2014 Acura MDX Road Trip: Alberta’s Rockies Part 1

Posted by  on June 26th, 2014 1 comment

2014 Acura MDX - Two Jack Lake, Banff National Park

Taking the Scenic Route Through Alberta’s Rockies

Anyone who has spent some time in the province of Alberta, Canada will likely have travelled between its two largest cities, Edmonton and Calgary. The road most travelled is Highway 2, at under three hours it’s the most direct route if you want to quickly get from one city to the other.

After picking up a 2014 Acura MDX loaner from Acura Canada’s Calgary office one June morning, I hopped onto Highway 2 towards Edmonton, only to exit off after just a few minutes. I had already decided weeks beforehand that I wouldn’t be taking Highway 2 North. I was Westbound, towards the majestic Rocky Mountains of Alberta. This detour would eventually lead me to Edmonton, but not before experiencing a road trip through one of the most scenic drives in in the world: Banff to Jasper via Highway 93, also known as the Icefields Parkway.

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Video: Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Commercials

Posted by  on June 24th, 2014 No comments

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Acura Commercial

“Acura teams up with comedian Jerry Seinfeld and director Barry Sonnenfeld for another round of comedic commercials that will debut on Season 4 of Seinfeld’s Emmy-nominated web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, premiering June 19, 2014.”- Acura via YouTube

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2015 Acura TLX with Exterior Accessories

Posted by  on June 23rd, 2014 No comments

2015 Acura TLX Accessories
2015 Acura TLX Accessories


An AcuraZine member has posted these unconfirmed scans of the 2015 Acura TLX equipped with genuine Acura Accessories. The images show typical Acura exterior add-ons: front, side and rear underbody spoilers, decklid spoiler, body side molding, and optional wheels.

[Source: AcuraZine]

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Rendered: 2016 Acura ILX

Posted by  on June 21st, 2014 No comments

2016 Acura ILX Rendering

Here’s another take on a refreshed ILX exterior from graphic artist Hondatalover. The render incorporates Acura’s Jewel Eye headlights and an updated, more aggressive front bumper. Overall I think these changes work really well for the ILX. We expect both exterior and powertrain changes for the 2016 mid-cycle model change. Click here for a 900×450 image.

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Snapshot: NSXCC Honda Canada Plant Tour

Posted by  on June 20th, 2014 No comments

NSX Club of Canada

A decent turnout for the NSX Club of Canada yesterday, meeting up for a BBQ at the Honda plant in Alliston, Ontario. Click here for a 1200×459 image.

[Source: NSX Club of Canada via Facebook]

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2015 Acura ILX On Sale June 18

Posted by  on June 17th, 2014 1 comment

2015 Acura ILX

Official release from Acura Media Newsroom:

2015 ILX Offers Two Powertrain Options plus Premium Features on Acura’s Gateway Luxury Sports Sedan

The feature-packed ILX offerings, including an exhilarating 2.4-liter, 6-speed manual pairing and a fuel-efficient 2.0-liter automatic, provide the Acura experience to entry luxury customers

06/17/2014 – TORRANCE, Calif.

Going on sale June 18, 2014 the 2015 Acura ILX lineup provides new luxury buyers with numerous ways to join the Acura family with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP1) starting at $27,050. The ILX is available in four grade levels offering different blends of performance and premium features plus Acura refinement and quality in a sleek, sporty and luxurious package.

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Gallery: Source 1 Automotive Widebody NSX

Posted by  on June 4th, 2014 No comments

Source 1 Automotive Widebody NSX

Here are some amazing shots of Source 1 Automotive’s widebody NSX photographed by OJS Design. Apparently these photos were supposed to go to print, but with the recent closure of Honda Tuning Magazine the only way you’ll get to see them is online.

“Well, Here is the final rendition of the car. This shoot was done a day before the car was dismantled. These shots have been on hold to be released as they were for an issue of Honda Tuning Magazine coming out in a couple months but now that the magazine is closed my photographer sent them to me to share… Huge thank you to: LoveFab, Inc. CCW Forged Wheels KW suspensions Umbrella Auto Design FX Motorsports Development Toyo Tires Downforce USA Seibon Carbon Kirkey Racing Fabrication Inc. Sparco Acura Hygh Octane For the amazing parts that made this car special.” - Source 1 Automotive

[Source: Source 1 Automotive via Facebook, OJS Design]

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Acura USA May 2014 Sales Results

Posted by  on June 3rd, 2014 No comments

Acura Advance

Official release from Acura Media Newsroom:

American Honda Sales Increase 9.0 Percent in May

06/03/2014 – TORRANCE, Calif.

  • American Honda sets May record for light truck sales
  • Honda Accord, Civic and CR-V each post double digit gains, together selling over 100k units
  • Acura MDX shatters May record, lifts light trucks to best May in division history

American Honda Motor Co., Inc. today reported May 2014 Honda and Acura vehicle sales of 152,603 units—an overall increase of 9.0 percent (5.0 percent based on the Daily Selling Rate, or DSR*) compared to May 2013, which showed a similar increase vs. the previous year. The Honda Division posted an increase of 9.8 percent with May sales of 137,928 units. Acura division gained 2.2 percent on May sales of 14,675, with light trucks increasing 32.9 percent for the month on sales of 10,301 units. Year-to-date American Honda sales reached 610,413 units.


Hot-selling Acura light trucks continued their record-setting pace, combining to achieve the best May sales in division history. The MDX also posted its best May ever, topping sales of over 5900 for the month and up 115.6 percent for the year.  After posting 24 consecutive months of record sales, the RDX netted May sales of 4,299 and gaining 3.8 percent for the year. Monthly sales of both the TL and TSX models reflect very tight supply with the anticipation of the launch of the all-new 2015 Acura TLX later this year.

  • Total Acura division sales increased 2.2 percent over last year on sales of 14,675 units in May
  • Acura trucks led the division with an increase of 32.9 percent on sales of 10,301 for a best-ever May performance
  • MDX also posted its best May with sales up 115.6 percent on sales of 5,997 units

“Acura light trucks continue to exceed even our high expectations, with the MDX posting another record increase in May,” said Mike Accavitti, Acura division senior vice president and general manager. “As dealers and customers anxiously await the all-new TLX, it’s great to see models like the ILX having one of its better months and drawing a new, younger customer to the Acura brand.”

*The daily selling rate (DSR) is calculated with 27 days for May 2014 and 26 days for May 2013. Year-to-date, the DSR is calculated with 128 days for 2014 and 127 days for 2013. All other percentages in release are unadjusted; see table for adjusted DSR figures.

American Acura Vehicle Sales for May 2014
Month-to-Date Year-to-Date
May May DSR** May May DSR**
2014 2013 % Chg. 2014 2013 % Chg.
Acura Division Total 14,675 14,364 -1.6% 66,745 63,216 4.8%
TL 1,480 2,682 -46.9% 8,026 12,434 -36.0%
TSX 941 1,948 -53.5% 4,744 7,746 -39.2%
Memo: TSX Wagon 82 191 -58.7% 475 1,010 -53.3%
ILX 1,629 1,709 -8.2% 7,429 9,217 -20.0%
Memo: ILX Hybrid 63 195 -68.9% 227 730 -69.1%
RLX / RL 324 273 14.3% 1,856 1,064 73.0%
Memo: RLX Hybrid 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0%
MDX 5,997 2,781 107.7% 25,774 14,386 77.8%
ZDX 5 41 -88.3% 53 192 -72.6%
RDX 4,299 4,930 -16.0% 18,864 18,177 3.0%
Selling Days 27 26 128 127
* Honda and Acura vehicles are made of domestic & global sourced parts. ** Daily Selling Rate

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