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]

Snapshot: 2015 Acura ILX vs 2016 Acura ILX

2016 Acura ILX

Automobile Magazine Editor Joey Capparella tweeted this side-by-side comparison photo of a 2015 ILX and a 2016 ILX.

“The new headlights and grille really do improve the 2016 ILX’s front end compared to the old model #2016ILX #Acura

While the 2016 model does look like the fresher design, I still admire the older model for its simpler and refined styling. To me the changes are similar to how Acura updated the TSX from 2005 to the MMC 2006 MY. I still prefer the front of the 2005 TSX.

[Source: @AM_Capparella via Twitter]

Upgraded 2016 Acura MDX On Sale February 4

2016 Acura MDX

Official release from Acura Media Newsroom:

Best Selling Acura MDX Receives Powertrain Upgrades, AcuraWatch™ and Expanded Options for 2016, Enhancing Performance, Safety and Luxury

Feb 3, 2015 – TORRANCE, Calif.

The significantly upgraded 2016 Acura MDX, America’s best-selling three-row luxury SUV, launches next month with multiple new features and technologies, a more advanced powertrain and an expanded model range. The enhanced 2016 MDX provides even more advanced technology and exhilarating performance to complement the luxury, comfort and quietness inherent to Acura’s premium seven-passenger SUV. The 2016 Acura MDX launches at Acura dealerships nationwide on Feb. 4, with the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) starting at $42,8651.

All 2016 MDX models will come equipped with an advanced new 9-speed automatic transmission, a push-button electronic gear selector that frees up room above the center console, and a new Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system with a twin-clutch design that delivers enhanced torque transfer and handling capabilities. The 2016 MDX and MDX with Technology Package models can now be equipped with the AcuraWatch™ suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies, which includes the first application of Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) and Rear Cross Traffic Monitor to the MDX model line. The MDX with Advance Package comes standard with AcuraWatch™.

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Acura USA January 2015 Sales Report

Acura Advance

Official release from Acura Media Newsroom:

American Honda Kicks Off 2015 with Record January Sales

Feb 3, 2015 – TORRANCE, Calif.

  • American Honda and the Honda Division set new January records as Fit, CR-V and Pilot top prior monthly records with double digit percentage gains over January 2014
  • Both the Honda and Acura Brands set new light truck sales records for January
  • Acura posts best January since 2007 as MDX and RDX set new monthly records

American Honda Motor Co., Inc. today reported a new January record on Honda and Acura vehicle sales of 102,184 units, an increase of 11.5 percent versus January 2014. Overall AHM light trucks led sales gains for both brands and set a January record, increasing 25.2 percent on sales of 52,169 vehicles. The Honda brand set a January record, up 11.6 percent for the month while recording sales of 90,202 vehicles. The Acura brand posted sales of 11,982 units in January, increasing 10.7 percent over the same period last year.

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The Acura Division posted its best January sales result since 2007 on the strength of record sales of the MDX and RDX and another strong showing from the all-new TLX performance luxury sedan.

  • MDX set its second consecutive January sales record on sales of 4,381 vehicles, up 3.3 percent. It was the brand’s best-selling vehicle in January.
  • RDX set its third consecutive January sales record, up 28.8 percent with sales of 3,517 vehicles for the month.
  • The all-new TLX sold 2,892 vehicles in its first January, easily besting the combined sales of its two predecessors in January 2014 by 27.9 percent. (Acura TL and TSX combined to sell 2,261 vehicles in January 2014.)

“With a major mid-cycle refresh for the ILX gateway model on the way, it’s great to begin the year with such strong sales,” said Mike Accavitti, Acura division senior vice president and general manager. “MDX and RDX are packing a stronger 1-2 punch than ever to create new energy and momentum for the Acura brand that we look forward to carrying through 2015.”

American Acura Vehicle Sales for January 2015
Month-to-Date Year-to-Date
January January DSR** January January DSR**
2015 2014 % Chg. 2015 2014 % Chg.
Acura Division Total 11,982 10,823 6.5% 11,982 10,823 6.5%
ILX 992 1,157 -17.6% 992 1,157 -17.6%
RLX/RL 176 420 -59.7% 176 420 -59.7%
TL 18 1,368 -98.7% 18 1,368 -98.7%
TLX 2,892 0 0.0% 2,892 0 0.0%
TSX 6 893 -99.4% 6 893 -99.4%
MDX 4,381 4,241 -0.7% 4,381 4,241 -0.7%
RDX 3,517 2,730 23.9% 3,517 2,730 23.9%
ZDX 0 14 -100.0 0 14 -100.0
*** ILX Hybrid 3 27 -89.3% 3 27 -89.3%
*** RLX Hybrid 14 0 0.0% 14 0 0.0%
*** TSX Wagon 0 97 -100.0% 0 97 -100.0%
Selling Days 26 25 26 25
* Honda and Acura vehicles are made of domestic & global sourced parts** Daily Selling Rate

*** Memo line items are included in the respective model total

[Source: Acura]

2016 Acura NSX Makes Front Cover of Motor Trend and Automobile Magazine

2016 Acura NSX - Automobile Magazine

Hot off its world debut at the North American International Auto Show, the new Acura NSX is your cover model for the March editions of Motor Trend and Automobile Magazine.

While both issues are now available in hard copy and as a digital download, Motor Trend’s feature on the NSX can be viewed online at motortrend.com – New Sports Experience: The Second Coming of Acura’s Halo Supercar.

[Source: Automobile MagazineMotor Trend]

Acura Celebrates 20 Years of Manufacturing in America

2016 Acura ILX at Marysville, Ohio Auto Plant

Official release from Acura Media Newsroom:

New 2016 Acura ILX Begins Production as Brand Marks 20th Anniversary Of Manufacturing in America

Jan 27, 2015 – MARYSVILLE, Ohio

  • Acura marks major milestone with U.S. sales of two-million North American-made Acura vehicles
  • ILX production begins today at Marysville, Ohio Auto Plant

The Acura brand today celebrated sales in the U.S. of the 2 millionth North American-made Acura vehicle, 20 years after Acura production began in the U.S., as the first new 2016 Acura ILX sports sedan rolled off the assembly line at the Marysville Auto Plant in Ohio. The redesigned and reengineered 2016 ILX delivers more performance, more advanced technology and more luxury refinement than ever before.

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