The novelties of the Japanese company Akura have replenished with the sedan Acura TLX 2018-2019 model year, presented in the New York Auto Show 2017 . In our review, the Japanese business sedan Akura TLH, survived the planned restyling, with photo and video, price and specifications, technical characteristics of the bright representative of the premium segment of mid-size sedans. Sales of new Acura TLX in America will start in early summer this year at a price of $ 32500-33000 dollars, which is slightly more than the cost of the pre-reform sedan Akura TLH, offered for 32 thousand dollars.
The updated Acura TLX sedan has a more modern exterior with a completely new front part formed by a chic pentagonal falshradiator grille, decorated with a scattering of diamonds and large company logos, modernized LED headlamps Jewel Eye with LED turn signals, new wings and a hood with a brighter relief, Another bumper with air intakes of solid size with a stylish fine-grained net.
The new Japanese business sedan is now offered in two basic levels of equipment: the Acura TLX A-Spec is a version of the car for young buyers with an aggressive body exterior design, large round fog lamps, huge exhaust pipe caps and a solid diffuser (white sedan in the photo) and Acura V6 TLX (sedan in red) with a more relaxed appearance, supplemented by an abundance of chrome parts for motorists of the older generation.
At the same time, both novelties look like real bully. It’s interesting whether this model of Acura will at least match the level of sales with its main and age-old rival Lexus ES . For reference, Lexus ES sedans in the last year in 2016 in America sold more than 58 thousand copies, and on the pre-reform model Acura TLX, only a few more than 37 thousand car owners have chosen.
Salon updated Acura sedan has changed minimally, but the manufacturer announced the presence of more advanced equipment. The standard multimedia system ODMD 2.0 is upgraded, which provides a 30% faster operation of the multimedia complex with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto interfaces, and a pair of color 7-inch screens are more susceptible to touch.
Also in the base of the updated sedan is a complex of security systems AcuraWatch, which includes the Collision Mitigation Braking System with automatic extensional braking system, Forward Collision Warning and Lane Keeping Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow, Road Departure Mitigation.
The updated Acura TLX is the only car in the class that is equipped with such equipment as standard. Competitors offer a similar set of security systems only for a surcharge. The interior is also pleased with high quality materials and neat assembly: leather and Alcantara, natural wood and polished aluminum.
Specifications Acura TLX 2018-2019 year. In the technique of the updated Japanese sedan, the changes are minimal. The more rigid springs and the stabilizer of lateral stability at the rear are installed, the steering with the electric amplifier can now boast even sharper, the all-wheel drive SH-AWD became available as a paid option and a sedan with a four-cylinder engine.
Under the hood restyling versions of the Akura TLH are installed only gasoline engines:
- Four-cylinder 2.4 DOHC I-VTEC (208 hp 274 Nm) paired with an 8-speed robotic gearbox.
- Six-cylinder 3.5 SOHC I-VTEC (290 hp 362 Nm) with a 9-speed automatic transmission.