The presence and quality the car exudes can’t be seen in these live photos, but the RLX has every right to be called a flagship. Sumptuous wood and leather surfaces adorn its cabin, while the exterior gets a futuristic look that's dominated by the car’s full-LED headlights.
There will be two different powertrains offered on the RLX, though only one of these will be available at launch. The base model will come first, offering a direct-injected 3.5-liter V-6 with 310 horsepower and fuel-saving cylinder deactivation technology.
The second, and more capable model will be available before the end of next year and will debut Acura’s new Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (Sport Hybrid SH-AWD) system. The setup, a more advanced version of which will feature in the next-generation NSX supercar, features a total of three electric motors and promises to deliver 370 horsepower and combined fuel economy of 30 mpg.
That’s quite impressive for a sedan that weighs around 4,000 pounds and offers the interior space of a full-size sedan. Rear-seat legroom is 38.8 inches and shoulder room is also quite good.
We can also confirm it drives quite well, based on a prototype version we drove earlier this year.
After you’ve eyed all the photos, head over to our original preview for all the juicy, in-depth details.