2015 Acura TLX to Officially Debut in New York

At this year’s Detroit auto show, Acura showed off a prototype of the 2015 Acura TLX, a midsize sport-luxury sedan that will combine the previous TL and TSX models into one nameplate. Now, the automaker confirmed the production Acura TLX will make its official debut at the 2014 New York auto show in April before going on sale later this year.

The standard car should look nearly identical to the prototype TLX (pictured), with its typical Acura “shield” grille design, jeweled LED headlights, and slightly slab-sided profile. The overall look closely mimics the larger Acura RLX sedan, and Acura is emphasizing that the TLX completes the brand’s new three-sedan lineup comprised of the compact ILX, midsize TLX, and large RLX.

The 2015 Acura TLX will also be a showcase for new powertrain technology from Acura. Standard for the TLX is a 2.4-liter direct-injection four-cylinder engine that pairs with a new Acura-developed eight-speed dual-clutch transmission. The larger 3.5-liter V-6 engine will mate with a nine-speed automatic transmission and is also available with Acura’s Super-Handling All-Wheel-Drive (SH-AWD) system. Front-wheel-drive models are also equipped with the same Precision All-Wheel Steer (P-AWS) technology found on the Acura RLX.

As expected, the 2015 Acura TLX will be available with a full suite of active safety technologies, including forward collision warning, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, and a blind spot monitor. Although the prototype TLX in Detroit did not have an interior, we expect to see the same dual-screen infotainment setup as found on many other Acura and Honda models.

Stay tuned for more news about the 2015 Acura TLX including power numbers, fuel economy, and pricing as it nears its debut in New York.

ssranon
Ugly front badge is still ugly. Unfortunately the whole pointy schnoz is just awful. 
The rest of the design is nice though. A little rhinoplasty on the subsequent version and they'll have themselves a nice looking car.
John Meyer
This is what I have been waiting for.  Great new design and the headlights are something out of the future.  Great Job Acura!
Whatnow
If the i4 comes with BHP at or near 250 and the weight is reduced as speculated in some publishing's, it will be a nice option in this crowded class.  This is the first design from Acura that has peaked my interested in a very long time.  The 3.5 liter V-Tec has been a very good engine, and since they are increasing the power rating to what the current 3.7 liter is, I also expect the fuel economy with the 9 spd should easily be over 30 MPG hwy.
Wolf47
At one time I was a fan of Acura, but we parted when Acura lost its way.  Once a leader in sport-lux sedans rivaling BMW, today its not even a second tier brand.  I wish them luck with these new sedans.  Unfortunately, the brief writeup and pictures do not inspire hope for the brand. 
Kenneth Herbert
Love it. I can't wait for the full line to come out. And the wagon comes out when, exactly? Anybody there? Acura, remember you used to make a wagon?
ssranon
@Whatnow  Sorry, I don't mean to be a grammar nazi, but I think you meant it "piqued" your interest? (peak/peek/pique are not the same thing).
Whatnow
@Kenneth Herbert  One can hope. I like the TSX and now gone CTS wagon.
Whatnow
@ssranon  With the SS at the beginning of your pseudonym, perhaps you really are what you apologize to be?  Dispute my comment on the car; fine, otherwise go waste someone else s time.

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