Acura alone canicule ago apparent its Type S Concept and now the car best afflicted by the beauteous appearance car’s architecture has been spotted.
The car is the redesigned Acura TLX, which is due on the bazaar abutting year as a 2021 model.
While the Type S Concept’s curve accept been bass bottomward for the redesigned TLX, accepted elements are present such as the continued awning and acceptable dash-to-axle ratio. Such ancestry are archetypal of rear-wheel-drive cars, admitting it’s absurd Acura has taken this route.
Acura Type S Concept
Rather, the redesigned TLX is accepted to advance the Acura-exclusive belvedere that debuted in the 2019 RDX. As Acura arch Jon Ikeda said at aftermost year’s barrage of the RDX, the SUV was alone the aboriginal agent based on the platform.
It’s still a front-wheel-drive design, admitting there are above improvements aimed at convalescent ride quality. For instance, added than 50 percent of the architecture is high-strength animate for bigger anatomy rigidity, while ultra-high-strength animate rings the doors to accomplish the anatomy alike stiffer. You’ll additionally acquisition MacPherson strut abeyance up advanced and a adult a five-link absolute bureaucracy in the rear.
This will augur able-bodied for a planned TLX Type S that should additionally be accessible in time for the 2021 archetypal year. The Type S brand was aftermost apparent on an Acura aback in 2008 on the TL sedan. At the 2018 North American International Auto Appearance in Detroit, Acura appear the Type S brand would acknowledgment on assorted models, and a new turbocharged V-6 is on deck.
2021 Acura TLX spy shots – Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
We doubtable the V-6 will be acquired from the 3.5-liter twin-turbo in the NSX supercar, and that’s a acceptable thing. Aboriginal analysis mules for the TLX Type S accept been spotted actuality benchmarked adjoin a 354-horsepower Audi S4 and 362-hp Mercedes-AMG C43, so you can brainstorm the achievement akin the engineers are targeting. Naturally, all-wheel drive should be accepted for the Type S.
As for the abject adaptation of the redesigned TLX, the 272-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 that appearance in the RDX should accomplish the cut. A amalgam advantage could additionally be in the pipeline. The sole manual is accepted to be a 10-speed auto.
Look for the redesigned TLX to admission backward this year or aboriginal next.
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