Acura’s 2018 RLX is the subsequent in line to obtain the automaker’s distinctive new grille, with the refreshed luxurious sedan additionally getting efficiency adjustments beneath the sheet metallic. The most important sedan in Acura‘s line-up, the RLX will now be supplied in simply two variations, reducing the variety of choices consumers want to think about. The 2 powertrains will give the selection of both gasoline or gas-hybrid.
If gas-only is your choice, there’s a 310 horsepower 2018 RLX with Acura’s all-wheel steering know-how. Out goes the outdated 7-speed automated that was paired with that engine, and instead is a brand new 10-speed automated. In accordance with Acura, it’s a extra refined gearbox, but in addition ought to enhance on each acceleration and passing occasions.
Must you be swayed by electrification, although, there’s the RLX Sport Hybrid. That pairs a V6 direct injection gasoline engine with three electrical motors, in the same setup to Acura’s NSX supercar. Throw within the firm’s Tremendous Dealing with All-Wheel Drive system and also you’re taking a look at 377 horsepower to play with.
AcuraWatch, the corporate’s suite of lively security tech, was commonplace on the outdated RLX and that’s carried over to the 2018 mannequin too. Nevertheless, it’s joined now with Visitors Jam Help. Constructing on the adaptive cruise management, it might comply with a automobile head and preserve the sedan within the appropriate lane.
Inside, there are all-new seats with up to date trim, and a brand new Espresso shade choice. Acura says the supplies have been upgraded as nicely, significantly the place you’ll generally contact. Characteristic like ventilated and heated entrance seats, heated rear seats and steering wheel, a Krell audio system, encompass view digital camera, and distant engine begin are all commonplace. Outdoors, there are three new shade choices, together with a brand new Good Crimson Metallic and Majestic Black Pearl.
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They’ll distinction nicely with the “diamond pentagon” grille that Acura first previewed on the 2016 Acura Precision Idea. It’s flanked with LED lights, and there are new LED taillights too, along with twin exhaust finishers and a gloss black rear diffuser. The hood has been given a extra sculpted end, and the wheels are up to date for the 2018 mannequin 12 months.
Pricing for the 2018 Acura RLX hasn’t been confirmed, however the present, mannequin 12 months 2017 automobile is priced from $54,450. Acura says the up to date model will go on sale in November this 12 months.