“The NSX is one of those special vehicles that possess the uncanny ability to stir our emotions and hasten heart rates of those privileged enough to drive or merely observe them. Maybe it’s the styling, the sound, the responsive chassis, or its connection to the great Ayrton Senna. Regardless of the reasoning it finds itself on the dream car list for many souls. NSXs are awe-inspiring in stock form or in severely-modified, GT-injected versions such as this one.”
See the full feature on stancenation.com: Mind Blowing // Brent’s Sorcery JGTC Acura NSX
As the official auto sponsor of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, Acura was once again on location in Park City, Utah with their innovative Acura Studio. Take a look inside as they hosted a variety of events which included appearances by Dave Grohl, James Franco and other celebrities. Visit Acura’s Facebook page for the full gallery.
[Source: Acura via Facebook]
Official release from acuranews.com:
Honda January Sales Gain Powered by Award-Winning Accord; Acura Sales Increase Again Fueled by RDX and ILX
Honda Division sales up 12.7 percent, Acura sales up 13.2 percent
02/01/2013 – TORRANCE, Calif.
American Honda today reported January 2013 U.S. sales of 93,626 units, an increase of 12.8 percent compared with January 2012. The Honda brand posted January 2013 sales of 84,137 units, an increase of 12.7 percent compared with January 2012. Acura U.S. January sales of 9,489 units increased 13.2 percent compared with January 2012.
• RDX sets its ninth-consecutive monthly sales record, up over 181.6 percent from last January with sales of 2,489 units
• MDX was the top selling Acura model in January, with sales of 2,575 units
• ILX was again the top selling Acura sedan in January with sales of 1,558 units
“Acura’s newest products continue to drive our sales momentum as we begin a new year,” said Jeff Conrad, vice president of Acura Sales. “With the positive reception of the all-new Acura MDX Prototype in Detroit, and the upcoming launch of our new flagship RLX sedan, Acura is poised for even greater success in 2013.”
The daily selling rate (DSR) is calculated with 25 days for January 2013 and 24 days for January 2012. Year-to-date, the DSR is calculated with 25 days for 2012 and 24 days for 2011. All percentages in release are unadjusted; see table for adjusted DSR figures.
|American Acura Vehicle Sales For January 2013|
|2013||2012||% Chg.||2013||2012||% Chg.|
|Acura Division Total||9,489||8,381||8.7%||9,489||8,381||8.7%|
|Memo: TSX Wagon||196||201||-6.4%||196||201||-6.4%|
|Memo: ILX Hybrid||84||0||0.0%||84||0||0.0%|
|* Honda and Acura vehicles are made of domestic & global sourced parts. ** Daily Selling Rate|
Although the 2014 Acura RLX hasn’t yet been officially added to the current model lineup on acura.com, its Future Vehicle gallery has recently been updated with a few new images. One image shows the RLX in Pomegranate Pearl for the first time since its appearance in the debut video.
The all-new Acura RLX is expected to hit Acura dealerships on March 15, 2013.
See more Acura RLX images in the links below:
Official release from acuranews.com:
Honda and Acura to Offer Convenience of Apple’s Siri™ Eyes Free on Select 2013 Vehicles
01/30/2013 – TORRANCE, Calif.
American Honda today announced it will integrate support for Siri, the intelligent assistant that helps you get things done just by asking, into its 2013 Honda Accord and Acura RDX and ILX models as a dealer installed option. Later this year, owners with a compatible iPhone1 running iOS 6 can direct Siri to perform a number of specific tasks while they safely keep their eyes on the road and their hands on the wheel. Using Eyes Free mode, Siri takes hands-free functionality even further and minimizes distractions even more by keeping your iOS device’s screen from lighting up.
“iPhone has become so integral to people’s lives that they continue to use them in their vehicles,” said Vicki Poponi, assistant vice president of automobile product planning, American Honda. “Offering Honda and Acura owners Siri and its Eyes Free mode via Bluetooth is an incredible opportunity to provide next-generation connectivity and meet our customer’s ever-changing needs.”
Honda recognizes the power of Siri and Eyes Free mode as an in-vehicle tool that will help meet the connectivity and convenience needs of its customers in a responsible manner. Honda has reengineered its software to seamlessly integrate Siri Eyes Free mode into its Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® via the onboard microphone and speakers.
1Siri is available in Beta only on iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad (3rd and 4th generations), iPad mini and iPod touch (5th generation), and requires Internet access. Siri may not be available in all languages or in all areas, and features may vary by area. Cellular data charges may apply.
We’ve seen the Acura TL in Marvel’s film The Avengers, but with this special car, we see the Avengers on the Acura TL. Clearly this isn’t a S.H.I.E.L.D. Edition Acura TL, this one of a kind TL features Avengers character artwork hand-drawn by talented comic book artist Humberto Ramos. Working from an Acura Mexico dealership, Humberto spent the past few days applying his creative touch to the vehicle’s exterior. With Humberto’s distinct artistic style, the black “inked” characters look amazing stretched across the sides and on the front hood of the white Acura TL.
Hopefully there will be additional info and photos to come, but if you’re looking for a better view of the artwork, check out the video below.