Acura Automobiles: 2015 TLX Prototype – Acura’s "Red Carpet Athlete"

Posted on 15. Jan, 2014 by in Acura Canada

Acura currently denounced a 2015 Acura TLX Prototype showcasing a pattern and opening instruction for a all-new 2015 TLX performance-luxury sedan rising mid-year during Acura dealerships nationwide. The TLX was grown around a theme“Red Carpet Athlete” to broach a constrained mix of oppulance excellence and sports-sedan athleticism, with refreshing opening extended by next-generation Acura powertrain and energetic doing technologies. The TLX will join a ILX compress oppulance sedan and a RLX oppulance opening sedan as a third car in Acura’s sedan lineup.

“The Acura TLX Prototype is a predecessor of some extraordinary things we have in store for a Acura sedan customers,” pronounced Mike Accavitti, comparison clamp president, American Honda Motor, Co., Inc. “As we would pattern from an Acura, this totally new indication will offer innovative technologies that mangle down a barriers between a motorist and a appurtenance to broach a some-more intuitive, connected and personal pushing experience.”

The TLX Prototype, bathed in Acura Athletic Red Pearl, presents a buoyant extraneous form, frozen physique surfaces and sports-sedan proportions. Its sporting impression is serve highlighted by a low and far-reaching stance, condensed front and back overhangs, boldly sculpted buffer arches, and eloquent impression lines. Acura’s signature Jewel Eye™ LED headlights impregnate a TLX Prototype with an modernized and bright-eyed coming while producing higher down-the-road illumination. The prototype’s custom-designed five-spoke 20-inch amalgamate wheels and 265/35ZR20 low-profile tires intensify a jaunty stance, while a sculpted hood with a orderly creased shared ridgelines hints during a opening capabilities of a modernized new Acura powertrain. Another prototype-exclusive underline is a tailor-made side mirrors. Keying off of a Jewel Eye LED headlights, any counterpart has a quarrel of LED lights fused into a base. Click on a spin indicator, and a LEDs come to life, swelling a relocating heat around a bottom of a counterpart for a high-tech, 3D appearance.

Dimensionally, a TLX Prototype presages a prolongation 2015 TLX sedan and is 3.8 inches shorter in altogether length (190.2 inches) than a stream TL, nonetheless rides on a same 109.3 in. wheelbase as a TL. The prototype’s right-sized measure place a new TLX orderly in between a smaller ILX and incomparable RLX sedans. Despite a some-more compress extraneous footprint, a TLX pattern targets a many atmospheric interior in a midsize oppulance sedan category – roughly on standard with a stream TL – with an open and ethereal greenhouse, autocratic steer lines, plenty load ability and gentle seating for 5 adults.

Like any truly world-class athlete, a TLX will span energy and potency with apt agility. With a low and far-reaching stance, firm nonetheless lightweight body, and nimble and manageable chassis, a TLX is designed to broach confident, accurate and polished float and doing opening in roughly any pushing situation. From low-stress civic commutes to loose long-distance cruising, or adrenaline-inducing runs down rambling nation roads, a TLX is designed to be an discerning and confidence-inspiring pushing partner, a car that epitomizes Acura’s energetic judgment of “performance during a will of a driver.”

The 2015 TLX Prototype also communicates a different operation of modernized technologies and opening options that will be accessible to Acura TLX business – including two-wheel and all-wheel expostulate configurations; twin high-performance, rarely fuel-efficient new engines; twin new modernized transmissions; and a subsequent era Acura Super-Handling All Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD™) and Precision All-Wheel Steer™ (P-AWS) energetic opening and doing technologies.

In gripping with a “Red Carpet Athlete” pattern and growth concept, a 2015 TLX’s modernized new powertrains will broach rarely responsive, polished and fit energy delivery. An all-new 2.4-liter 16-valve inline 4-cylinder engine employs direct-injection and Acura’s i-VTEC® valvetrain, and is significantly lighter than prior Acura engines of identical pattern and displacement. The new engine is corresponding to an all-new 8-speed twin purchase delivery (DCT) with torque converter. This new 8-speed DCT takes full advantage of a 2.4-liter engine’s extended energy band, delivering impossibly discerning and well-spoken rigging changes, expertly relating engine revs on down shifts, and putting a energy down in a manageable and discerning way.

For even larger energy and performance, there is a 3.5-liter SOHC V-6 that also employs approach injection and VTEC non-static valve control and cam timing along with fuel-saving Variable Cylinder Management™ (VCM™) cylinder deactivation technology. The 3.5-liter V-6 is corresponding to a new 9-speed involuntary delivery with closely spaced rigging ratios and a far-reaching altogether ratio operation to serve extend engine opening and fuel efficiency.  Both a 2.4-liter and 3.5-liter TLX models will aim EPA fuel economy ratings during a tip of a midsize oppulance sedan class.

Two-wheel-drive models with possibly a 2.4- or 3.5-liter powerplant will implement a subsequent era of Acura Precision All-Wheel Steer™ (P-AWS™) record with eccentric left and right back circle toe control. As four-wheel steering becomes an increasingly renouned record on high-performance automobiles, Acura continues to develop and urge a capabilities of a cutting-edge P-AWS system, initial launched on a RLX sedan in 2013, to broach even some-more manageable handling, accurate steering control and high-speed stability.

The TLX SH-AWD™, accessible exclusively with a 3.5-liter V6 engine and 9-speed transmission, employs a new era of Acura’s signature Super-Handling All Wheel Drive™ record that is 25 percent lighter and incorporates new torque-vectoring control logic.

Understanding that customization is a pivotal member of luxury, a TLX will underline an Integrated Dynamics System (IDS) to concede for serve personalization and a sportier pushing experience. The 4 pushing modes – ECON (Economy), Normal, Sport, and a new Sport+ mode – take full advantage of a TLX’s high-performance capabilities. Depending on that mode a motorist selects, a Integrated Dynamics System will adjust Electric Power Steering (EPS), stifle response, SH-AWD and P-AWS control logic, delivery change mapping, Active Noise Control settings and HVAC control in suitability with a preferences of a driver.

Also in gripping with a oppulance sedan status, a TLX was designed to broach vault-like serenity in all pushing conditions, with vital improvements in sound rebate by enhancements to physique stiffness, physique sealing and sound insulation, and a focus of electronic Active Noise Control.

The TLX utilizes Acura’s next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) physique structure and is approaching to grasp a top accessible reserve ratings – a five-star Overall Vehicle Score from a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from a Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).  The TLX will be accessible with Acura’s many modernized reserve and driver-assistive technologies including Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™), Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow and Blind Spot Indicator (BSI).

The TLX was designed and grown in a United States by Acura engineers operative in a company’s Los Angeles pattern studio and Raymond, Ohio new-vehicle growth center.  The new TLX will be constructed regulating domestic and globally sourced tools during a company’s award-winning Marysville, Ohio automobile plant, that currently manufactures a 2014 Acura TL performance-luxury sedan.

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