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2018 Acura TLX – Probably A Soft Facelift

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Many people who were already fans of the old Acura are just waiting to see the new 2018 Acura TLX. However, they’re not the only ones. Many people use to find the front grille ugly and that it needed an urgent upgrade. So, with the 2018 Acura TLX, you can expect to have a soft facelift, more equipment, and more powerful engines.

Just like it happened with the MDX, the 2018 Acura TLX should finally abandon the beak. And on the front, you’ll be able to see a “diamond pentagon” grille. In what concerns with the equipment, you should expect to see more performance oriented packages. Some of the images already available show larger tires and wheels, an aggressive body kit, and some black accents. It’s also possible that the 2018 Acura TLX also introduces a new hybrid version but we’ll have to wait to confirm.

Either you’re an Acura fan or not, the 2018 Acura TLX is truly something amazing. A new beautiful design, more power, and more equipment make all the difference especially when you look at the price. But let’s take a look at some more specific details about this redesign.

2018 Acura TLX Release Date

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Despite some rumors point the release date of the 2018 Acura TLX for the mid-summer, we believe that it may be one of the surprises on the Chicago auto show in just a couple of weeks. It should be then for sale later this year.

2018 Acura TLX Price

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Since the 2018 Acura TLX should only suffer a minor facelift and some equipment and engine changes, the price isn’t likely to increase. However, if it does, it shouldn’t be a relevant difference. So, in case you’re expecting for the new Acura TLX to come out, you should count to pay $32,950 for the base model and up to $45,850 for the top model. In case Acura decides to release the hybrid version as well, you should add a few thousand dollars to this price.

2018 Acura TLX Redesign and Changes

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Despite the new Acura TLX should only suffer a small facelift, the major change is the front-end of the car. Just look at the current MDX crossover to see how it’s going to be like – a diamond pentagon shaped grille, full LED headlights, large air intake, and a reshaped fender. Since the fender will change, it’s also possible that the rear lights may look a bit different as well. 

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2018 Acura TLX Specs

Although no one has yet confirmed the new engines, we believe this is a good possibility. The base engine should be a 4-cylinder, 2.4 liter producing 206 of horsepower. It should also include an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The pricier model should incorporate a 3.5 liter V-6, producing 206 of horsepower. At this moment, all the V-6 models are using a ZF-sourced nine-speed automatic. However, we believe that the new TLX might incorporate the Honda’s 10-speed unit.

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You should also expect to have the option between an all-wheel drive and all-wheel steer.

In what concerns with the TLX Hybrid that we believe is a viable possibility, it should likely support a hybrid powertrain from the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid.

2018 Acura TLX Interior

The 2018 Acura TLX interior should not show any major change as well as the exterior of the car. However, this doesn’t mean that it won’t be sophisticated and glamorous. The seats are expected to be made with a high-quality upholstery with some distinctive stitching.

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Despite there haven’t been any comments regarding the tools the new TLX is going to incorporate, we expect it to include a cover touch-screen based user interface, which will support all the more recent connectivity functions. So, this may lead to a slightly redesigned dash to incorporate it. Technology should also be used to make the TLX even safer that it already is. So, you should expect to see some active security attributes such as the unseen area discovery system, the vehicle parking asset, the lane departure warning, the lane-keeping assistant, among others.

So, make sure to check the Chicago Auto Show to make sure that you get to see the new Acura TLX in first hand. In the meanwhile, you can check out more new car releases.

Hank • February 4, 2017


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