The Fast Lane Car took a ride with cycling journalist James Raia as they followed the riders of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge bike race.
“The 2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon may be the perfect car for a cross country trip chasing a professional bike race. In this video we check in with veteran cycling journalist James Raia in Vail Colorado as he drives from Colorado mountain town to mountain town in the 2011 Acura Sport Wagon chasing the riders of the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge bike race” - The Fast Lane Car
“We recently invited some of the most active Acura enthusiasts to spend the day with us at our headquarters in Torrance, California. We shared our vision, our private car collection, and our current line-up. In turn, they shared their enthusiasm and love for Acura. Check out this video for an inside look at the day’s events.” – Acura
While Acura celebrates its 25th year anniversary as a brand in North America, it has only been 5 years since Acura was introduced to the Chinese market.
Acura China first launched in 2006 and has experienced steady growth with dealerships now present in major cities and core areas all over the country. Originally launching with the TL and RL, its lineup has since expanded to include the MDX and soon the ZDX by the end of 2011.
Have a look at Acura’s 5 years in China with a mini timeline of model history:
The editors over at Edmunds Inside Line recently posted ”the definitive list to end all 100 Greatest Cars lists”.
A list that would be impossible for all automotive enthusiasts to absolutely agree on considering the many different criteria a vehicle’s greatness(or lack of) could be measured on. While the eternal debate will undoubtingly continue, the list was created and three Acuras made the cut:
“100. 1997 Acura Integra Type-R: Hand-ported heads, 8,000-rpm redline, and the best-handling front-drive chassis ever. It’s still the ultimate sport compact.”
“93. 1986 Acura Legend: It’s the car that proved the Japanese could build a true luxury machine and had to be taken seriously.”
“27. 1990 Acura NSX: An all-aluminum, midengine sports car so good it forced Ferrari to build better Ferraris. Honda’s VTEC variable valve timing system would be universally adopted. Honda at its peak.”
The Acura RDX Continues to be the Right “Right Sized” SUV for Today’s World
Smart Looks, Advanced Technology and Two DrivetrainChoices Offer Plenty of Appeal for the 2012 RDX
08/16/2011 – TORRANCE, Calif.
In tough economic times, choosing the right vehicle has never been more important. Blending a smart balance of sport and utility, the 2012 Acura RDX offers a “right sized” package matched with a turbocharged powertrain and the available sure-footedness of Acura’s acclaimed Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™— all wrapped in supple luxury.
The evolution of the luxury performance SUV took a significant leap forward with the arrival of the Acura RDX turbocharged crossover vehicle. The quick response of power from Acura’s first-ever turbocharged engine along with the breakthrough technology of SH-AWD™ combine to deliver excellent performance in an efficient SUV package.
“The RDX has always offered a unique mix of great performance, good utility, lots owner relevant technology and sharp looks,” said Jeff Conrad, vice president of Acura sales. “The availability of a 2WD model with improved fuel economy and a lower price also makes the 2012 RDX an exceptionally smart choice.”
2012 Acura ZDX Four-Door Sports Coupe Delivers Style, Performance, Luxury and Refinement
08/16/2011 – TORRANCE, Calif.
The all-new Acura ZDX four-door sports coupe burst on the scene for 2010 and immediately garnered positive accolades from top media thanks to its dramatic styling, excellent performance and the latest in advanced technology. The ZDX features stunning coupe-like styling with the added benefit of a commanding presence and flexible utility. Staying true to the original design prototype, the ZDX features the forward thinking design elements consisting of a panoramic glass roof, hidden rear door handles and bold fender flares.
“The ZDX is like nothing you have ever seen before from Acura,” said Jeff Conrad, vice president of Acura sales. “It combines the best attributes of a coupe, a sedan and a sport utility – all wrapped in a beautifully sculpted package – that will attract an entirely new luxury customer to the Acura brand.”
Designed, developed and manufactured entirely in North America, the ZDX broke new ground for Acura in many ways. The ZDX was the first vehicle to be styled from start to finish in the new Acura Design Studio in Torrance, CA, allowing exterior and interior designers to work closely together throughout the entire design process. Staying true to the original sketch from Acura’s first female designer, Michelle Christensen, the ZDX features sensuous curves, deeply sculpted shoulders and strong character lines.
The Editors at Motor Trend have made the verdict on the 2010 Acura ZDX in the final update of their Long Term Review. They’ve finally decided that well… they’re still pretty much undecided.
“The sign of any good design is when it causes strong reactions, negative or positive. Our long-term ZDX certainly didn’t leave our editors on middle ground. Even a full year and 25,000 miles later, opinions are still split on whether Acura hit the nail square on the head with its swoopy crossover or whacked its thumb in a painful blunder.” – Mike Febbo, Motor Trend
Over the past year they’ve made a total of 7 entry updates and compiled a nice collection of photos of the 2010 Acura ZDX in a variety of settings.