According to Paul Casey of Eugene’s Kendall Honda/Acura, the all new 2015 Acura TLX sport sedan will arrive in the area sometime this weekend. Paul’s Acura’s sales manager and looks forward to the much anticipated midsize sport sedan. Paul tells us that the car was originally scheduled for arrival in May of this year.
We check in with Acura
Mike Accavitti, Vice President and General Manager of Acura North America tells us that consumer response to TLX is the greatest in Acura history. According to Mike 40,000 consumers have responded to direct marketing emails and have requested contact with area Acura Dealers. To put this into perspective, Acura’s all time best selling MDX SUV(best selling premium SUV in North America) received 20,000 RFIs in 2012.
Yes, the TLX was originally slated for dealership release in May 2014, However, Acura opted to hold the car until all systems worked as designed, says Mike. Apparently, Acura’s not taking any chances on this game changer. While Mike Accavitti won’t tell us that TLX will return Acura to the heyday of its history, he is pleased to share with us that TLX is the car that will elevate Acura to sport sedan notability.
Acura TLX is assembled using 90+ percent of North America produced parts in Marysville Ohio.
One exception to the aforementioned is the Honda Engineering designed(world’s first) 8 speed DCT with torque converter. Also worth noting is Acura’s P-AWS(power assisted all wheel steering.) The easy way to explain this is “slot car racing.” This car is sticky. For the top of the line SH-AWD TLX, Acura calls on next generation “Super Handling All Wheel Drive”and an all new 9 speed automatic to take the 3600 lb 4 door through its paces. All systems are silent and intuitive.
looking to the specifications of the 2015 TLX we discover best in class fuel economy, interior spaciousness and a note-worthy electronic accident avoidance. Acura has employed two new engines and two new transmissions to achieve class leading performance and economy in a mid size premium luxury sport sedan. Offered in 7 variants with a beginning MSRP of $30,900, Acura places the TLX in the middle of a very crowded segment.
After driving the 2015 TLX we look for this car to return Acura to prominence in the midsize sedan class. Mike Accavitti and company looks to the TLX to be a game changer for Acura. We agree. Look for the arrival of the all new 2015 TLX at a dealership near you the week of August 10.