2014 Detroit Motor Show LIVE: Acura TLX prototype image

Acura has officially unveiled the TLX prototype during the 2014 Detroit Motor Show, in a premiere.

After officially pulling the wraps off the TLX GT race car, Acura has also unveiled the new TLX prototype, which will serve as a preview for the production model, scheduled to go on sale later on this year. The vehicle in question has been finished in Athletic Red Pearl and it has an angular front end, with a prominent grille, Jewel Eye LED headlights, aerodynamic side skirts, a sculpted hood and some 20-inch alloy wheels.

Power to the Acura TLX, in its final production form, will be provided by a 2.4 liter four-cylinder engine, mated to an 8-speed dual clutch transmission, or by a 3.5 liter V6, mated to a nine-speed automatic gearbox. Power will be sent to the front-wheel drive but the next-gen Precision All-Wheel Steer will also become available on the 3.5 liter V6 models. The new Acura TLX is 3.8 inches shorter than the TL but it’s riding on the same 109.3 inch wheelbase. Additional details on the model in question will be announced later on this year, once the final production vehicle will be officially unveiled.