2015 Acura TLX – The Fusion of the TSX and TL Model
Current Auto Concepts
The year 2014-2015 has seen a lot of new concepts in the auto industry. From remodelling to fusion and the introduction of economical power engines, both hybrid and fuel burned. The introduction of the 2015 Acura TLX brings the concept of fusion into the spotlight for many car enthusiasts.
2015 Acura TLX
The 2015 Acura TLX is basically the merging of Acura’s mid size sedan particularly the TSX and TL model. First introduced as a prototype at the 2014 Detroit Auto Exhibit, the Acura TLX is a lighter and shorter version of Acura’s mid size sedans.
The TLX integrates several features that are found on the bigger RLX model. What is noticeable is the catching use of LED headlights and LED outlined side mirrors providing an illuminated aura during night driving. As the wheel base remains the same there is no compromise of the interior space. The fenders of the TLX may seem a bit oversized to cover it’s 20 inch wheels but nevertheless, it is still a nice concept to view at.
Going into the interior of the TLX, there are 2 entertainment screens that are connected through the Acura link system. This provides passengers with internet based applications such as Pandora internet radio, Aha and other online applications. For driving convenience, the vehicle comes with a suit of technology based application ensuring both safety and comfortability to the driver. These include "forward collision warning", "active brake application", "lane departure warning" and "lane keep assist".
Power Engine Variants
The Acura’s engineers designed the new TLX to be economical and fuel efficient. Since it is lightweight, it requires a little less power from it’s predecessors. The introduction of the 2015 Acura TLX comes with a choice between 4 or 6 cylinder power engine. For the 4 cylinder power engine, there’s the TLX I-4 which is capable of producing 206 H.P. at 6800 rpm plus 182lbs/ft. of torque with 4500 rpm provided by it’s direct injection 2.4 liter I-4. The TLX I-4 is solely connected to an 8 speed dual clutch transmission combined with a torque converter providing efficient performance for stop and go traffic.
For the more power hungry users, the Acura TLX offers a 6 valve power engine. The 3.5 liter V6 which is capable of producing 290 H.P. at 6200 rpm and 267lb./ft at 4500rpm. Compared with the TSX where there is no mention of any sporty power engine variant, this 3.5 liter power engine is enough to produce up to 310H.P. from a base output of 290H.P. The TLX 3.5 liter V6 power plant comes with a 9 speed automatic transmission that is lighter than the 2014 variant.
The Acura TLX also comes with a front or rear wheel drive option for a user to choose from. While the front wheel drive provides a forward pull energy, the rear wheel still provides action. with the "accurate position all wheel steering system". What this system does is it provides a rear wheel steering or vectoring control for the driver. This works best during sharp corners or changing lanes.
Price and Launch Update
As of current report, the 2015 Acura TLX won’t be launched until late summer of this year. According to Acura’s spokesperson Chuck Schifsky “we don't view it as a major delay” Though there is no announcement yet to the price of the TLX, it is expected to start at the range beyond the TL model which is at $45,000 tops.
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