Acura Automobiles: Acura RLX Concept Makes World Debut in New York

Posted on 04. Apr, 2012 by in Acura Canada

Acura currently hold a universe entrance of a Acura RLX Concept during a New York International Auto Show, providing oppulance buyers with a initial demeanour during a pattern and engineering instruction for a all-new Acura RLX flagship sedan, slated for launch during a commencement of 2013.   

The RLX Concept employs an unusual array of new Acura technologies, including a Sport Hybrid SH-AWD® system, in multiple with worldly styling and intelligent wrapping to broach an wholly new turn of performance, sophistication and comfort.

Utilizing rarely fit packaging, a RLX Concept delivers a interior space of a vast oppulance sedan with a footprint and lively of a midsize oppulance sedan. The RLX Concept’s all-new 3.5L direct-injected VTEC® V-6 engine and Sport Hybrid SH-AWD® system, with 3 electric motors, mix to beget some-more than 370-horsepower, and are interconnected with a 7-speed twin purchase delivery (DCT) and lightweight physique to broach V-8 acceleration with four-cylinder fuel economy—with an estimated EPA (city/highway/combined) rating of 30/30/30 mpg.

“We have combined a loyal oppulance sedan formed on a Acura DNA,” pronounced American Honda boss CEO, Tetsuo Iwamura. “This means achieving modernized opening by engineering potency to emanate a singular synergy between a car and a driver. Inside and out, on a open highway or city streets, a worldly and superb Acura RLX will offer a turn of connectivity, comfort and modernized opening demanded by today’s oppulance buyers.” 

Acura also announced that a prolongation RLX will be offering in a 310-horsepower, front-wheel-drive version, that will also broach higher doing opening by a concentration of another new Acura technology— Precision All Wheel Steer™.

Styling-Design

The RLX Concept styling builds on Acura’s ‘Keen Edge’ pattern pattern with a frozen and aerodynamic shape, delicately tailored proportions, and worldly and particular detailing.  Its jaunty position is accented by 20-inch fake aluminum wheels and 255/35 R20 high-performance tires.  Dimensionally, a RLX Concept is approximately a same length as a stream RL, though with a two-inch longer wheelbase and two-inch shorter front overhang. Both a lane and car breadth boost by approximately twin inches.

Acura’s disdainful new Jewel Eye™ LED headlamps entrance on a RLX Concept. The Acura signature Jewel Eye™ headlamps use a dual-stacked array with a sum of 10 apart high-intensity LED lamps, with ultra-reflective visual lenses and high-gloss trim, to yield absolute down-the-road enlightenment while concurrently giving a RLX a rarely particular and bright-eyed demeanour in both daytime and night conditions.

Body and Chassis

Through engineering efficiency, including estimable use of high-strength steel and aluminum, a RLX Concept achieves an ultra-rigid and light physique design, with a front circle expostulate chronicle to import in during good underneath 4,000 pounds. An all-new double wishbone front suspension, multi-link back suspension, Amplitude Reactive Dampers and electronic appetite steering with a non-static rigging ratio group to yield a substructure for a RLX’s accurate and discerning doing control — termed by Acura as “Inomama” or “at a will of a driver.”

Front-wheel-drive versions of RLX will implement Acura’s all-new Precision All Wheel Steer™ system. This complement provides for eccentric control of a steering (toe) angle of a right and left back wheels by utilizing electrically tranquil actuators. Precision All Wheel Steer™ works in tandem with Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) and Variable Gear Ratio (VGR) steering to broach an unusual turn of cornering control and steering precision.

All-wheel-drive RLX models supplement even some-more doing opening with Acura’s rarely modernized Sport-Hybrid SH-AWD® (Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive), recently introduced during a 2012 North American International Auto Show on a NSX Concept. The opening hybrid complement utilizes a front-mounted electric motor, located within a twin purchase transmission, and a singular twin electric engine expostulate section with a shared torque tractable control complement to now beget disastrous or certain torque to a back wheels during cornering. This provides a new turn of lively and certainty to emanate an “on-the-rails-cornering” experience.

Safety

The Acura RLX will offer an endless array of pacifist and active reserve features. These embody a Collision Mitigation Braking System™ and a initial concentration of Acura’s Lane Keep Assist System.  In addition, Forward Collision Warning and Lane Departure Warning will be offering as customary apparatus on a RLX.

Passive reserve facilities will embody front, side and side-curtain airbags for a motorist and front passenger, and a driver’s knee airbag. The RLX also incorporates a second era of Acura’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) physique structure, with reinforced front support members for serve extended frontal pile-up appetite management. The RLX is approaching to grasp a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from NHTSA and TOP SAFETY PICK standing from IIHS. 

Advanced Telematics

In gripping with a ‘human-centered synergy’ concentration of Acura, a RLX will underline state-of-the-art communications, navigation and infotainment technologies with discerning and easy-to-operate controls. Dual LCD screens (8-inch arrangement and 7-inch hold screen) will yield easy and approach one-touch entrance to pivotal functions — including audio, heating and cooling, navigation and voice-to-text SMS content summary function.

The RLX will also underline a initial concentration of a next-generation AcuraLink® Communication System, that incorporates built-in two-way mobile communication to broach an array of new preference features, including airbag deployment notification, stolen car tracking, remote locking and unlocking, confidence alarm presentation and concierge service.

An all-new, 14-speaker ultra reward audio complement will be offering in serve to Acura’s endowment winning ELS Surround® sound system. Both audio systems yield MP3 connectivity around USB along with formation of HD radio™, Pandora® internet radio interface and Aha Radio® interface around Bluetooth® intelligent phone pairing. Using Aha, RLX drivers  can select from thousands of web-based audio stations, including music, live news, podcasts, audio books, personalized points of interest, and audio newsfeeds from Facebook and Twitter. In addition, a new Acura-exclusive intelligent phone concentration integrates intelligent phone functions (such as email, content messaging and contacts) into a RLX’s on-demand hold shade functions. Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® job and pre-loaded content summary replies yield for easy two-way communication.

The RLX also will be accessible with Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition™. This innovative complement offers a motorist a far-reaching operation of hunt options including Bing™ hunt functionality and a choice for an AcuraLink® concierge to send a end to a vehicle’s navigation system. In addition, a RLX navigation complement will underline AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic™ for both highways and aspect streets.

Acura Brand

With a concentration on ‘human-centered synergy,’ Acura is embarking on a subsequent 25 years as a pioneering and innovative performance-luxury nameplate and is endeavour an assertive revitalization of a Acura product and record portfolio.

The RLX Concept is Acura’s fourth new indication entrance given Jan 2012, when Acura took a wraps off a redesigned RDX Protoype crossover SUV, all-new Acura ILX Concept sedan, and next-generation Acura NSX Concept supercar, during a North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Following a introduction of a prolongation versions of a some-more absolute and fuel-efficient 2013 RDX in March, and a all-new 2013 Acura ILX and ILX Hybrid sedans in May, a prolongation RLX will launch in early 2013. The next-generation Acura NSX, being grown by Honda RD Americas in a U.S., will be constructed in Ohio regulating domestically and globally sourced tools and launched within a subsequent 3 years.

Acura is raised an annual sales volume of 180,000 vehicles for a code in 2012, that would paint a scarcely 50 percent boost over 2011 sales results.

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