2018 Acura TLX is heading to New York image

Acura is sending into the Big Apple the upcoming facelifted TLX sedan, ready to stage its worldwide debut during the New York Auto Show this coming April.

The company has decided to make the trip official by sending out a teaser in advance, though additional details regarding the updated sedan remain shrouded in mystery. Acura has commented the upgrade “includes new premium features and technology enhancements that place the TLX among the most technologically advanced and well-equipped cars in its segment.” From spy shots seen on the world wide web we do know the TLX is borrowing essential cues from Acura’s Precision Concept and could actually be seen with three distinct face jobs – either due to different trims or powertrains.

We’re actually not expecting anything spectacular on the technical level – the current TLX can be had with two powertrains – the base is Acura’s 2.4-liter inline-four engine packing 206 horsepower, linked to an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission. More power comes from the 290-hp, 3.5-liter V6, mated to a nine-speed automatic. This version can also be paired to the brand’s proprietary Super Handling All-Wheel Drive system. It’s still unclear if these options will carry on, but we can be sure the SH-AWD system at least will soldier on for the flagship iteration.