Acura is on the edge of launching a new luxury sedan that will have more technology than any car. This new sedan will be called the RLX. The 2013 Acura RLX has the feature of their Sport Hybrid SH-AWD (Super Handling All Wheel Drive) system, Front-wheel drive. 3.5L direct injected V6, delivering 310hp and 256 lb-ft of torque and with 6-speed automatic transmission. The RL, which has been on sale in Canada, is a very excellent vehicle but has failed to catch the market. Now Acura hopes that, RLX will make a difference in the market of luxury buying public.
The RLX is almost identical to the current RL in overall length, The RLX will also be two inches wider than the current model, and all this will equate to more room inside the cabin. The RLX will also feature the first application of Acura Link, their mobile based two way communications system, very similar to GM’s OnStar, and offer the latest technology which is easy to operate and controls.
RLX will be offered a remarkable an ultra premium sound system, 14-speaker, ELS surround sound system in their new luxury Sedan. At this time is not sure that in Canada, this system will be offered or not. RLX has standard eight airbags, including knee airbags for driver and front passengers, Forward collision warning and lane-departure warning system.
All this new technology will be packaged in a new design RLX, with Jewel Eye, LED headlamps, which use a total of 8 separate high intensity LEDs and ultra reflective optical lenses. Another big advantage is, more stable brakes. On stops, no matter the speed the RLX system kicks the toe in smoothly up to a maximum, to help keep the rear wheels more stable.
Between these great technologies, we assume that the 2014 Acura RLX will be more reliable, comfortable and enjoyable to drive. In the next few years we should not surprise if the Acura name does some status climbing in coming few years. Hope for the best & happy selling!