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Acura RLX Arrives with New Diamond Pentagon Grille

Acura RLX Arrives with New Diamond Pentagon Grille”

The first Acura RLX debuted in 2013 as a replacement for the range-topping RL sedan. At least there are some mechanical and tech upgrades to go along with the questionable new look.

Set to officially break cover during next week's Monterey Car Week, the 2018 RLX picks up where the redesigned TLX left off by showing just how integral a concept vehicle can be to a brand's long-term trajectory.

The most noticeable change is the revised design, which takes on cues of the Acura Precision Concept originally shown at last year's Detroit auto show. The system continues to produce a combined 377hp out of the combination of a direct-injected V6 with three electric motors. The new gearbox is said to offer more refinement as well as better performance. Instead of the front axle, however, two of those motors are on the rear axle and they give the vehicle all-wheel drive.

The 2018 Acura RLX is the most sophisticated and best performing Acura sedan ever, with Sport Hybrid Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive (Sport Hybrid SH-AWD) technology, shared with the NSX supercar, that creates a powerful and precise driving experience unmatched in the segment.

The RLX Sport Hybrid sits atop the Acura sedan range.

Under the new sheet metal is the same V-6 engine and optional Sport Hybrid model.

The RLX is available in two variants and a 3.5-liter V-6 engine powers both.

Inside, Acura says the RLX has upgraded materials and touchpoints.

Other updates include the new wheel designs, the redesigned LED taillights, new dual exhaust tips and a gloss black rear diffuser.

The 2018 Acura RLX is complimented by three new exterior colors including two premium paint offerings - Brilliant Red Metallic and Majestic Black Pearl. The base (nonhybrid) RLX now comes standard with Acura's Technology package, and the Sport Hybrid comes standard with the Advance package.

AcuraWatch also includes Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) with automatic emergency braking, Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow and Road Departure Mitigation (RDM).

Perhaps the biggest advancements for the 2018 RLX, aside from its styling changes, are in its AcuraWatch advanced driver assistance suite, which now includes Traffic Jam Assist, which applies the technology used in adaptive cruise control and low-speed following to alleviate the stresses of driving in tedious, gridlock traffic.



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