies.

The MDX has earned the Best Buy distinction in the Premium Midsize Crossover/SUV category six times since 2009. For 2016, the Acura MDX offers more performance, safety and luxury including a revised Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system with a twin-clutch design, a new 9-speed automatic transmission, a robust offering of AcuraWatch™ driver-assistive and safety features – now available on all trims – and added luxury appointments such as a bi-directional remote engine starter, Lane Keep Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control.

The 2016 Acura TLX, RDX and MDX and complete list of the Best Buy winners can be found at http://consumerguide.com/best-buys/ and in the Consumer Guide Automotive Best Buys 2016 magazine out Dec. 1.

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[Source: Acura]

Snapshot: Galpin Auto Sports Acura TLX and Acura ILX

Automotive Designer Doug Breuninger gives us a side-by-side snapshot of the Galpin Auto Sports and Acura collaborations from the last two SEMA Shows:

“@galpinautosports x @acura collaboration: SEMA 2014 Acura TLX | SEMA 2015 Acura ILX… 2 of my top 10 favorite cars to date that i have been able to contribute my design sensibility to.”

[Source: Doug Breuninger via Instagram]

Video: 2017 Honda NSX Suzuka Circuit Footage

Watch the 2017 NSX take on Japan’s iconic Suzuka Circuit in this two-minute video. The video appears to be produced by Honda and was used in their press conference at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, however this particular YouTube file was found on a Taiwanese channel Carnews and incorrectly labels it a 2015 Honda NSX.

Check out the video below available in high quality HD 720p.

[Source: Carnews via YouTube]

Rendered: Darth Maul’s 2017 Honda NSX

What earthly cars would Star Wars characters choose?

UK automotive website carwow answers that question with 8 cleverly modded car renders, each based on its owner’s unique characteristics.

As it turns out, the new 2017 Acura/Honda NSX is fitting for the Sith Lord Darth Maul:

“We’ve been waiting for the new hybrid Honda NSX for as long as we have a new Star Wars film, but luckily our favourite double-ended lightsaberist has convinced Honda to make sure he gets one of the first cars off the production line. Complete with horned exterior and enough aerodynamic bolt-ons to completely destabilise any car stupid enough to give chase, Darth Maul’s NSX is a wicked work of sinister beauty.” – Tim Rodie, carwow

Check out the rest of the renderings at carwow.co.uk – The modded cars Star Wars characters would totally drive.

[Source: carwow]