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.
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]
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.
Acura Exhibits World Premiere of the “Acura Concept SUV-X” at Auto Shanghai 2013
SHANGHAI, China, April 20, 2013 – Acura today exhibited the world premiere of a design concept model, the Acura Concept SUV-X, at Auto Shanghai 2013 (the 15th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition, press day: April 20, public days: April 23 – 29).
Acura Concept SUV-X
The Acura Concept SUV-X is a global concept vehicle for a small SUV developing primarily for the Chinese market. This is the first time for Acura to introduce the world premiere of a concept model outside of North America. Emotional and sharp styling and driving performance, together with the environmental performance of a small vehicle and excellent utility of an SUV are all fused together at a high level in this vehicle. Acura is planning to begin local production and sales in China of a mass-production model based on this concept vehicle for its market in about next three years.
Introducing Acura RLX to go on sale in June 2013
Acura announced the Chinese version of the Acura RLX, a luxury flagship sedan which will go on sale in China in June 2013. Excellent maneuverability and comfort are pursued through the adoption of a number of advanced technologies including a newly-developed 3.5L direct-injection SOHC i-VTEC® V6 engine and Precision All-Wheel Steer™, the world’s first technology that achieved both outstanding turning performance and vehicle stability.
At Auto Shanghai 2013, Acura also exhibits the NSX Concept, the next-generation super sports model which was exhibited at the 2013 North American International Auto Show in January.
Comment by Takanobu Ito, president & CEO of Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
“We are planning to produce the mass-production model of the Acura Concept SUV-X locally in China. With the hope that our Chinese customers will more closely feel the values offered from Acura, we will begin preparing for the start of the local production. In China, where dynamic growth continues, both Acura and Honda will keep up our efforts to enhance products and technologies that will offer new joys of mobility to our customers.”
[Source: Honda Worldwide]
Without revealing any new details on the mysterious concept, Acura China is building anticipation with a countdown page for the upcoming unveiling at Auto Shanghai 2013.
The Acura concept model world premiere is scheduled for this Saturday, April 20 at 10:00 a.m. local time.
[Source: Acura China]