Beijing: Acura brand hits China image

The Japanese based automaker Honda has brought its Acura brand to China at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show, where the NSX, the ILX and the RDX have been revealed.

According to the car manufacturer, the Acura NSX supercar will be introduced in China in 2015 and the powerful vehicle has shared the same space with the Acura ILX sedan and with the Acura RDX crossover at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show. The new Acura NSX, which will wear the 2015 model year in its name, is expected to share the SH-AWD hybrid system with the successor of the Acura RL sedan, which will be made out of a V6 engine and a pair of electric motors, mated to a seven-speed double clutch transmission.

Besides the Acura NSX, Honda has also brought the Acura ILX sedan at the same Chinese automotive event. The ILX is already available in the United States for a starting price of 26,795 USD and the entry-level version is packing a touch screen audio system Pandora, text messaging functions, USB, power moonroof, automatic climate control, leather seats with cloth inserts, keyless entry and ignition and others. The 2013 Acura ILX Hybrid starts at $29,795.

The Acura RDX crossover was also shown at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show and the model is available in the US for $34,320. The crossover in standard is powered by a 3.5 liter V6 engine which is developing a total output of 273 HP. The unit is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission which is “moving” the front wheels, but the all-wheel drive system can be ordered for an extra $1,400. The base RDX is rated at 20/28 mpg in city/highway.