Acura has decided to wet everyone’s appetites for its flagship sedan by dropping a teaser image of the 2018 Acura TLX’s new front end.
The Acura TLX as it stands was first introduced to the public four years ago and Acura is ready to unveil its newly refreshed sedan just in time for the New York International Auto Show. According to Acura in an official press release they dropped earlier today (Mar. 28, 2017) they’ve gone ahead and shown us the basic shape of what their new front end will look like. Take a look at the teased image for yourself below.
Taking cues directly from the Acura Precision concept that they unveiled two years ago, Acura has foregone the infamous metallic beak that has characterized the brand since 2008. Compared to the current front end, this new front end design is definitely more angular, dynamic, and befitting to the new face of the brand. Acura has retained its jewel LED headlights but have integrated them into the front end for a more sleeker look. The hood of the 2018 Acura TLX now sports a much more pronounced hood bulge highlighting what will hopefully be a bump in power.
Recent spy photos that hit the web earlier this year already confirmed what Acura has revealed today. Out back we can expect a tweaking around the headlights and an updated faux rear diffuser.
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Currently, the Acura TLX sports its 2.4L four cylinder with 206 HP and 182 lb-ft in their base model and their tried and true 3.5L V6 with 290 HP and 267 lb-ft. We expect at least the 3.5 L V6 to carry over into this next model year If Acura is going to be drop any surprises it might be that they’ll grace the TLX with one of its new turbo engines that have been making the rounds in its new 10th Gen Honda Civic (probably not likely.)
The refreshed 2018 Acura TLC will make its official debut in fourteen days at the 2018 New York International Auto Show in New York.
We’re secretly hoping that Acura has an ace up its sleeve to unveil as well. Honda has been chugging along nicely, benefiting from sales of its CR-V and Civic but Acura definitely needs the proverbial “shot in the arm.” The TLX on its own is a great product and we’re happy that Acura has its halo car with the NSX, but the TLX alone can’t be the most enticing option in Acura’s brand portfolio to liven up sales. Enough with the refreshes.