The facelifted 2018 Acura TLX sedan was revealed at the New York Auto Show sporting a new look that integrates a grille style much like that used on the updated 2017 MDX that bowed at the very same program a year ago. In addition to its bolder new face, the TLX now provides 3 unique variants consisting of an all-new A-Spec model.
2018 Acura TLX Design and Engine
The base 2018 TLX with the carryover 206-horsepower 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine backed by an 8-speed dual clutch transmission boasts a its own stylish front fascia, including the diamond pentagon grille, new bumper, a more toned hood and fenders plus revamped headlamps with LED turn signals. It flights on a new standard 17-inch wheel and tire package.
The V6 TLX has a somewhat more aggressive look, including a revamped rear fascia with exposed rectangular double exhaust suggestions, rear diffuser and standard 18-inch wheels. This model also comes with a 9-speed automatic transmission. When geared up with the Technology Package, the V6 TLX acquires a chrome side-sill garnish, new seats with contrast stitching and power adjustable thigh support on the motorist’s side. Models equipped with the Advance Package gain from new trapezoidal LED fog lights, surround view video camera, integrated cordless charging pad, white LED ambient lighting, heated steering wheel, heated outboard rear seats, body-colored decklid spoiler and power-folding side mirrors.
2018 Acura TLX A-Spec
At the top of the line is the brand-new 2018 TLX A-Spec model, which is readily available in either front- or Super Handling-All Wheel Drive (SH-AWD). It has its own front fascia including round LED fog lights, aggressive side sill extensions; rear diffuser with large round double exhaust suggestions; a gloss black decklid spoiler together with other outside trim bits and dark surface 19-inch alloy wheels with 245-series performance tires.
The A Spec backs up its sportier look with a tauter suspension and retuned guiding for a sharper response, while SH-AWD versions have stiffer springs and a rear stabilizer bar for enhanced body control. Inside, the sport-oriented style is rollovered with more strongly bolstered leather-covered seats, red highlights on the instruments, brushed aluminum-look accents and a thick-rimmed sport steering wheel. The leather upholstery is offer in red or black with Alcantara seat and door inserts.
2018 Acura TLX Features
Among the basic features on all TLX models is collision mitigation braking, with automated emergency situation braking, forward crash warning, lane keeping help, adaptive cruise control and road departure mitigation all bundled in the AcuraWatch security suite.
2018 Acura TLX Release Date and Price
The 2018 Acura TLX goes on sale later this year with pricing yet to be announced.