With a distinguished redesign for a 2018 indication year, a Acura RLX reflects a brand’s new Precision Crafted Performance pattern direction, formulating a some-more estimable and aspirational participation for Acura’s top-of-the-line oppulance sports sedan. In addition, a 2018 RLX advantages from poignant upgrades to a interior design, materials and technology, including a serve of Traffic Jam Assist to a AcuraWatch™ apartment of modernized reserve and driver-assistive technologies, charity as customary apparatus on all models.
The 2018 RLX, Acura’s many absolute automobile after a NSX supercar, also offers softened opening and response. Models versed with Acura’s exclusive three-motor Sport Hybrid SH-AWD® complement advantage from a lighter hybrid battery container (Intelligent Power Unit) and from softened control proof subsequent from a company’s knowledge in growth of a NSX. The 2018 Acura RLX with Precision All-Wheel Steer™ (P-AWS®) receives a new, some-more polished and manageable 10-speed involuntary transmission.
As a many worldly and absolute Acura sedan ever, a 2018 Acura RLX with Sport Hybrid Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH- AWD™) shares record with a NSX supercar, formulating a absolute and accurate pushing knowledge unmatched in a segment. For 2018, Acura has simplified a RLX trim structure to make a brand’s innovative Sport Hybrid record some-more fascinating and permitted by streamlining a charity to dual well-equipped variants.
The 377- sum complement horsepower 2018 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid seamlessly integrates a direct-injected V6 with 3 electric motors and Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ for present acceleration, accurate handling, superb all-weather opening and glorious fuel economy. Based on developments from a NSX supercar, a RLX Sport Hybrid powertrain and energetic doing has been serve optimized.
The 310-horsepower Acura RLX with Precision All-Wheel Steer™ is now corresponding to a new 10-speed Automatic Transmission (10AT) delivering a some-more manageable and polished pushing experience, with softened acceleration and flitting times. Engineered for high efficiency, low weight and low inertia, and an scarcely far-reaching ratio range, a 10-speed involuntary maximizes a RLX’s opening and fuel efficiency.
Body and Exterior
Inspired by a Acura Precision Concept, a dramatically restyled 2018 RLX and RLX Sport Hybrid exteriors are tangible by new front and back bodywork, side sills, wheels, lighting and trim. The innovations start with Acura’s signature solid pentagon grille with chrome surround, that is integrated together with a strenuously sculpted hood, front fascia and confidant chrome-trimmed revoke atmosphere openings.
This pattern incorporates restyled LED daytime using lights (DRL), LED haze lights (RLX Sport Hybrid) and Jewel-Eye™ LED high- and low-beam headlights. The RLX lighting provides efficient, absolute down-the-road-illumination, with a windswept coming that extends rearward to a new front fenders with their sculpted, robust circle arches.
The 2018 Acura RLX is complimented by 6 new extraneous colors (seven total) including Fathom Blue Pearl and dual reward paint offerings – Brilliant Red Metallic and Majestic Black Pearl.
As a serve growth of a RLX, a 2018 RLX’s doing and float comfort have been serve optimized for 2018. Developed to be loyal “driver’s cars,” a new RLX P-AWS and RLX Sport Hybrid both broach softened linearity of bend response. With a well-spoken and still ride, all-wheel steering on a RLX P-AWS and electric motor-powered torque vectoring on a RLX Sport Hybrid, a 2018 RLX lineup offers record and opening unmatched by other vehicles in a rival oppulance segment.
Proven technologies that assistance conclude a RLX P-AWS and RLX Sport Hybrid as comfortable, assured and able oppulance competition sedans continue for 2018, including high-output Electric Power Steering (EPS), double-wishbone front and multi-link back suspension, Amplitude Reactive Dampers, and a selectable Sport mode. Together, these modernized technologies concede a updated RLX and RLX Sport Hybrid to master pushing conditions as manifold as city trade and freeways, circuitous roads and wide-open farming Interstates, severe continue conditions, and remarkable puncture situations. Accurate, assured and fun-to-drive, a 2018 RLX and RLX Sport Hybrid paint a excellent interpretation nonetheless of Acura’s top-of-the-line competition oppulance sedan.
Key traits of a RLX framework dynamics include:
- Agile and accurate cornering with linear response
- Smooth and connected, naturally liquid handling
- Outstanding high-speed stability
- Comfortable, prosaic and well-spoken ride
- Confident braking performance
- Outstanding steering feel
- Outstanding cabin quietness
Interior and Key Features
The RLX’s interior is designed and engineered to yield a high grade of luxury, refinement, and technological sophistication, while ancillary an enchanting pushing experience. With easy seating for five, highlighted by an scarcely ample back seating area, a RLX combines flexibility with welcoming newcomer comfort. High-end reward elements embody a soft-touch interior features, new amalgamate and woodgrain finishes and new customary upgraded Milano leather seating.
For 2018, a Acura RLX receives redesigned seats featuring high-contrast piping and stitching, as good as a new Espresso interior tone option, that adds sophistication to an interior with class- heading space and comfort.
Standard facilities on a 2018 RLX Sport Hybrid embody reward Krell Audio System with 14 speakers, Surround View Camera, front and back parking sensors, LED haze lights, remote engine start, ventilated and exhilarated front seats, exhilarated outboard back seats, exhilarated steering circle and more.
Key Interior Features
- Upgraded chair pattern with Milano leather
- Milano leather-wrapped steering circle with Euro-style stitching
- Sophisticated interior styling with high-quality fit and finish
- Driver-oriented control layout
- Advanced and discerning orchestration and controls
- Shift-by-wire rigging selector (now on both RLX models)
- Large trunk: 14.9 cu-ft. in RLX P-AWS; 12.0 cu-ft. in RLX Sport Hybrid
- Roomy 5-person interior with 102.1 cu-ft. of newcomer volume
- Driver’s and front passenger’s 12-way energy seats, including 4-way energy lumbar
- Ventilated front seats (RLX Sport Hybrid)
- Head-Up Instrument Display (RLX Sport Hybrid)
Key Comfort and Convenience Features
- Smart Entry and Push Button Start/Stop
- Remote engine start (RLX Sport Hybrid)
- Hill Start Assist
- Auto-dimming rearview counterpart
- Electric Parking Brake with Brake Hold
Key Audio and Connectivity Features
- Acura/ELS® Studio Premium 14-speaker audio complement (RLX P-AWS)
- Krell ultra-premium 14-speaker audio complement (RLX Sport Hybrid)
- Pandora® and Aha™ formation
- SMS content messaging duty with concordant dungeon phones and e-mail duty with concordant dungeon phones
- USB pier connectivity (for iPod®, iPhone®, or “memory stick” storage devices)
- Auxiliary jack interface (for outmost MP3 song players)
- Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® wireless write interface with auto-pairing
- Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition™ and 8-inch screen
- Surface transport and highway trade
- Traffic rerouting
- GPS-linked meridian control
- Next-generation AcuraLink™ with Standard, Connect or Premium Package
Safety and Driver Assistance
The 2018 RLX facilities a AcuraWatch™ apartment of technologies as customary equipment, that has been extended with a serve of Traffic Jam Assist (TJA), a initial for Acura. TJA helps revoke motorist highlight in rarely undiluted trade situations by assisting keep a automobile in a lane, effectively fluctuating a lane-centering capabilities of a automobile to embody low-speed travel, while Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow maintains an interlude between a RLX and a automobile rescued ahead.
AcuraWatch™ also includes Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow, and Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) with Lane Departure Warning (LDW). AcuraWatch™ uses a millimeter call radar and monocular camera intuiting record to detect other vehicles as good as line markings and can assistance meddle to forestall or lessen a astringency of a collision.