The luxury division of Honda, Acura, has unveiled online the new update of the RLX sedan, the standard model of the range in the North American market. His official debut will be in a few days at the events of Monterey 2017.
New Acura RLX 2018.
Acura , the premium division of Honda in the United States, has unveiled the new update of the RLX , the full size sedan that makes standard model of the Acura range in that market. The RLX thus advances the Toyota Avalon, one of its main rivals and that has not yet been presented.
The aesthetic update is palpable, with a completely redesigned front that has a new front grille, derived from the design used by the latest products of the brand, as well as the horizontal optics with LED elements, the same technology now available on the rear lights, Where we find some graphs with a curious set of curved lines. The bumpers have also undergone changes , in the rear now we find new diffuser in bright black color and the double exhaust exhaust has been renewed, in addition to the new tire sets available.
At the mechanical level we find the same power in the Hybrid Sport Hybrid, which has a V6 direct injection coupled to 3 electric motors adding 377 hp , although the powertrain has been optimized, as well as its Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive thanks to the experience of the new NSX.
The Acura RLX 2018 will be presented in Monterey.
In the case of the conventional petrol version we are still finding the 3.5-liter V6 of 310 hp , although it opens a new 10-speed automatic gearbox of more refined and fast operation.
Among the technological update we can highlight the package of AcuraWatch systems, which now includes the function Traffic Jam Assist . Therefore, the RLX is the first Acura to mount this system, which allows, in collaboration with adaptive cruise control, to keep the vehicle in its lane and to a certain safety distance from the vehicle that precedes us in dense traffic situations. Other new features include the Krell premium audio system , the surround camera function or the remote engine start system.
To the range are added three new colors for the body and inside we find materials of higher quality and new design for the seats. Their live presentation will take place at the Monterey Car Week , which begins in a few days, while the marketing will begin in November.