The all-new 2018 Acura TLX has decided to appear in front of the worldwide audience of the New York Auto Show, complete with the new “Precision Crafted Performance Design” language.
The TLX is the second vehicle in the Japanese automaker’s lineup to adopt the new styling, after the MDX, and finally discards the rather infamous “beak,” using in place a new diamond pentagon grille and front fascia that comes with embedded aggressiveness for the new TLX. The model, in A-Spec trim, comes with a more emotional overall design, with Acura hoping to appeal to millennials, among other, younger audiences. The new A-Spec trims makes use of a new V6 and a sport tuned suspension, and can be had with FWD or the Super Handling all-wheel-drive. There are also round LED fog lights, emphasized side sills, a rear diffuser flanked by round dual-exhaust tips, and a gloss black decklid spoiler – the set of 19-inch wheels is exclusive to the A-Spec trim.
The TLX comes with pretty much every amenity of a modern luxury sedan – Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and AcuraWatch are standard across trims, and there’s also a new dual-screen user interface, including a seven-inch central touchscreen that’s “approximately 30 percent faster” than before. Powertrain wise, the 2.4-liter i-VTEC four-cylinder engine is a carry over, while the new addition is the V6 – though details about it are scarce at the moment, so we don’t know if it’s an update of the 3.5-liter engine, or a rumored new 3.0-liter.