Acura Automobiles: Acura Sport Hybrid SH-AWD Chosen as Finalist for Green Car Technology Award

Posted on 22. Jan, 2014 by in Acura Canada

Acura’s pioneering Sport Hybrid Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive (Sport Hybrid SH-AWD) complement has been selected as a finalist for Green Car Journal‘s2014 Green Car Technology Award, that will be awarded Jan 22, 2014 during a Washington Auto Show in Washington, D.C. The endowment considers technologies that capacitate significantly softened environmental performance. The 2014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid, rising in open of 2014, is a initial Acura car to implement this groundbreaking new record that delivers refreshing opening with class-leading fuel economy ratings around a three-motor hybrid complement with singular electric motor-powered torque-vectoring capability.

The RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD complement uses a sum of 3 electric motors. In front, there is a singular 35-kilowatt (47 horsepower) motor-generator integrated with a 7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission that boosts engine opening and helps recharge a vehicle’s lithium-ion battery container around regenerative braking and engine-powered electricity generation. In a rear, there is a Twin Motor Unit (TMU) containing dual 27-kilowatt (36 horsepower) electric motors that boldly discharge electric-motor torque to a back wheels, providing both certain and disastrous (regenerative braking) torque to assist opening and handling.

Mated to an advanced, lightweight and low-friction direct-injected V-6 engine, a Sport Hybrid SH-AWD in a Acura RLX Sport Hybrid combines V8-like opening with 4-cylinder-level fuel potency and refreshing “on a rails” doing opening like no other car in a class. The efficient, compress complement helps a Acura RLX Sport Hybrid grasp a many atmospheric five-passenger seating in a category while also garnering a top-in-class EPA fuel-economy rating of 28/32/30 mpg (city/highway/combined).1

The RLX also creates endless use of modernized materials, including aluminum and high-strength steel, to minimize car weight while augmenting physique acerbity and rigidity. High-strength steels contain 55 percent of a physique with ultra-high strength steel used in pivotal areas for extended collision performance, as illustrated in slight frontal equivalent and side impact pile-up reserve and roof strength tests. Use of aluminum in pivotal areas saves 76.1 pounds compared to normal all-steel construction, providing high strength with light weight that directly advantages ride, handling, fuel efficiency, emissions and reserve performance.

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About Acura
Acura offers a full line of technologically modernized opening oppulance vehicles by a network of 275 dealers within a United States. The Acura lineup facilities 6 particular models including a RLX oppulance flagship sedan, a TL opening oppulance sedan, a TSX Sport Wagon and sedan, a ILX compress oppulance sedan, a RDX oppulance crossover SUV, and a all-new MDX oppulance competition application vehicle.

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1 Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison functions only. Your mileage will change depending on pushing conditions, how we expostulate and say your vehicle, battery container age/condition, and other factors.

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