The Legend, sold as Acura’s flagship model from 1986 through 1995, offered luxurious appointments as well as a sense of style that has endured the test of time. In its day, Legend was the best-selling import luxury car in America. The Legend propelled Acura to become an industry frontrunner and it set a benchmark by which other brands were measured. Today, nearly two decades later, the Legends live on with a strong enthusiast following. In late July 2014, a group of Legend owners congregated in southern California to participate in the 10th annual National Acura Legend Meet (NALM). A few of these die-hard Legend fans had driven from as far away as Florida to be a part of the festivities.
Visit the links below to find out what reviewers have to say after sampling the all-new 2015 Acura TLX.
|August 4, 2014|
|2015 Acura TLX||Car and Driver - 2015 Acura TLX|
|2015 Acura TLX||Motor Trend - First Drive:2015 Acura TLX|
|2015 Acura TLX||Edmunds.com - 2015 Acura TLX Road Test|
|2015 Acura TLX||Forbes - Will the All-New 2015 TLX Solve Acura’s Sedan Woes?|
|2015 Acura TLX||AutoGuide.com - 2015 Acura TLX Review|
|2015 Acura TLX||LeftLane News - First Drive: 2015 Acura TLX [Review]|
|2015 Acura TLX||Autoblog - 2015 Acura TLX|
|2015 Acura TLX||Automobile Magazine - 2015 Acura TLX Review|
|2015 Acura TLX||SlashGear - 2015 Acura TLX first-drive: The subtle sports sedan|
|2015 Acura TLX||New York Daily News – First Drive|
|2015 Acura TLX||ExtremeTech – 2015 Acura TLX Review|
|2015 Acura TLX||Autoweek – 2015 Acura TLX first drive|
“The much anticipated Acura TLX GT powered by Honda Racing/ HPD made its debut this weekend at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The TLX was purpose built for racing, and the next evolution in HPD’s touring car program. Grab your wrenches as we go Trackside with Honda Racing HPD to find out what went into getting this spectacular machine on the track.” - Honda Racing HPD Trackside
If you consider the HP-X (Honda Pininfarina Xperimental) concept car in 1984 as the starting point of the NSX, it took Honda 6 years to turn their vision into reality. Perfection takes time, but it were those long years of development, testing, and even failures that helped to define the NSX as an engineering icon.
In this video flashback from the late ’80s, legendary Formula One World Champion Ayrton Senna takes an NSX prototype around Suzuka Circuit for testing. His direct input and collaboration with Honda engineers would eventually help to fine-tune the NSX’s driving characteristics to perfection.
Official release from Acura Media Newsroom:
American Honda Reports July 2014 Sales
08/01/2014 – TORRANCE, Calif.
- Honda Accord posts best July sales in five years
- Honda CR-V mints all-time July record
- Acura MDX posts best July sales in four years, setting a new monthly record
American Honda Motor Co., Inc. today reported July 2014 Honda and Acura vehicle sales of 135,908 units. The Honda division posted sales of 123,428 units in July while Acura sold 12,480 units in the same period. Year-to-date American Honda sales reached 875,344 units.
Overall Acura sales reflect a virtual sell out of prior TL and TSX models as the company prepared for launch of the 2015 TLX line of luxury performance sedans, which is now underway nationwide. MDX, America’s all-time best-selling 3-row luxury SUV, was the brand’s best-selling model, besting a year-old July record.
- All-new 2015 TLX is arriving at dealers now.
- MDX July sales rose 13.2 percent on sales of 6,283 units, setting a new July record and combined with RDX, set a new July record for light trucks.
“Our July sales were definitely impacted by a lack of sedan availability as we sold out of TSX and TL,” said Mike Accavitti, Acura division senior vice president and general manager. “We’re confident that the all-new TLX luxury performance sedan, arriving at dealers now, will quickly remedy the situation and drive Acura sales growth through the second half of the year.”
|American Acura Vehicle Sales for July 2014|
|2014||2013||% Chg.||2014||2013||% Chg.|
|Acura Division Total||12,480||15,150||-20.8%||90,431||92,131||-1.8%|
|Memo: TSX Wagon||57||158||-65.3%||599||1,322||-54.7%|
|Memo: ILX Hybrid||35||110||-69.4%||306||1,003||-69.5%|
|* Honda and Acura vehicles are made of domestic & global sourced parts. ** Daily Selling Rate|
Official release from Acura Media Newsroom:
07/31/2014 – TORRANCE, Calif.
- 2015 Acura TLX to race in premier GT category
- Single-car entry for RealTime Racing and driver Peter Cunningham
- Race debut this weekend at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
After completing an initial test program, Acura Motorsports will debut the new 2015 Acura TLX GT in Pirelli World Challenge competition this weekend at American Honda’s “home” circuit, the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, in the hands of RealTime Racing owner/driver Peter Cunningham.
The new TLX GT will move Acura into the top category of the Pirelli World Challenge, facing competition from the Audi R8, Bentley Continental, Cadillac CTS-V, Dodge Viper, Ferrari 458, Lamborghini Gallardo, McLaren 12C and Porsche 911.