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Acura Automobiles: Acura Marks 15th Anniversary of Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™

  • Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) opening record spans 4 generations, now accessible on 5 of 6 Acura models
  • Global sales of SH-AWD-equipped Acura vehicles to tip one million in 2019, with some-more than 925,000 sole to-date

Acura is celebrating a 15th anniversary of a industry-leading Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) record with a new video that illustrates SH-AWD®’s opening bravery and singular history. Acura’s groundbreaking SH-AWD® record has prolonged set a bar for performance-enhancing torque vectoring AWD and is now offering on 5 of 6 Acura models in possibly automatic (SH-AWD) or electric (Sport Hybrid SH-AWD) form. Additionally, Acura will transcend a one-million symbol in tellurian sales of SH-AWD®-equipped vehicles after this year.

In 2004, a initial era of Acura SH-AWD debuted on a 2005 RL sedan as a world’s initial torque-vectoring all-wheel expostulate system. The technology, that boldly distributes engine torque for extended doing and cornering performance, has been invariably modernized by mixed generations of growth and deployed on Acura’s many renouned models. The newest and many absolute era of automatic Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) debuted on a 2019 RDX in Jun 2018, braggadocio 40 percent some-more torque ability during a back axle, quicker front-to-rear torque send and 30 percent quicker send of torque between a left and right back wheels.  

Acura SH-AWD was stretched into a electrified area with a launch of Sport Hybrid SH-AWD in a 2014 RLX Sport Hybrid. This was followed by a second era NSX, a usually electrified supercar on sale today, and 2017 MDX Sport Hybrid. Sport Hybrid SH-AWD utilizes now accessible electric engine torque to rouse energetic opening and efficiency. The Acura MDX and RLX request a rear-mounted Twin Motor Unit (TMU) and front-mounted gas-electric hybrid engine, while a Acura NSX facilities a singular mid-engine sports automobile pattern with a front-mounted TMU. Despite pattern differences, all 3 Sport Hybrid models request a same record and implement many of a same components opposite supercar, SUV and sedan.

Acura SH-AWD: Through a Years

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Acura is a heading automotive oppulance nameplate that delivers Precision Crafted Performance – a joining to evocative styling, high opening and innovative engineering, all built on a substructure of peculiarity and reliability. The Acura lineup facilities 6 particular models – a RLX reward oppulance sedan, a TLX opening oppulance sedan, a ILX competition sedan, a five-passenger RDX oppulance crossover SUV, a seven-passenger Acura MDX, America’s all-time best-selling three-row oppulance SUV, and a next-generation, electrified NSX supercar.

Five of a 6 Acura models sole in North America are done in executive Ohio, regulating domestic and globally-sourced parts, including a ILX and TLX oppulance sports sedans (Marysville Auto Plant), a RDX and MDX oppulance SUVs (East Liberty Auto Plant) and a Acura NSX supercar, that is built to sequence during a Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio.

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