Posted by on June 16th, 2013
Real wood trim will be available in the 2014 Acura MDX, but only in the Canadian Elite
package. The genuine “Olive Ash” trim is less glossy, and has a textured matte look and feel to it. Above are a few quick camera phone shots from yesterday’s track event.
Filed under: MDX Tags: 2014 Acura MDX
Posted by on June 11th, 2013
2013 Acura MDX
For the second consecutive year, Edmunds.com has recognized Acura as the top luxury brand in its Best Retained Value® Awards.
“Jeep and Acura took home the top prizes in Edmunds.com’s third annual Best Retained Value® Awards, which recognize the brands and new car models that have the highest projected residual values after five years based on their average True Market Value® (TMV®) price when sold new. Jeep won in the non-luxury division with a projected 50.6 percent residual value after five years, and Acura won the luxury crown with a projected five-year residual value of 45.1 percent.”
The Acura MDX received an Honorable Mention in the SUV Over $45,000 category.
Visit Edmunds.com for more information or click here for the press release.
Filed under: Acura News, MDX Tags: Acura Awards, Acura Rankings, Acura Resale Value, Edmunds.com
Posted by on June 7th, 2013
Official release from acuranews.com
Slotted between the TL, and TL with Technology Package, the TL Special Edition offers popular added features at a tremendous value
06/07/2013 – TORRANCE, Calif.
The new 2013 Acura TL Special Edition is now on sale with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $37,405. Joining the TL line as a mid-2013 model, the TL Special Edition offers a step up from the standard TL, with the addition of highly desirable feature upgrades, creating an incredible value in the luxury four-door sedan segment.
The front-wheel-drive TL Special Edition features distinctive 10-spoke, 18-inch alloy wheels, a color-matched deck lid spoiler and trunk-mounted Special Edition badging. Standard keyless access with pushbutton start adds convenience and ease of use. The TL Special Edition is available in four exterior colors: Bellanova White Pearl, Crystal Black Pearl, Graphite Luster Metallic and Silver Moon Metallic. All exterior colors are matched with a leather-appointed Ebony interior with contrast stitching.
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Filed under: Acura News, Acura Official Releases, TL Tags: 2013 Acura TL
Posted by on June 5th, 2013
A recent shoot from Vossen Wheels
puts a 4G Acura TL in front of a gorgeous view of Manhattan’s city skyline lit up at night. The featured Crystal Black Pearl TL sits on Vossen’s Silver Polished VVS-CV4 Wheels
– F: 20×10.5 / R: 20×10.5.
Enjoy the images in the gallery above or visit vossenwheels.com for super high-res images.
[Source: Vossen Wheels, Ronaldo Stewart Automotive Photography]
Filed under: Acura Galleries, TL Tags: 2009 Acura TL, Vossen Wheels
Posted by on June 3rd, 2013
Official release from acuranews.com:
Award-Winning Accord and Record-Setting Light Truck Sales Fuel Hot Honda May; Acura RDX Sets All-Time Monthly Sales Record
Honda Division sales up 5.2 percent
06/03/2013 – TORRANCE, Calif.
American Honda Motor Co., Inc. today reported May 2013 U.S. sales of 140,013 units, a total increase of 4.5 percent compared with May 2012 (up 4.5 percent based on the Daily Selling Rate, or DSR*). The Honda brand posted May 2013 sales of 125,649 units, an increase of 5.2 percent compared with May 2012. Acura brand U.S. May sales of 14,364 units decreased 1.5 percent compared with May 2012.
• RDX sets an all-time monthly sales record and its 13th consecutive monthly sales record, up 49.3 percent from last May; is the top-selling Acura model in May with sales of 4,930 units
• The all-new luxury flagship RLX sedan, which went on sale in March, continues to gain momentum with sales of 273 units
“With the RDX setting its 13th consecutive monthly sales record we are very excited to be introducing the all-new 2014 MDX in a few weeks, which will once again give Acura hands down the best luxury light-truck lineup in America,” said Jeff Conrad, vice president and general manager of Acura Sales.
*The daily selling rate (DSR) is calculated with 26 days for May 2013 and 26 days for May 2012. Year-to-date, the DSR is calculated with 127 days for 2013 and 127 days for 2012. All other percentages in release are unadjusted; see table for adjusted DSR figures.
|American Acura Vehicle Sales For May 2013
|Acura Division Total
|Memo: TSX Wagon
|Memo: ILX Hybrid
|* Honda and Acura vehicles are made of domestic & global sourced parts. ** Daily Selling Rate
Filed under: Acura News, Acura Official Releases, Acura Sales Tags: Acura Sales 2013
Posted by on May 31st, 2013
2014 Acura MDX
“A good luxury crossover gets even better”- Mike Schlee, AutoGuide.com
“From the producers of the NSX, the most athletic of three-row SUVs.”- Jeff Sabatini, Car and Driver
“A Better Bestseller: Acura rewrites a crowd-pleasing script”- Ron Kiino, Motor Trend
Visit the links below to find out what reviewers have to say after sampling the all-new 2014 Acura MDX.
Filed under: Acura Reviews, MDX Tags: 2014 Acura MDX, Acura Review List
Posted by on May 24th, 2013
Whether you love, or love to hate the Fast & Furious series, its ongoing success has made sure the films just keep on coming. The sixth installment of the franchise titled Fast & Furious 6 hits North American theatres today, and with it comes all the adrenaline, all the characters, and of course all the cars you’ve come to expect from a Fast & Furious movie.
A handful of Acuras have appeared in the series’ 12-year run, but arguably everyone’s favorite has to be the black Honda-badged Acura NSX driven by Jordana Brewster’s character “Mia”. In an action sequence that transitions from the final scene of 2009′s Fast & Furious, and over to the opening of 2011′s Fast Five, Mia skillfully pilots the NSX alongside two other vehicles in an attempt to free her brother “Dom” from a transport bus.
The actual car used in the scene is a 2003 Acura NSX-T owned by Vance Hu, and although it may look like a regular NSX to the untrained eye, it’s actually a heavily modified mimic of a NSX-R model.
Check out the NSX’s silver screen cameo in the clip from 2011′s Fast Five below.
Click here to view the video
Filed under: Acura History, NSX Tags: 2003 Acura NSX, Acura in Film, Acura in Movies, Flashback Friday