Acura Automobiles: 2015 TLX Prototype – Acura’s "Red Carpet Athlete" – Makes Appearance during a 2014 Chicago Auto Show

Posted on 06. Feb, 2014 by in Acura Canada

Acura will arrangement a 2015 TLX Prototype during a Chicago Auto Show 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 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 powertrainswill 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 i-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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