2014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD Gallery 2

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Video: Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD Demonstration

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Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD

See how the RLX Sport Hybrid’s new electric SH-AWD system works with the 3.5-liter V-6 engine to provide a combined 377-horsepower in this 2:39-minute video demonstration.

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Acura RDX Receives 2014 ALG Residual Value Award

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2014 Acura RDX

2014 Acura RDX – 2014 ALG Residual Value Award

Official release from acuranews.com:

11/18/2013 – TORRANCE, Calif.

  • Acura RDX earns residual value award for Premium Compact Utility Vehicle
  • Acura Brand continues outstanding performance in annual ALG residual value study

The Acura RDX luxury crossover SUV has earned a 2014 ALG Residual Value Award by delivering the highest projected three-year resale value of any vehicle in the Premium Compact Utility Vehicle category.  According to ALG, the honor also recognizes the exceptional vehicle quality, strong brand desirability and long-tem reliability of the RDX.  Since 2000, Acura has earned seven model awards and three overall luxury brand awards from ALG.

As the leading provider of residual value information to the automotive industry, ALG’s annual Residual Value Awards honor the vehicles in each industry segment that ALG predicts will retain the highest percentage of their original price after a three-year period.

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Drive to Five Review: 2014 Acura RLX Advance

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Drive to Five Review: 2014 Acura RLX Advance

The Acura RLX greeted me with “Come on in, Tyson,” by illuminating its exterior door handle as I approached the driver’s side. I stepped carefully over the stainless steel door sill and settled into the ivory-skinned bucket seat. My index finger instinctively went for the start button and awakened 310 well-trained horses from their slumber. The subtle sound of Jazz music drifted through the airwaves via 14 high-end speakers, and the car’s automatic climate control immediately customized the cabin environment to my liking. This, my friends, was not just a car. It was a full-blown, Acura-fied luxury travel experience and I had just scored a front-row seat.

RLX Heritage

In its day, the Acura Legend was the biggest and the best that the Honda lineup of automobiles had to offer. When my Legend LS coupe was new in 1994, it sold for a whopping $41,885. For comparison, a top-line Honda Accord EX at the time was $19,950. The Legend flagship had features that were far ahead of its time. Twenty years later, the Acura RLX carries on that same mission: It delivers unsurpassed tech features, the most advanced safety systems in the industry, and performance levels that only sports cars could dream of in the 1990′s.

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Video: Acura Russia’s 2014 MDX

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Acura Russia 2014 MDX

See the 2014 MDX traverse Russia’s beautiful and rugged terrain in this 2-minute promo video from Acura Russia. There’s even a few seconds of the MDX off-roading in sand; something you won’t see in any North American-spec promotional videos.

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Gallery: 2014 Acura RLX VIP Sedan from SEMA

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2014 Acura RLX VIP Sedan

Here are a few quick snaps of the 2014 Acura RLX VIP Sedan at the 2013 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Thanks for sharing Tyson!

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Rendered: Acura ILX Wagon

Posted by  on November 8th, 2013 3 comments

Acura ILX Wagon

This is the second time an Acura ILX Wagon has been rendered in less than a month’s time, maybe there really is a market for a new sporty hatchback from Acura? The designer Hondatalover has a few small requests though: the new ILX Wagon should be offered with a V6 engine and SH-AWD. If only it were possible.

Check out some of Hondatalover’s clean cut renderings in the gallery above.

[Source: Hondatalover]

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Acura to Debut Custom Performance Sedans at SEMA

Posted by  on November 5th, 2013 No comments

2014 Acura RLX VIP Sedan

Official release from acuranews.com:

11/05/2013 – Las Vegas, NV.

  • Acura demonstrates tuner potential of RLX Luxury Performance Sedan and ILX Compact Luxury Sedan using Acura Genuine Accessories and top aftermarket brands

Acura today unveiled three customized sedans at the 2013 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas, including the Acura RLX VIP Sedan, created by Evasive Motorsports, the RLX Urban Luxury Sedan and Street Performance ILX, both created by MAD Industries.

“How better to amp up the inherent luxury, excitement and prestige of the Acura Brand than to partner with the enthusiast crowd and create these custom RLX and ILX sedans,” said Mike Accavitti, senior vice president of Auto Operations. “SEMA is where we go to add that little bit of spice that brings out the true performance character in our Acura lineup.”

Acura engaged MAD Industries and Evasive Motorsports, both located in Southern California, to use Acura sedans as the platform to create even more exciting and dynamic custom vehicles.

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