The 2015 Acura TLX Prototype has debuted at the 2014 North American International Auto Show. The new TLX is unveiled concurrently with the announcement that the TSX nameplate would be retired in 2014.
The mid-size TLX Concept replaces the TL sedan featuring "emotional styling with sports sedan proportions". The company's Los Angeles Design Studio is behind the concept car, and the production vehicle is today in development at the company's Ohio R&D center.
Acura have announced the BMW 3 Series competitor with two powertrains - a direct-injection SOHC i-VTEC 3.5-liter V6 engine mated to a nine-speed automatic and a direct-injection DOHC, i-VTEC, 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder engine with a 8-speed Dual Clutch Transmission.
These direct injection engines are matched to two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive systems, while the gearbox is a completely new unit.
The TLX is designed to appeal to current and next gen sports sedan customers, and care has been taken to make the car appeal to owners of the TL and TSX as well.
Acura confirms that the production TLX would launch in the second half of 2015. It will be produced at Acura's Marysville plant in Ohio that is home to the Acura TL.
More details on the press release below.
Acura TLX at NAIAS 2014 - Image Gallery
Acura TLX at NAIAS 2014 - Press Release
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