Acura Automobiles: 2018 Acura TLX Press Kit

The rested 2018 Acura TLX opening oppulance sedan launches with a some-more sporty and alluring demeanour reflecting a brand’s new pattern direction, along with an all-new TLX A-Spec various for V6 powered models, and new reward features. The 2018 TLX offers AcuraWatch™ as customary apparatus on all grades, heading all oppulance midsize sedans in a focus of modernized reserve and driver-assistive technologies.

The 2018 TLX also is a initial Acura to underline a redesigned dual-screen user interface (ODMD 2.0) with some-more discerning menus and authority structures complemented by a new 7-inch capacitive touchscreen (previously resistive type) with a 30-percent faster response time and Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ compatibility.

The 2018 TLX is a second indication in a Acura lineup (following a 2017 MDX) to take pattern cues from a Acura Precision Concept and boasts an alluring new style, highlighted by a Acura solid pentagon grille and amplified by a some-more neatly sculpted hood and front fenders, interconnected with clever energetic characteristics including some-more assertive and sporty front and back fascia, side sills, and accessible twin back empty finishers and back diffuser. Acura’s signature 5-lamp Jewel Eye™ LED headlights and new amalgamate circle designs finish a distinctive, jaunty and assertive impression of a 2018 TLX. 

New Features for TLX V6 Models
TLX V6 models underline a new back diffuser with unprotected dual-exhaust while a Technology Package adds a chrome side sill garnish, new leather seats with high-contrast stitching and piping, and power-operated driver’s chair thigh extension.

The TLX V6 Advance Package gains new, reward facilities including trapezoidal haze lights and back empty ports, a Surround View camera system, built-in wireless charging, white LED ambient interior light piping, a exhilarated steering circle and exhilarated back (outboard) seats, power-folding side mirrors, and a new body-colored decklid spoiler.

All-New TLX V6 A-Spec
Reflecting Acura’s Precision Crafted Performance DNA, a all-new 2018 TLX A-Spec, accessible on both front-wheel expostulate and SH-AWD™ variants of a V6-powered TLX, amps adult a sporty impression of TLX and facilities disdainful pattern elements inside and out, along with pivotal enhancements to framework tuning and wheel/tire specification. 

The TLX A-Spec’s singular styling starts in front with a matte-black solid pentagon grille with dim chrome surround, an assertive reduce front fascia with extended core atmosphere opening flanked by spin LED haze lights, and a dim coming for a Jewel Eye LED headlights. A-Spec disdainful 19-inch amalgamate wheels finished in Shark Gray paint are shod with 245-series tires and mix with aggressively flared side sills for a some-more jaunty and planted stance. The A-Spec extraneous upgrades continue during a back with a gloss-black decklid spoiler, “smoked” LED taillights, and an disdainful fascia featuring a reduce diffuser accented by 4-inch spin twin empty finishers. A matte-black side window approximate and A-Spec badging on a front fenders and back decklid completes a look.

Inside, a TLX V6 A-Spec facilities some-more aggressively bolstered front seats, an A-Spec-badged thick-rimmed steering wheel, red driver’s scale highlights, black superstar and post treatment, brushed aluminum-look interior trim, immaculate steel driver’s footrest, and front and back doorway sill trim.
In further to a softened parallel hold and responsiveness offering by Michelin Primacy 245/40R19 tires (compared to 225/50R18 on other V6 models), a TLX V6 A-Spec advantages from a retuned electric energy steering complement and check settings. Models with SH-AWD also get a quicker steering ratio for increasing response and a stiffer open rate and back stabilizer bar for softened physique control.

The TLX V6 A-Spec is accessible in 5 extraneous colors, including a trim-exclusive Still Night Blue Pearl, and one of twin singular interior tone schemes, Black with Alcantara™ chair and doorway inserts or Full Red that facilities a confidant red leather throughout. A-Spec models have a same underline set as a TLX V6 with Technology Package as good ventilated front seats, wireless charging pad and LED ambient light piping found in a Advance Package.

Powertrain and Chassis
The 2018 Acura TLX continues to be offering with twin modernized powertrains: a 2.4-liter, 206-horsepower i-VTEC inline-4 corresponding to an 8-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (8DCT) with torque converter; and a 3.5-liter, 290-horsepower i-VTEC V6 corresponding to a 9-speed involuntary transmission, that for 2018 has been retuned for a some-more polished feel.

Two-wheel expostulate variants of a 2018 TLX, with possibly a 2.4-liter or 3.5-liter engines, come versed with Acura Precision All-Wheel Steer™ (P-AWS™), with eccentric left and right rear-wheel toe angle control to raise altogether doing precision, low-speed maneuverability and high-speed stability.

Acura Super-Handling All Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®), a many worldly torque-vectoring AWD complement in a industry, is accessible for a initial time on all V6-powered variants (previously accessible with Technology or Advance Package only). SH-AWD elevates a TLX pushing knowledge to a new level, enhancing cornering grip, energy smoothness and all-weather doing and control by energetic placement of engine torque to all 4 wheels and eccentric control of torque smoothness to a left and right back wheels.

TLX 2.4-liter models can be upgraded with a Technology Package, and 3.5-liter models can be upgraded with possibly Technology, A-Spec or Advance Packages. Significant new or upgraded facilities and technologies for a 2018 Acura TLX:

2.4-liter TLX:

  • Newly styled front bumper, hood and front fenders
  • Restyled Jewel Eye™ LED headlights with automobile on/off and automobile high beam
  • LED daytime using lights and spin signals
  • Dark Burl/Acoustic timber interior appliques
  • Sirius XM 2.0
  • ODMD 2.0 user interface with capacitive touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Full-color TFT driver’s scale
  • Newly styled 17″ 10-spoke amalgamate wheels
  • Acura Watch™ apartment of reserve and driver-assistive technologies (now standard)

2.4-liter with Technology Package (adds to bottom TLX):

  • Navigation
  • HD Radio with Digital Traffic

3.5-liter V6 (adds to 2.4-liter TLX):

  • New back fender pattern with chrome accents
  • Exposed twin exhausts outlets
  • Rear diffuser

3.5-liter V6 TLX with Technology Package (adds to TLX V6):

  • Navigation
  • HD Radio with Digital Traffic
  • New chair styling with high-contrast stitching and piping
  • Driver’s chair power-operated thigh extender
  • Chrome side sill garnish

NEW: 3.5-liter V6 TLX A-Spec (adds to TLX V6 with Technology Package):

  • A-Spec disdainful extraneous styling and trim
  • A-Spec disdainful interior styling and trim
  • Round LED Fog Lights
  • New 19″ separate 5-spoke amalgamate wheels
  • Flush-mounted front and back parking sensors (+2 front sensors)
  • Gloss black back decklid spoiler
  • Increased front chair bolstering
  • Red LED ambient light piping – 10 locations
  • Red driver’s scale highlights
  • Wireless charging pad
  • Ventilated front seats

3.5-liter V6 TLX with Advance package (adds to Technology package):

  • Surround View Camera System
  • Trapezoidal LED haze lights
  • Flush-mounted front and back parking sensors (+2 front sensors)
  • Body-colored decklid spoiler
  • Newly designed 18″ 15-spoke amalgamate wheels
  • Power folding side mirrors
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Heated back outboard seats
  • Heated windshield
  • White LED ambient light piping – 10 locations
  • Wireless charging pad
  • Ventilated front seats