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Acura Releases RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD

Posted by   on September 26th, 2014 No comments

Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD

Official release from Acura Media Newsroom:

Acura Releases RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD – the Most Powerful and Technologically Advanced Acura Sedan Ever Created

Acura’s three-motor Sport Hybrid system with Super Handling All-Wheel Drive and paired with a 7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission delivers a refined yet exhilarating driving experience unique among luxury sedans

09/26/2014 – TORRANCE, Calif.

Acura has unleashed its most advanced vehicle to date with the 377 horsepower1 RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD now on sale. This all-new Acura flagship sedan brings to market a unique blend of exhilarating all-weather, any-road dynamic performance, V8-class acceleration and 4-cylinder fuel efficiency in a luxury performance sedan, the first vehicle of its kind with electrically powered torque vectoring all-wheel drive.

“The RLX Sport Hybrid is the most technologically advanced vehicle in Acura history and we are excited it is now in the hands of our dealers who have been eagerly awaiting its release.” said Michael Accavitti, senior vice president and general manager, Acura division. “We know customers will appreciate the technological sophistication the RLX Sport Hybrid offers and the effort it took to perfect this cutting edge system.”

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Acura Kicks Off “Driven by Passion” Tour

Posted by   on March 17th, 2014 1 comment

Acura RLX at Scottsdale Driven by Passion Event

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Acura’s Multi-City “Driven by Passion” Tour Showcases 2014 RLX Flagship Sedan, Supports Local Organizations and Causes Along the Way

03/17/2014 – TORRANCE, Calif.

Acura has kicked off a multi-city cross-country tour called “Driven by Passion” to showcase the automaker’s new flagship luxury-performance sedan, the 2014 Acura RLX. The new experiential marketing campaign will occur alongside local cultural events in busy city-center locations while supporting local organizations and philanthropic causes along the way.

The tour began at the Palm Springs Fine Art Fair earlier this winter, and will make stops at cultural events around the country. Acura’s “Driven by Passion” events will offer guests an immersive ride & drive opportunity – the chance to take a personalized test drive of the all-new Acura RLX. The tour will culminate this spring in Chicago. (Full tour schedule is listed at http://www.acura.com/Engagements)

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Acura to Debut New “Let The Race Begin” Commercial

Posted by   on February 7th, 2014 No comments

Acura Commercial - "Let The Race Begin"

Official release from Acura Media Newsroom:

Acura to Debut New “Let The Race Begin” Commercial This Weekend During Prime-Time Television

New advertisement showcases the all-new Acura TLX Prototype sports sedan, the RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD™ flagship sedan and the NSX Concept supercar, bringing together three championship performers for the first time in Acura national advertising

02/07/2014 – TORRANCE, Calif.

Acura will debut a futuristic and emotional new television commercial in the top 14 U.S. media markets during prime time network sports programming this weekend, challenging drivers to seek out a new luxury-performance experience.

Set against the backdrop of an otherworldly racetrack, the new Acura TV commercial opens with four robotic horses, representing traditional approaches to luxury performance, emerging from the starting gate and aggressively jostling for position. Spectators watch from the grandstand in a euphoric state, among them a more enlightened and informed individual who seems to know that something unexpected is about to happen. At that moment, an elegant and powerful dark horse emerges from the pack and transforms into the all-new 2014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD™, which is then joined by the 2015 TLX Prototype and the NSX Concept as all three vehicles surge forward. An on-screen graphic declares “Let the race begin.”

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Sport Hybrid SH-AWD Chosen as Finalist for Green Car Technology Award

Posted by   on January 21st, 2014 No comments

2014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid

Official release from Acura Media Newsroom:

First of its kind 3-motor hybrid all-wheel-drive system in Acura RLX Sport Hybrid enhances power, handling and fuel efficiency for a new driving experience

01/21/2014 – TORRANCE, Calif.

Acura’s pioneering Sport Hybrid Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive (Sport Hybrid SH-AWD) system has been chosen as a finalist for Green Car Journal’s2014 Green Car Technology Award, which will be awarded January 22, 2014 at the Washington Auto Show in Washington, D.C. The award considers technologies that enable significantly improved environmental performance. The 2014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid, launching in spring of 2014, is the first Acura vehicle to utilize this groundbreaking new technology that delivers exhilarating performance with class-leading fuel economy ratings via its three-motor hybrid system with unique electric motor-powered torque-vectoring capability.

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2014 Acura MDX and 2014 RLX Earn Top-Level IIHS Crash Scores

Posted by   on December 18th, 2013 No comments
2014 Acura RLX

2014 Acura RLX

Official release from Acura Media Newsroom:

Acura Delivers Advanced Safety Performance As Both Acura MDX and RLX Earn Top-Level IIHS Crash Scores

2014 Acura MDX and RLX achieve TOP SAFETY PICK+ ratings, while 2014 Acura TL earns TOP SAFETY PICK status

12/18/2013 – TORRANCE, Calif.

The all-new 2014 Acura MDX and 2014 RLX, have earned the highest-available collision safety rating of TOP SAFETY PICK+ from the Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), while the 2014 TL performance luxury sedan achieved a TOP SAFETY PICK rating.

These accomplishments come on top of the 2014 MDX and 2014 RDX having recently received a top 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In addition, each received 5-Stars on each of the frontal and side impact crash tests, and each scored 4-Stars for rollover resistance in the NHTSA’s New Car Assessment Program (NCAP).

Significantly, both the MDX and RLX achieved the TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating while also improving fuel efficiency to class-leading levels.  While employing Acura’s next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure, the RLX and MDX reduce the overall mass of each vehicle by 275 pounds.

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Snapshot: 2014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD

Posted by   on December 5th, 2013 No comments

2014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD

The 2014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD stops for a photo op in front of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge. Click here for a larger image.

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2014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD: Overview

Posted by   on December 5th, 2013 No comments

2014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD

Official release from acuranews.com:

12/04/2013

In early 2013, Acura introduced the 310-horsepower RLX luxury-performance sedan with a new 3.5-liter all-aluminum, direct-injected VTEC V-6 engine, a number of signature Acura technologies and Precision All-Wheel Steer™ (P-AWS™), creating a new value proposition with superior cabin space and outstanding driving performance in Acura’s flagship sedan. Acura is again raising the bar with the introduction of the RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD™, the most powerful and technologically advanced Acura sedan yet and the first to apply Acura’s groundbreaking new three-motor Sport Hybrid system with electric SH-AWD (Sport Hybrid SH-AWD).

With a direct-injected V-6 engine and an all-new 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT) with built-in motor-generator powering the front wheels, and two rear electric motors powering the rear wheels, the 377-horsepower RLX combines V8-like performance and 4-cylinder-like fuel efficiency along with exhilarating “on the rails” handling performance, courtesy of its electrically-powered torque-vectoring all-wheel drive system.

The Acura RLX Sport Hybrid further elevates Acura’s commitment to create “the synergy between man and machine” -vehicles that truly respond to the will of the driver – and deliver new levels of technology-enhanced performance, comfort and convenience. Like the RLX with P-AWS™, the RLX Sport Hybrid delivers class-leading interior space and comfort and a host of signature Acura technologies, including Jewel Eye™ LED headlights, Lane Keeping Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow, and the next generation AcuraLink® connected car system. In addition, the RLX Sport Hybrid applies new Acura technologies including:

  • Head-Up Display - this first-ever Acura head-up display projects key information at a glance on the lower portion of the windshield directly in front of the driver. Display modes include SH-AWD system operation, tachometer, turn-by-turn navigation, compass, ACC/LKAS along with vehicle speed.
  • Electronic Gear Selector - the RLX also is the first Acura to feature Acura’s new fully electronic push-button gear selector, eliminating the conventional shift-lever and allowing the driver to select drive mode (Drive, Neutral, Park) at the push of a button. In addition, the system will automatically engage the Electronic Parking Brake when the driver selects park and unbuckles his/her seatbelt.
  • Reactive Force Pedal - in place if a conventional spring mechanism providing force against the driver’s push on the gas pedal, the RLX Sport Hybrid utilizes an electric mechanism that dynamically varies pedal force to assist the driver in applying the optimum amount of engine power in any driving condition. For example, when climbing a snowy hill, the Reactive Force Pedal will increase pedal force to discourage the driver from applying too much engine torque that may lead to unwanted tire slip.

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Gallery: 2014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD at LA Auto Show

Posted by   on November 20th, 2013 4 comments

2014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD at LA Auto Show

[Source: Tyson Hugie]

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