Acura RLX 2020 – updated flagship Acura


New models Akura 2019-2020 replenished sedan Acura RLX, survived the planned multi-faceted restyling. In our review, the updated flagship of the Japanese manufacturer Akura RFH 2020 – photo, price, configuration and technical characteristics of the sports sedan premium. The public premiere of the new Acura RLX 2020 sedan is scheduled for Monterey Automotive Week (Pebble Beach, California, USA) in mid-August 2020, sales of new products will start in North America in November this year at a price of 61,000 dollars for the sedan Acura RLX with atmospheric 3, 5-liter engine and from 66,000 dollars for a hybrid version of the Acura RLX Sport Hybrid.

Photo Acura RLX 2019-2020 front view

It should be noted immediately that the premium sports sedan Acura RLX 2020 model year in the process of updating not only changed externally, having received a proprietary face in the style of crossovers Acura CDX and Acura MDX , and also sedan Acura TLX , but acquired a more solid and high-quality interior, AcuraWatch security system with advanced features, richer basic equipment and the newest 10 !!! speed automatic transmission that came to replace the 6 automatic transmission.
We’ll try to tell you about all the innovations in detail and start, of course, with the new body of the premium Acura RX sedan.

Restyling five-meter Japanese sedan touched the front and rear of the body of the model. A new hood appeared on the front with a different relief than the pre-reform sedan, a stylish pentagonal falshradiator grille covered with a fine-grained mesh, new larger and more expressive all-LED headlamps with original strokes of daytime running lights, a modernized bumper with LED fog lamps, chrome boomerangs emphasizing compact vertical Air ducts and splitter.


The stern of the renewed Akura flagship has got a new bumper with an insert simulating the diffuser and trapezes of exhaust pipe tips. LED parking lights have become more elegant and respectable due to the new three-dimensional pattern.

Photo Acura RLX 2019-2020 rear view

For good reason, the manufacturer offers wheel rims with a new design for the updated model, and the paint palette is expanded with three new colors, two of which are premium Brilliant Red Metallic (bright red) and Majestic Black Pearl (magic black pearl).

Changes in the interior of the updated sedan Acura RLX 2020 model year are minimal. Designers and builders responsible for interior models have prepared for the restyling versions of the premium sports sedan more qualitative finishing materials and new more comfortable seats for the driver and front passenger.

photo interior Acura RLX 2019-2020

At the same time, the novelty is available for order in only one very rich complete set, which includes all the attributes of premium cars, which provide not only the comfort and entertainment of all crew members, but also their safety. So, by default, there is an advanced security system AcuraWatch (Collision Mitigation Braking System with the function of automatic braking and detecting pedestrians, Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control and Road Departure Mitigation), cameras providing an overview, interior trim leather and natural wood panels, a premium Krell Audio audio system, heated front and rear seats, as well as a steering wheel, a driver’s and front passenger’s seat with electric adjustment and ventilation, all-LED headlights Veta, fog and tail lights, multimedia system with two color screens and a lot of other chips.

Technical characteristics of Acura RLX 2019-2020 year. Like the pre-reform model, the updated Akura SLC sedan is offered in two versions.
Acura RLX with gasoline atmospheric engine 3.5 SOHC i-VTEC V6 (310 HP 369 Nanometers) in the company with 10 automatic transmissions. To buyers the sedan is offered, both with a drive on front wheels, and system of a full drive AWD. The use of a 10-speed automatic, according to the manufacturer, provides the sedan with better dynamic characteristics, while fuel consumption has become less.
Hybrid sedan Acura RLX Sport Hybrid with a power plant with a total capacity of 377 hp 511 Nm, which includes a 3.5-liter petrol V6 (310 hp 369 Nm) and three electric motors (one 35 kW for the front wheels is integrated into a single unit with a gearbox 7 DCT and two on the rear axle – Twin Motor Unit with a capacity of 29 kW each for each rear wheel), a 1.3 kW Li-Ion rechargeable battery, the Intelligent Power Unit installed behind the rear seats. This hybrid power Sport Hybrid Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive provides the sedan with all-wheel drive and the ability to move in fully electric mode.

The modernized hybrid Akura RLC sedan has received progressive settings of electric motors and robotic gearbox, becoming more gambling in control and dynamic during acceleration. Fortunately, the experience of Japanese engineers who created a hybrid super-car Acura NSX , allows you to improve and cheaper expensive models.