2015 Acura TLX at 2014 SEMA Show

Posted by  on November 3rd, 2014 No comments

Galpin Auto Sports Acura TLX

Official release from Acura Media Newsroom:

Acura Puts 2015 TLX Performance and Personalization Front and Center at 2014 SEMA Show

11/03/2014 – TORRANCE, Calif.

  • Galpin Auto Sports Acura TLX to debut at SEMA featuring custom styling and performance modifications
  • Acura Racing Spirit alive with radical TLX GT Race Car for Pirelli World Challenge series
  • 2015 Acura TLX features Acura Genuine Accessory package

Acura’s 2014 SEMA Show vehicle display will feature three distinct iterations of the hot-selling, all-new Acura TLX luxury performance sedan, with each variant expressing the performance character of the Acura brand and its customization potential.

The display is highlighted by the debut of the Galpin Auto Sports Acura TLX, which features custom exterior styling and chassis modifications by Galpin Auto Sports. The Galpin Auto Sports TLX will be joined by the twin-turbo TLX GT Race Car, jointly developed by Honda Performance Development (HPD) and RealTime Racing, and a 2015 Acura TLX with the Genuine Acura Accessory package.

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Acura USA October 2014 Sales Results

Posted by  on November 3rd, 2014 No comments

Acura Advance

Official release from Acura Media Newsroom:

Honda Division Breaks Another Monthly Sales Record in October; Acura October Sales Jump Nearly 8% with another Big Month for the All-New TLX

11/03/2014 – TORRANCE, Calif.

  • Honda Division has its best-ever October sales—up 5.5 percent on delivery of 105,745 new cars and trucks
  • All-new Acura TLX sales reach nearly 5,000 units in October, driving an overall 7.9 percent increase for the brand
  • Honda CR-V smashes previous October record with 29,257 sales, an increase of 29.7 percent over the same period in 2013; New Fit also sets new October sales mark

American Honda Motor Co., Inc. today reported total October 2014 Honda and Acura vehicle sales of 121,172 units, an increase of 5.8 percent versus October of last year. The Honda division set a new October record on sales of 105,745 vehicles, an increase of 5.5 percent for the month. The Acura division posted sales of 15,427 units to rise 7.9 percent in the same period.

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With the 3.5L SH-AWD model enjoying its first full month on the market, the new Acura TLX gained more than 25 percent versus last month’s strong performance, reaching sales of nearly 5,000 units in October after less than three months on the market. TLX helped push Acura brand sales up 7.9 percent for the month.

  • TLX sales reached 4,890 units in October, jumping 25.9 percent over last month for its best month since joining the Acura lineup, and came within just a few hundred units of ranking as Acura’s best-selling model.
  • With 5,324 units sold in October, Acura’s current best seller—MDX—jumped 9.5 percent month-over-month despite being limited by tight supplies.

“With TLX sales nearly topping 5,000 units in a segment full of notoriously tough competitors, the new TLX is quickly establishing itself as a top player in the mid-size luxury sedan game,” said Mike Accavitti, Acura division senior vice president and general manager. “This early success of TLX also demonstrates the strong potential of the performance direction for the Acura product lineup.”

American Acura Vehicle Sales for October 2014
Month-to-Date Year-to-Date
October October DSR** October October DSR**
2014 2013 % Chg. 2014 2013 % Chg.
Acura Division Total 15,427 14,296 7.9% 135,177 135,126 0.%
TL 105 1,295 -91.9% 10,462 21,057 -50.3%
TLX 4,890 0 0.0% 11,060 0 0.0%
TSX 48 1,211 -96.0 6,250 15,394 -59.4%
Memo: TSX Wagon 5 132 -96.2% 635 1,764 -64.0%
ILX 1,618 2,005 -19.3% 14,472 17,275 -16.2%
Memo: ILX Hybrid 15 137 -89.1% 360 1,373 -73.8%
RLX 260 830 -68.7% 2,955 3,780 -21.8%
Memo: RLX Hybrid 36 0 0.0% 67 0 0.0%
MDX 5,324 5,608 -5.1% 53,632 40,411 32.7%
ZDX 4 14 -71.4% 73 337 -78.3%
RDX 3,178 3,333 -4.7% 36,273 36,872 -1.6%
Selling Days 27 27 256 256
* Honda and Acura vehicles are made of domestic & global sourced parts ** Daily Selling Rate ***Memo line items are included in the respective model total

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Is This the Face of the 2016 Acura ILX?

Posted by  on October 31st, 2014 1 comment

2016 Acura ILX Teaser

It looks like a new teaser image of the 2016 Acura ILX has surfaced. The image was posted on AcuraZine and to my knowledge it has not yet been released by Acura’s official channels. All the design elements seem to match up with the spy shots we’ve seen so I would say this is the real deal. The original file dimensions suggest it’s ready to be posted on Instagram, so expect to see it officially from Acura soon.

The only other thing I can add is that so far it’s looking really good.

[Source: AcuraZine]

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Video: Real Cars. Real Race Track.

Posted by  on October 30th, 2014 No comments

2015 Acura TLX

We unleashed #thenewTLX on the track. You won’t believe who is behind the wheel…

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LA Auto Show Design Challenge: Acura Human/Machine Interface Concept

Posted by  on October 30th, 2014 No comments

Acura Human/Machine Interface Concept

This year’s LA Auto Show Design Challenge theme asks the question: “How Will Cars Interact with Us In 2029?” Honda USA’s entry, the Acura Human/Machine Interface(HMI) Concept explores the possibilities of shape-shifting surfaces controlled by the passenger through mental and physical connections.

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2029: Technology and human beings have converged to allow a deeper level of interactivity between human and machine. Implants are common – they allow humans to connect with objects and modify them mentally and physically; they enable an enhanced experience when it comes to comfort and efficiency. This allows technology not only to cater to the needs of a passenger, but also to anticipate them. The future interior of the autonomous Acura car will be a sandbox for creativity and usability, giving our vehicles a greater role in passengers’ everyday lives. Our concept is comprised of an exterior and interior shell, connected through a modular adjustable mesh that can flex and shape to custom-fit a passenger’s needs. The interior is also constructed out of a fabric-like material that can be changed by simply pushing or pulling on surfaces that can accommodate one or two passengers. With the help of biometrics and after repeated use, the vehicle will learn the preferences of each user and anticipate their needs by changing its shape.

Visit laautoshow.com for more on the LA Auto Show Design Challenge.

[Source: Los Angeles Auto Show]

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Gallery: Acura TLX Full Wrap in Blue and Yellow

Posted by  on October 28th, 2014 No comments

Acura TLX Full Wrap

Here’s something different from Acura of North Toronto. Looking to stand out in a bright and bold way, the dealership took a pair of Crystal Black Pearl Acura TLXs and wrapped one in matte yellow, the other in metallic matte blue. To add contrast and a little more style, they kept the roof and side mirrors black, tinted the windows, and wrapped the grilles in matte black. The look is very polarizing, but it should definitely turn some heads.

Thanks to Michael from Acura of North Toronto for sharing the photos.

[Source: Acura of North Toronto]

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Spy Shots: 2016 Acura NSX Prototype

Posted by  on October 27th, 2014 No comments

2016 Acura NSX Prototype

Motor Authority has posted some spy shots of the “new” 2016 Acura NSX Prototype that was recently seen testing at the Nürburgring. These photos were taken on the surrounding roads outside of the track. There are some minor changes from the last prototype, and if you head over to motorauthority.com they have both cars posted in the gallery for comparison.

See the full post at motorauthority.com – 2016 Acura NSX Spy Shots And Video.

[Source: Motor Authority]

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Video: 2016 Acura NSX Prototype Returns to the Nürburgring

Posted by  on October 24th, 2014 No comments

2016 Acura NSX Prototype Nürburgring

It seems the 2016 Acura/Honda NSX Prototype has returned to the Green Hell for more testing in a video posted today. The vehicle’s plate numbers and a few other minor differences suggest this is indeed separate footage from the batch that was previously posted in July.

Recent reports state that the second generation Acura NSX is on track for a 2015 launch in North America.

Watch the 1:29-minute video below.

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