2021 Acura TLX
Acura just days ago unveiled its Type S Concept, and now the car most affected by the spectacular show car’s style has been identified.
The car is the redesigned Acura TLX, which is due on the market next year as a 2021 model.
2021 Acura TLX Design
While the Type S Concept’s lines have been reduced for the redesigned TLX, common aspects are present such as the long hood and generous dash-to-axle ratio. Such traits are normal of rear-wheel-drive cars, though it’s not likely Acura has taken this route.
Instead, the upgraded TLX is expected to make use of the Acura-exclusive platform that debuted in the 2019 RDX. As Acura chief Jon Ikeda stated at last year’s launch of the RDX, the SUV was just the first vehicle based on the platform.
It’s still a front-wheel-drive design, though there are significant improvements targeted at enhancing ride quality. For example, more than 50 percent of the construction is high-strength steel for improved body rigidness, while ultra-high-strength steel rings the doors to make the structure even stiffer. You’ll likewise find MacPherson strut suspension up front and an advanced a five-link independent setup in the back.
TLX Type S
This will bode well for a prepared TLX Type S that should likewise be all set in time for the 2021 model year. The Type S badge was last seen on an Acura back in 2008 on the TL sedan. At the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Acura revealed the Type S badge would return on numerous models, and a new turbocharged V-6 is on deck.
2021 Acura TLX Engine
We suspect the V-6 will be originated from the 3.5-liter twin-turbo in the NSX supercar, and that’s a great thing. Early test mules for the TLX Type S have been identified being benchmarked versus a 354-horsepower Audi S4 and 362-hp Mercedes-AMG C43, so you can picture the efficiency level the engineers are targeting. Naturally, the all-wheel-drive must be basic for the Type S.
As for the base version of the revamped TLX, the 272-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 that features in the RDX should make it. A hybrid choice might also remain in the pipeline. The sole transmission is anticipated to be a 10-speed automobile.
2021 Acura TLX Debut
Search for the revamped TLX to launching late this year or early next.