Friday, 15 December, 2017

Say hello to the all-new, redesigned Acura RLX

2018 Acura RLX Front Three Quarters 2018 Acura RLX refresh packs a new face and NSX DNA
Terence Owen | 12 August, 2017, 08:03

The RLX Sport Hybrid packs a bit of NSX DNA to go along with the new family face.

Acura is proud to unveil the redesigned 2018 RLX, the brand's most sophisticated and best performing sedan ever. The two powertrains will give the choice of either gas or gas-hybrid.

Now, Acura is hoping a new look will boost sales. Also unique the front-wheel drive RLX is Acura's adorably-named Precision All-Wheel Steering (P-AWS).

Underneath the new bodywork is a hybrid system for the RLX Sport Hybrid that is based on an all-wheel drive chassis and Acura's Sport Hybrid SH-AWD propulsion technology.

However, the changes do not extend any further, and the 2018 RLX will be powered by the 3.5-liter V6 engine that develops 310 horsepower and which is mated to a new 10-speed automatic transmission.

Fuel economy numbers and performance metrics for the 2018 Acura RLX and RLX Sport Hybrid are not yet released.

2018 Acura RLX refresh packs a new face and NSX DNA
Acura freshens flagship RLX sedan

They'll contrast well with the "diamond pentagon" grille that Acura first previewed on the 2016 Acura Precision Concept. The system continues to produce a combined 377hp out of the combination of a direct-injected V6 with three electric motors. It's handsome and sure to be less divisive than before. The hood has been given a more sculpted finish, and the wheels are updated for the 2018 model year. Acura says the materials have been upgraded as well, particularly where you'll commonly touch.

Standard features include a Krell audio system, surround view camera, parking sensors, LED fog lights, remote engine start, ventilated and heated front seats, heated rear seats, and a heated steering wheel.

The RLX's hood also has been reshaped, and its rear end gets new LED taillights and a black lower diffuser with two large exhaust tips.

AcuraWatch, the company's suite of active safety tech, was standard on the old RLX and that's carried over to the 2018 model too. Also added this time around is Traffic Jam Assist, which uses the adaptive cruise control to follow the vehicle ahead in slow-moving traffic and keep a set interval. Similar to HondaSense, AcuraWatch comes with automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assist, lane departure warnings, forward collision warnings, adaptive cruise control, and low-speed follow. It keeps you in your lane and at a safe distance from the auto in front of you theoretically making traffic jams less stressful.

Look for more photos and pricing later this year.

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