Acura at Auto Shanghai 2015

Yesterday the new Acura NSX made its Chinese debut at Auto Shanghai 2015. The NSX will join Acura China’s growing model lineup along with an upcoming SUV designed and developed for the Chinese market slated for production in 2016. According to Acura China’s website, the Acura “Concept SUV-X” will be be powered by a turbocharged engine and a two-motor hybrid system.

[Source: Acura China]

Video: Acura China’s “A+ Experience”

Acura China's "A+ Experience"

I’ll bet you haven’t seen the MDX or RDX driven like this before. Two wheel driving, burnouts and 180s were some of the stunts performed at the Acura China “A+ Experience” kickoff event last month. The “A+ Experience” is what Acura China has named their national test drive tour that will run throughout the year.

Check out the 2:31-minute video below.


Gallery: Acura China’s 2014 MDX with Accessories

Acura China's 2014 MDX - Courtesy

Have a look at some of the additional exterior accessories Acura China offers for the 2014 Acura MDX.


2015 Acura TLX Spy Shots from China

2015 Acura TLX Spy Shots

A Chinese website has posted photos of a partially camouflaged China-spec 2015 Acura TLX. These new TLX images don’t reveal much more than previous spy shots, but they do offer more contrast and crisper lines than the last batch which were rather unflattering due to poor light. The lone interior shot shows us an electric parking brake and wood trim.

The North American TLX is set to debut on April 16th at the New York International Auto Show.


Gallery: Acura China’s 2014 MDX

Acura China's 2014 MDX

Last week Acura China unveiled the new 2014 MDX at the Guangzhou Auto Show, announcing pricing and an on-sale date of early December.

Offered in two trims, the China-spec MDX uses the same 3.5L V-6 engine and has nearly identical specifications as the North American MDX.

There are of course the usual cosmetic changes and additional standard features, as well as some unique, china-only optional accessories which can be seen in one of the images above. The front bumper trim looks interesting, unfortunately I couldn’t find a full body image with it attached.

[Source: Acura China]

Gallery: Acura China’s ILX 2.0L

Acura China's ILX 2.0L

Acura will introduce the ILX 2.0L to the Chinese market this fall, complementing the 1.5L hybrid which is the only ILX model currently being offered. Check out a few high quality photos of the new China-spec ILX 2.0L in the gallery above.

[Source: Acura China]

Acura to Produce Vehicles in China by 2016

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Official release from Honda Worldwide:

Guangzhou Automobile Group and Honda Sign Agreement for Acura Business in China

July 18, 2013 – Guangzhou Automobile Group Co., Ltd. and Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced that on July 17, 2013, they signed a basic agreement to jointly conduct Acura business in China.

With the signing of the agreement, the two companies will begin discussing concrete plans toward a goal to begin local production of Acura brand vehicles at Guangqi Honda Automobile Co., Ltd. (GHAC) in 2016.

In 1998, Guangzhou Automobile Group and Honda jointly established GHAC, a joint venture company for the production and sales of Honda products in China, and have continued a close and cooperative relationship for the last 15 years. Striving to achieve further growth in the rapidly growing luxury car market in China, the two companies agreed to establish a new cooperative relationship.

Two companies now will discuss concrete plans for the realizing high quality of the globally-proven Acura brand vehicles through local production and a focus on satisfying customers in China.