Acura has unveiled the all-new 2015 Acura TLX at the New York Auto Show.
Acura has unveiled the all-new 2015 Acura TLX at the New York Auto Show. Acura already previewed the TLX with a prototype version at the Detroit Auto Show, so what you see here isn’t a big surprise, but at least we now have all the specs.
The 2015 TLX is shorter and lighter than the outgoing TL, but it’s wheelbase is the same. In terms of styling, the TLX is more toned down than the outgoing TL, but is also a bit sportier and interesting to look at than the TSX.
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The TLX will be offered with a 206-hp 2.4L four-cylinder that’s mated to a new eight-speed dual clutch transmission or a 3.5L V6 with 290 horsepower that’s mated to a new nine-speed automatic transmission. The 2.4L engine is only available with front-wheel-drive and is rated at 24/35 mpg. The 3.5L is available with either front or all-wheel-drive, with the front-wheel-drive version being rated at 21/34 mpg and the all-wheel-drive version being only slightly less fuel efficient at 21/31 mpg.
The TLX’s feature list is consistent with Acura’s other models like Bluetooth, heated and ventilated front seats, push button start and the AcuraLink cloud-based system. One interesting feature is the traditional gear selector has been deleted from the V6 equipped TLX and in its place a push-button system lets you select the gear you need.
“Harnessing the exhilarating power of new engines, new highly-efficient transmissions and next-generation dynamics technology – blended perfectly with impeccable style and luxury – the TLX will deliver a thrill like no other,” said Mike Accavitti, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Acura. “Both the considerable performance capabilities of the TLX and the serious energy and resources brought to the brand from the newly dedicated Acura team herald the start of a new era for Acura.”