2012 Acura TL Teased Before Chicago Auto Show Reveal

Go figure. Although the world is waiting to see if the new 2012 Acura TL retains the current model's controversial grille design, the automaker’s sole teaser image, released earlier this afternoon on Twitter, only shows the rear fascia.

Disappointing? Perhaps -- but we do see that the new TL’s rump receives a number of cosmetic changes for the 2012 model year. The new rear fascia is much less slab-sided than the previous model, thanks in part to a beveled edge running along the upper edge of the bumper itself. Acura has also moved the license plate mount up,  allowing for a clean, full-width diffuser design and slender reflectors.

We’d argue this is a cleaner, more attractive take on the TL’s angular design language -- and we can only hope this description applies to the remainder of the car’s sheetmetal. Fortunately, we won’t have to wait much longer to see if that’s the case. Acura plans on pulling the tarp shown here off the car bright and early tomorrow morning at the Chicago Auto Show. Stay with Automobile Magazine for all the latest TL news, along with other happenings in the Windy City.

Ted
Disappointing... what is this year 3 of the ugly design? The 2012 should be the final year and hopefully a full revamp in 2013. Until then just a few tweaks to make this one a bit less ugly. Nice job Acura....
tmvu13
Never really had a problem with the front, but despite the rear. Hope Acura does something drastic to it, beyond the little bit the teaser reveals.

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