Acura Automobiles: Acura Debuts Three New Vehicles during a 2012 North American International Auto Show

Posted on 09. Jan, 2012 by in Acura Canada

 

Representing a heading corner of a call of new products and technologies, Acura currently denounced 3 new vehicles during a North American International Auto Show, including a judgment chronicle of a all-new gateway to a Acura brand, a ILX oppulance compress sedan; a antecedent of a 2013 RDX crossover competition concentration vehicle; and a NSX Concept, that presages a instruction for Acura’s next-generation supercar.

Acura also announced that a next-generation NSX will underline Acura’s innovative new Sport Hybrid SH-AWD® record and that a automobile will be grown by Honda RD Americas and made in Ohio.

“Over a subsequent 24 months a Acura code will unleash a array of new models that will reconstitute a product lineup and shake adult a oppulance market,” pronounced Jeff Conrad, clamp boss and ubiquitous manager of Acura. “Acura will once again challenge compulsory knowledge to turn one of a tip oppulance brands by formulating oppulance vehicles formed on a possess singular values.”

Debuting 3 new models in Detroit heralds a commencement of Acura’s second 25 years as a reward luxury-performance automobile brand.

Acura ILX Concept
The Acura ILX Concept is a predecessor to an all-new Acura oppulance compress sedan scheduled for launch in Spring 2012. To be positioned as a gateway to a Acura brand, a ILX will underline 3 opposite powertrains, including Acura’s first-ever gas-electric hybrid.

“First time oppulance buyers place a tip value on extraneous styling, affordability and environmental issues and that’s a practical clarification of what we have combined with a new Acura ILX,” pronounced Jon Ikeda, conduct of a Acura Design Studio. “The plan behind this new denote is to position ILX as a initial event for many immature buyers to enter a oppulance market.”

Sleek, sporty and aerodynamically efficient, a extraneous of a all-new Acura ILX combines luxury, opening and efficiency. A beautifully styled oppulance sedan, a ILX Concept has a compact, nonetheless grave proportion, targeting a really veteran image. The Acura ILX delivers both, with a hothouse that provides glorious visibility, an aerodynamic low and far-reaching stance, a ILX is immediately tangible as an Acura

The lineup of ILX models will embody an entry-level denote powered by a 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder engine; a high-performance denote with a 2.4-liter inline 4-cylinder engine interconnected with a six-speed primer transmission; and a 1.5-liter gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain, Acura’s first-ever hybrid offering.

The ILX will underline a high–quality, well-appointed interior that is smart, atmospheric and sporty. It will offer a series of new, high-value features, including a intelligent entrance keyless entrance element and pushbutton start, along with Pandora internet radio interface and SMS content summary duty for intelligent connectivity with a world.

As with all Acura models, a ILX will have a prolonged list of customary features, opposite trim levels (that will embody a Technology Package), mixed delivery choices, and glorious customary reserve features— including Acura’s acclaimed Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ physique structure, front, side and side-curtain airbags, 4-channel anti-lock brakes and Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA™). Acura anticipates that a ILX will grasp tip ratings in both NHTSA and IIHS pile-up reserve testing.

The new ILX will be made exclusively by Honda Manufacturing of Indiana, LLC, in a Greensburg, Ind. plant— one of usually 3 plants in a universe to accept J.D. Power and Associates’ 2011 Platinum Award for superb quality.

Acura RDX
Shown as a antecedent chronicle of a 2013 RDX, a second epoch of Acura’s five-passenger crossover SUV will adult a ante with a new proceed to achieving both modernized opening and fuel potency around a new engine, delivery and all-wheel expostulate system.

The 2013 RDX, scheduled to launch in Spring 2012, will have as customary apparatus a 3.5-liter V-6 engine that produces 273 horsepower— 33 some-more than a effusive model. For even aloft opening and softened fuel economy, a RDX creates use of a 6-speed involuntary delivery with a new lock-up torque converter. The RDX also gets a new, lighter all-wheel-drive element that provides a compulsory opening and reserve with increasing efficiency.

With approaching EPA fuel economy ratings of 20 mpg in a city and 28 mpg on a highway, front-wheel-drive models of a 2013 RDX are approaching to offer a best fuel economy of any gasoline-powered oppulance SUV in a class.

The RDX extraneous incorporates a sleek, some-more aerodynamically fit body, elaborating RDX from a sporty, compress SUV to a some-more grave demeanour with a longer, sculpted hood and styling that is some-more superb and worldly to compare a Acura truth of timeless, pleasing design. Chassis updates embody a longer wheelbase and wider track, all-new Amplitude Reactive Dampers, and a new suit adaptive electronic energy steering system.

Inside a 2013 RDX, new unconditional shapes, matte aspect trim, and inexhaustible use of leather mix to give a RDX interior an upscale demeanour and oppulance feel that Acura business have come to expect. Abundant use of sound deadening materials and Active Sound Control group to yield an unusually still cabin. Additional interior features, such as incomparable doorway openings, some-more newcomer room, increasing load volume and a energy back tailgate make a RDX interior even some-more easy and flexible.

As with a ILX, a 2013 RDX will accept a horde of new technologies including Pandora internet radio interface, SMS content summary feature, a intelligent entrance keyless entrance system, pushbutton start, and a 3 perspective back camera. An accessible Technology Package will yield a full element of applicable technologies, including AcuraLink® Satellite Communication System, Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition™, AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic with Traffic Rerouting™, and AcuraLink Real-Time Weather™ with radar picture maps. New for 2013, a even some-more modernized navigation element utilizes a tough hoop expostulate (HDD) with 60 gigabytes of storage ability – including 15 gigabytes that can be allocated for song storage.

Acura anticipates that a RDX will grasp tip ratings in both NHTSA and IIHS pile-up reserve testing.

Production of a new RDX will pierce to a East Liberty, Ohio plant of Honda of America Mfg., Inc.— home to one of a 4 tip public lines in North America in a J.D. Power and Associates’ 2011 Initial Quality Study (IQS). The initial epoch RDX has been built during a Marysville, Ohio automobile plant, an IQS endowment leader for both of a public lines.

Acura NSX Concept
The dynamically-styled NSX Concept gives an denote of a subsequent good opening automobile from a Acura brand. Making use of lightweight materials and a mid-mounted V-6 engine, a NSX Concept employs several new technologies for Acura, including concentration of Acura’s innovative new Sport Hybrid SH-AWD® (Super Handling All Wheel Drive™) hybrid system.

Utilizing an singular 2 Electric Motor Drive Unit with a shared torque tractable control system, a all-new hybrid all-wheel-drive element can now beget disastrous or certain torque to a front wheels during cornering. Acura anticipates a new Sport Hybrid SH-AWD® will broach doing opening unmatched by prior AWD systems. In further to a doing advantages of a Sport Hybrid SH-AWD® system, a absolute next-generation VTEC® V-6 engine with direct-injection works in unison with a twin purchase delivery with built-in electric engine to emanate supercar acceleration while charity superb efficiency.

“This Sport Hybrid SH-AWD element will make NSX a ultimate countenance of Acura’s thought to emanate synergy between male and machine,” pronounced Takanobu Ito, boss and CEO of Honda Motor Co., Ltd. “The NSX will make a motorist one with a automobile to raise energetic pushing abilities but removing in a way.”

While many supercars opt for beast force delivered from a vast engine, a NSX Concept champions a loyal racing truth of an intensely auspicious power-to-weight ratio.

“Like a initial NSX, we will again demonstrate high opening by engineering efficiency,” combined Ito, who led a growth of Acura’s initial NSX supercar. “In this new era, even as we concentration on a fun to expostulate suggestion of a NSX, we consider a supercar contingency respond definitely to environmental responsibilities.”

The new Acura supercar, approaching to entrance in a subsequent 3 years, will be grown by an engineering group led by Honda RD Americas, Inc., and made in Ohio, during a nonetheless to be named facility.

About Acura
Acura offers a full line of technologically modernized opening oppulance vehicles by a network of 272 dealers within a United States. The 2012 Acura lineup facilities 6 particular models including a RL oppulance opening sedan, a TL opening oppulance sedan, a TSX sports sedan and Sport Wagon, a turbocharged RDX crossover SUV, a MDX oppulance SUV and a ZDX four-door sports coupe. For media information and high-resolution photos of Acura vehicles, greatfully revisit www.acuranews.com. For consumer information, greatfully revisit www.acura.com. To perspective a webcast of a phenomenon all 3 new Acura vehicles from a North America International Auto Show in Detroit, revisit http://acuranews.com/live/2012naias-acura.

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