LA Live – Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD

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At the 2013 LA Auto Show, Acura have shown the 2014 RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD, which the company say is the most powerful and technologically advanced Acura sedan ever made.

2014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD

The RLX Sport Hybrid combines a 3.5-liter SOHC direct-injected i-VTEC V6 engine with three high-output electric motors. Combined, the Sport Hybrid produces 377 hp and Acura rates its fuel efficiency at 30 miles per gallon combined (12.75 km/l). A 7-speed dual-clutch transmission is offered as standard.

As a result, Acura says that the RLX combines V8-like performance with the efficiency of a four-cylinder engine. To continue the sporty theme, the RLX also gets a torque-vectoring system with Acura’s Super-Handling all wheel drive system (SH-AWD).

The Sport Hybrid would be positioned as the range-topping variant in the RLX lineup. Currently, the RLX range starts at USD 48,450 (INR 30.57 lakhs) and extends to USD 60,450 (INR 38 lakhs).

2014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD dashboard

The standard RLX is equipped with features such as ‘Jewel Eye’ LED headlights, LED-illuminated door handles, heated side mirrors, 12-way power adjustable driver and passenger seats, tri-zone automatic climate control with air quality sensor and air filtration, audio System with hard disk drive and 10 speakers, Satellite Radio, rear camera, keyless entry and pushbutton ignition, Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW). We expect these features to be carried forward in the Sport Hybrid.

2014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD Image Gallery

2014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD – Press Release

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