Acura Automobiles: All-New 2014 Acura RLX Employs an Array of New Signature Acura Technologies to Deliver a New Level of Performance, Sophistication and Driving Comfort

Posted on 15. Feb, 2013 by in Acura Canada

Acura announced currently a all-new 2014 RLX is a many powerful, spacious, and technologically modernized sedan introduced by a oppulance brand. Powered by an all-new 310-horsepower direct-injected V-6 engine, and featuring an array of Acura signature technologies, including Precision All-Wheel Steer™, Jewel Eye™ LED headlights, and a subsequent era of a AcuraLink® connected automobile system, a RLX delivers new levels of technology-enhanced performance, comfort and preference in Acura’s flagship sedan.

Using intelligent packaging, modernized aerodynamics, and lightweight physique design, along with fuel-saving i-VTEC with Variable Cylinder Management engine technology, a RLX delivers a many atmospheric five-passenger seating in a category along with a top-class EPA fuel economy rating of 20/31/24 mpg (city/highway/combined)1.

With a longer wheelbase and wider hothouse than competing mid-luxury sedans, a new RLX delivers full-size interior space in a nimbler, mid-size oppulance sedan package.  The RLX boasts a longest rear-seat legroom (38.8 inches), and best front (59.6 inches) and behind (57.0 inches) shoulder room in a mid-luxury class. The RLX modernized physique pattern creates endless use of high-strength steel and aluminum, serve helping a superb fuel efficiency, straight-line performance, and aloft doing agility. 

The new RLX reaches aloft and over into a high-end oppulance sedan marketplace with an implausible array of modernized safety, driver-assistive, and information and media technologies, including a customary next-generation AcuraLink™ connected automobile system, and Multi-Angle Rearview Camera; along with accessible Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow and Blind Spot Information (BSI) system. Safety systems accessible on a RLX embody technologies such as Collision Mitigation Brake System (CMBS), Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW).

Utilizing Acura’s next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ II (ACE™ II) physique structure, along with 7 airbags (including new driver’s knee airbag), a RLX is expected to acquire top-level reserve ratings – a 5-star NCAP Overall Vehicle Score, and IIHS “TOP SAFETY PICK+” rating, including a GOOD rating in a IIHS tiny overlie frontal collision test. 

World record firsts

  • Jewel-Eye™ LED headlights raise a RLX’s complicated and particular coming while providing superb light placement and softened down-the-road illumination.
  • Precision All-Wheel Steer™ (P-AWS) invariably monitors and calculates a scold volume of eccentric rear-wheel steering (toe angle) required to assistance a RLX accommodate pushing conditions with a pinnacle palliate and stability.
  • Scheduled to entrance on a 2014 RLX, Sport Hybrid Super Handling All Wheel Drive (Sport Hybrid SH-AWD) is an innovative new expostulate complement that blends hybrid appetite with Acura’s modernized Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD). (More information on a RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD will be supposing before to a on-sale date.)
  • Engineered by one of a world’s many reward audio companies, a accessible 14-speaker Krell reward audio complement sets a new benchmark in automotive audio opening (RLX with Krell Audio package and RLX with Advance package trims).

U.S. Technology Firsts

  • The accessible next-generation AcuraLink™ delivers a brood of new information, media, convenience, and certainty services around embedded two-way communications and web-enabled devices, including AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic™ featuring turnpike trade and all-new aspect travel traffic.
  • The available Front seatbelt e-pretensioners use electronic controls to revoke tragedy for a some-more gentle seatbelt knowledge during normal pushing conditions. This is a initial seatbelt tensioning complement to incorporate bend transformation as good as braking.

Acura Technology Firsts

  • Acura’s initial direct injected engine contributes to a 3.5-liter V-6 engine’s high performance, low emissions, and 20/31/24 mpg EPA city/highway/combined fuel economy rating.1
  • Double wishbone, double corner front suspension optimizes cessation geometry to significantly urge agility, motorist certainty and float sophistication.
  • Agile Handling Assist uses active braking to assistance a motorist uniformly and simply snippet a preferred line by a bend with smaller steering inputs.
  • The available Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow allows a RLX to exclusively say a set following stretch in low-speed trade conditions, including stop and go traffic, and to trigger automobile braking when necessary.
  • The accessible Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) uses a camera to detect line markings on a highway and actively support a motorist in gripping a automobile in a rescued lane.
  • Forward Collision Warning (FCW) uses a camera mounted in a top apportionment of a windshield to detect vehicles brazen of a RLX and audibly and visually warning a motorist when it determines that a collision with a rescued automobile is imminent.
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW) uses a same windshield-mounted camera as a FCW complement to detect line markings on a highway and warning a motorist if a automobile is erratic from a rescued lane.
  • Electric Parking Brake provides one-touch parking stop activation. 
  • Automatic Brake Hold maintains a vehicle’s position for adult to 10 (10) mins but a motorist carrying to say vigour on a stop pedal. Braking is expelled when a motorist stairs on a accelerator pedal.
  • The RLX’s accessible retractable doorway mirrors can be configured to automatically redress when a doors are locked, and afterwards automatically extend when a doors are unlocked.
  • Multi-angle rearview camera with energetic guidelines uses active discipline that curve, displaying a volume of steering circle submit on a arrangement to support in backup maneuvers.
  • Capless fueling eliminates a fuel top and improves palliate of fueling.
  • A driver’s side knee airbag is designed to assistance keep a motorist in a scold seating position in a eventuality of a assuage to serious frontal collision.

RLX MODEL RANGE
There are 5 grades: a well-equipped RLX, a RLX with Navigation, a feature-packed RLX with Technology package, a RLX with Krell Audio package, and a top-of-the-line RLX with Advance package. Major RLX customary facilities by class are as follows:

RLX

  • All-new 3.5-liter Direct Injection SOHC i-VTEC® V-6 engine with
  • Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) cylinder deactivation system
  • Re-engineered Sequential SportShift 6-speed involuntary with paddle shifters
  • Precision All-Wheel Steer™
  • Jewel Eye™ LED headlights
  • 18-inch noise-reducing amalgamate wheels
  • Michelin 245/45 R18 M+S all-season tires
  • Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) with Traction Control
  • Expanded perspective driver’s counterpart
  • Multi-angle rearview camera
  • Electric parking brake
  • Smart Entry (front doors and trunk) with Push Button start
  • Leather-wrapped steering circle and change knob
  • Heated 12-way tractable (8-way appetite and 4-way appetite lumbar support) front seats
  • Power lean and telescoping steering column
  • 8-inch tone audio/information screen
  • 7-inch On-Demand Multi-Use Display™ with heard and pleasing feedback
  • Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®
  • Acura/ELS® audio complement (10-speaker)
  • XM Radio®
  • HD radio
  • USB port
  • AUX jack
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Power tilt/slide moonroof
  • Tri-zone involuntary meridian control
  • HomeLink®
  • Auto on/off headlights
  • Leather-wrapped change knob
  • Power doorway lock/unlock
  • Power exhilarated side mirrors with retreat interlocking autotilt down
  • One-touch spin signals
  • Capless fueling

RLX with Navigation

  • Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition™
  • Next-generation AcuraLink®
  • Color Multi-Information Display (MID)

RLX with Technology

  • 19-inch noise-reducing amalgamate wheels
  • Michelin 245/40 R19 M+S all-season tires
  • Premium Milano leather seats
  • Blind Spot Information complement (BSI)
  • Acura/ELS Studio® Premium Audio System (14-speaker)
  • Acoustic potion (windshield, front and behind doorway windows)
  • Rain intuiting windshield wipers
  • Power retractable side mirrors
  • Smart Entry (all 4 doors and trunk) with Push Button start

RLX with Krell Audio

  • Krell ultra-premium audio complement (14-speaker)
  • Expanded behind doorway sunshade
  • Power operated behind window sunshade

RLX with Advance

  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
  • Parking sensors (2 front/4 rear)
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Heated behind seats
  • Rear chair feet light
  • Auto-dimming side mirror

POWERTRAIN
The 2014 RLX is powered by an all-new 3.5-liter Direct Injection SOHC
i-VTEC® V-6 engine matched to a Sequential SportShift 6-speed involuntary with paddle shifters. This is a initial Acura prolongation automobile to underline “Earth Dreams Technology,” that is comprised of a next-generation set of technological advancements to a engine, that severely raise both pushing opening and fuel efficiency.

Rated during 310 horsepower and 272 lb.-ft. of torque (SAE net), a V-6 powerplant in a RLX develops an additional 10 horsepower and 1 lb.-ft. of torque compared to a 3.7-liter engine versed in a RL. For well-developed drivability, a RLX’s new 3.5-liter engine produces in additional of 90 percent of a rise torque over a really extended operation of engine speeds, from 2,000 rpm to 6,600 rpm.

In annoy of a rise horsepower increase, a new engine has considerable EPA- fuel economy ratings for a oppulance sedan, with ratings of 20 mpg in a city and 31 mpg on a highway. The 3.5-liter engine meets a difficult ULEV-2 California Air Resources Board (CARB) emissions rating.

BODY
The 2014 RLX is incomparable than a before RL indication in several pivotal extraneous dimensions, including width, wheelbase, and front and behind track.  The wheelbase, during 112.2 inches, is dual inches longer than a before RL model, providing some-more behind newcomer room and improving a float peculiarity in a process. At 74.4 inches wide, a RLX is also a estimable 1.7 inches wider than a before RL model.

Static and energetic acerbity and behind parallel acerbity are significantly improved. To boost acerbity and acerbity in pivotal areas but augmenting weight, 55 percent of a RLX physique in white is done from high-strength steel. Hot-stamped high-strength steel is used in pivotal areas for extended reserve collision performance, with a total advantage of expected high scores in slight offset, side impact, and roof strength tests. Extensive use of aluminum physique components in pivotal areas saves 76.1 pounds compared to normal all-steel construction.

The 2014 RLX facilities a world’s initial Jewel Eye™ LED headlights, that offer superb light placement and glorious down-the-road enlightenment opening and light characteristics. The RLX taillights implement periphery LED illumination that is both effective and rarely distinctive.

CHASSIS
The customary Precision All-Wheel Steer (P-AWS) complement on a RLX invariably monitors and calculates a scold volume of eccentric rear-wheel steering (toe angle) required for pushing conditions. As a industry’s initial left/right eccentric rear-wheel toe angle control system, P-AWS uses an all-electric complement that enhances pushing dynamics.

In front, a RLX’s new double-wishbone, reduce double-joint front suspension with Amplitude Reactive Dampers significantly improves doing agility, motorist certainty and security, and float sophistication. In back, a RLX’s multi-link behind suspension is optimized for a prosaic float during cornering, assured branch capability, and a well-spoken float in a accumulation of urban, highway and open highway scenarios.

Available Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) allows a motorist to set a preferred speed and a stretch interlude behind a automobile rescued ahead, permitting a use of journey control in light traffic. This complement is total with a new Low-Speed Follow capability, that extends a involuntary following capability when trade slows next a set speed. If a automobile rescued brazen is in operation of a complement and comes to a stop, a RLX will also come to a stop. When a automobile brazen moves forward, a automobile idol on a multi-information arrangement will start to blink. With a press of a steering wheel-mounted symbol or a press of a accelerator pedal, a RLX will resume a before set speed.

The RLX’s high-efficiency Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) enhances automobile fortitude when cornering. If automobile understeer or oversteer is detected, a complement selectively reduces appetite and/or brakes particular wheels to assistance scold a condition and stabilise a vehicle.

Finally, a accessible Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) scans a highway brazen to actively support a motorist in pushing in a center of a rescued lane.

The RLX and RLX with Navigation grades underline 7-spoke 18x8J noise-reducing amalgamate wheels while a Technology, Krell Audio and Advance grades underline incomparable 19x8J noise-reducing amalgamate wheels. The special noise-reducing pattern lowers tire sound by 7-decibels opposite a heard magnitude range.

INTERIOR OVERVIEW
The 2014 RLX interior is an all-new pattern that combines welcoming five–passenger comfort with by distant a many oppulance and record ever charity in an Acura. High-end reward elements like a delicately stitched leather instrument row cover, soft-touch materials, reward finishes and abounding wood-grain accents mix with an discerning new control blueprint to emanate a particular sourroundings in balance with this oppulance opening sedan’s clearly tangible sporting character.

Passenger space has increasing in pivotal measure compared to a 2012 RL, with some-more shoulder room front and rear. Rear chair legroom has been increasing a estimable 2.5-inches. Heated 12-way tractable (8-way appetite and 4-way appetite lumbar support) front seats are standard, charity all-day comfort along with abounding parallel support for assertive driving.

Standard tri-zone meridian control ensures newcomer comfort around a cabin. Ventilated front seats and exhilarated behind seats are customary in a Advance grade. Rich, lush stain-resistant Milano leather seating is customary in a RLX with Technology package and aloft grades; a bottom class has fake leather-trimmed seating.

With a stretched operation of customary and accessible record facilities built into a RLX, estimable engineering bid was put into creation any underline discerning and easy-to-use. The focal indicate of a new instrument row is a large, 8-inch tone audio/information shade that provides a operation of useful information and entrance to an array of customizable features. When versed with a navigation system, a shade positioned in this same plcae combines audio/information and navigation functions.

A 7-inch tone On Demand Multi-Use Display™ (ODMD) touchscreen is positioned within easy strech controls a audio complement and many other features. A delegate large, 8-inch tone audio/information shade provides a operation of useful information and entrance to an array of customizable features.

The RLX is versed with a next-generation AcuraLink® cloud-based connected automobile system, delivering a extensive array of media, convenience, and certainty services around embedded two-way communications and web-enabled devices. AcuraLink® leverages Pandora® interface for streaming audio and a Aha™ by Harman cloud-based interface to yield users with thousands of customizable cloud-based news, information and media feeds. The next-generation AcuraLink® also delivers an array of available, subscription-based, certainty and preference features, such as AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic™ featuring turnpike trade and, for a initial time, aspect travel trade information.

The new era of a complement creates a entrance in navigation-equipped trims of a 2014 Acura RLX, and will be accessible with three-tiers of service: a Standard Package, that is nominal for 3 years, and a Connect and Premium Packages, that are subscriber-based services providing new levels of connectivity for a oppulance customer.

Exceptional audio opening has prolonged been an Acura hallmark, and in a RLX, 3 audio systems are offered, starting with an considerable Acura/ELS® 10-speaker sound system. In a RLX Technology grade, a Acura/ELS Studio® Premium Audio System is standard, with an modernized 14-speaker array. In a Krell Audio and Advance grades, a 14-speaker Krell complement — with speakers and amplifiers engineered over a final 4 years by one of a many reputable audio companies in universe — sets a new benchmark in automotive audio performance.

New Interior Technology

  • Tri-zone involuntary meridian control
  • Multi-view rearview camera with energetic discipline
  • 8-inch tone audio/information screen
  • 7-inch On-Demand Multi-Use Display™ with audio and pleasing feedback
  • Coded Valet Mode
  • Acura/ELS® Premium 10-speaker sound system
  • Available Acura/ELS® Studio® Premium 14-speaker audio system
  • Available Krell 14-speaker ultra-premium audio system
  • Available tone MID (between tachometer and speedometer)
  • Available surface-street trade rerouting
  • Available Lane Keeping Assist System
  • Available Blind Spot Information (BSI) complement
  • Available Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow
  • Available next-generation AcuraLink® (Standard, Connect and Premium packages)
  • Pandora® interface
  • Aha™ interface
  • SMS content messaging3 function
  • E-mail function

SAFETY AND SECURITY
The new 2014 Acura RLX is versed with a prolonged list of customary and accessible reserve technologies. The RLX is expected to acquire a 5-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), including a GOOD rating in a Institute’s new tiny overlie frontal collision test.

Active reserve technologies embody Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) with Traction Control, Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW). Passive reserve facilities embody a next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ II (ACE™ II) physique structure, dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags, front side airbags, side-curtain airbags with rollover sensors, driver’s knee airbag, front chair conduct restraints, and front seatbelt e-pretensioners.

The RLX is versed with Acura’s next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ II(ACE™ II) physique structure, that uses companion front support members designed to catch and route pile-up appetite around a newcomer cabin in a frontal collision.

About Acura
Acura offers a full line of technologically modernized opening oppulance vehicles by a network of 272 dealers within a United States. The Acura lineup facilities 7 particular models including a RL oppulance opening sedan, a TL opening oppulance sedan, a TSX Sport Wagon and sedan, a ILX compress oppulance sedan, a RDX oppulance crossover SUV, a MDX oppulance competition application automobile and a ZDX four-door sports coupe.

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*MSRP excludes tax, license, registration, automobile options and end assign of $895.00. Dealer prices might vary.
1Preliminary EPA fuel economy ratings dynamic by Acura. Final EPA fuel eonomy ratings not accessible during a time of printing. Use for comparison functions only. Your tangible mileage will change depending on how we expostulate and say your vehicle.

 

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