The Acura TLX in its 2015 version was already previewed by the TLX concept, and as the official public reveal at the New York auto show has it, the two were almost the same car.
The new 2015 TLX keeps basically unchanged all the exterior amenities from the concept, including the Jewel Eye LED headlights and is based – just like the TL model on the Honda Accord platform.
The TLX is a sportier designed sedan, with improved aerodynamics and a more aggressive stance, with Acura saying the sedan would deliver “higher levels of luxury refinement and sports-sedan athleticism.”
While details are still scarce, the TLX sedan is powered by two engines, which should be familiar to fans of the brand – a 2.4-liter 16-valve, direct-injected i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine and a 3.5-liter 24-valve direct-injected i-VTEC V6. The real news are the transmissions, as the first is mated to an all-new 8-speed dual-clutch transmission with torque converter while the later gets an also new 9-speed automatic.
Both engines come standard with front wheel drive, which also features Acura Precision All-Wheel Steer (P-AWS) technology, featuring independent left and right rear-wheel toe angle control. The all wheel drive model is only available with the V6 engine, and uses a newly redesigned Super-Handling All Wheel Drive system equipped with torque-vectoring.