Acura TSX fans now have to say goodbye to the TSX, now that Acura has decided to combine the TSX and TL nameplates into one with the new 2015 TLX.
Acura TSX fans now have to say goodbye to the TSX, now that Acura has decided to combine the TSX and TL nameplates into one with the new 2015 TLX. Acura just previewed the 2015 TLX with the TLX prototype at the Detroit Auto Show, which is pretty much what we can expect the 2015 TLX to look like.
“The Acura TLX Prototype is a precursor of some amazing things we have in store for our Acura sedan customers,” said Mike Accavitti, senior vice president, American Honda Motor, Co., Inc. “As you would expect from an Acura, this completely new model will offer innovative technologies that break down the barriers between the driver and the machine to deliver a more intuitive, connected and personal driving experience.”
The TLX slots in between the ILX and RLX sedans in Acura’s lineup and is 3.8 inches shorter in overall length than the current TL, yet rides on the same 109.3 inch wheelbase as the TL. Even though its a bit smaller on the outside, Acura says that the interior dimensions will be the on par with the current TL.
Under the hood the 2015 TLX will arrive with a direct-injected 2.4L four-cylinder that is mated to an 8-speed dual clutch transmission and a 3.5L V6 that is mated to a new 9-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel-drive is standard, but the 3.5L V6 employs a new generation of Acura’s signature Super-Handling All Wheel Drive technology that is 25 percent lighter and incorporates new torque-vectoring control logic.