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  • 2020 Acura TLX PMC edition, 2019 New York International Auto Show

    Honda's Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio, builds the NSX supercar, and now it is applying its magic to the TLX sedan and MDX crossover SUV. On Thursday, Acura revealed the 2020 TLX PMC Edition ahead of the 2019 New York International Auto Show. The car will be hand-assembled at the Performance Manufacturing Center and undergo the same quality paint treatment as the NSX. It will also get a few styling features to play off its lustrous paint. The TLX PMC Edition will come first. The special edition car is finished in a solvent-based Valencia Red Pearl exterior color with the...

  • 2020 Acura TLX Type S spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    Acura MDX crossover, TLX sedan up for redesigns soon

    While the 2019 Acura RDX ushered in Acura's latest design language, both the MDX and TLX are on deck for the full-boat version of that treatment in the near future. Both the crossover and sedan will be treated to redesigns soon, perhaps as soon as the end of 2019, according to a Thursday Car and...

  • 2010 Acura ZDX Official Production Reveal
    New Acura ZDX may be in the pipeline

    The Acura ZDX was unloved in its short-lived time, but with the market's penchant for crossovers, the nameplate could be in for a revival. That's the word from Car and Driver, which reported Thursday that a new ZDX is under consideration at the Japanese luxury brand. Acura's response to the...

  • Acura Precision concept, 2016 Detroit Auto Show
    Acura reportedly readying flagship sedan based on 2016's Precision concept

    Acura's well-received Precision concept from 2016 has already influenced the design of several models in the Japanese brand's lineup, most notably the 2019 RDX. Soon, though, we could see a model actually based on the concept. Car and Driver reported Thursday that Acura is working on a flagship...

  • 2019 Acura NSX
    First drive review: The 2019 Acura NSX grips better, and gives more

    North Georgia roads bustle in the spring but crowds thin when browned leaves and cool north winds arrive. It’s just warm enough to keep the windows down and the tires warm. In other words, it’s perfect NSX weather. The 2019 Acura NSX doesn’t veer far off the course Acura plotted...

  • 1991 Acura NSX
    Honda nearly left VTEC out of the original Acura NSX

    The original Acura NSX has obtained a legendary status among enthusiasts, but it almost went to production without its famed variable valve timing & lift electronic control. Yes, VTEC. Acura celebrated 30 years since the original NS-X concept debuted at the 1989 Chicago Auto Show on Wednesday...

  • Acura ARX-05 prototype race car with heritage livery, IMSA 2019 season

    As IMSA celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, Acura plans to race its Acura Team Penske ARX-05 prototype race cars with a heritage-inspired livery. The Japanese luxury brand showed the new livery off on Thursday, revealing a design that traces its roots back to the1991-1993 Comptech Racing Spice Acura NSX racers. The white, orange, and black colors directly channel the NSX race car of yore and also incorporate Acura Team Penske's new partnership with ELS Studio 3D. In the early 1990s, the Comptech Racing Acura-Spice GTP Lights race cars helped Acura earn three consecutive Drivers' and...

  • 2020 Acura TLX Type S spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Acura TLX Type S spy shots

    Acura confirmed the return of its Type S performance badge earlier this year and now the first car to wear it in more than a decade has been spotted. The prototype is for a new Acura TLX Type S, which is expected on the market in the second half of 2019 as a 2020 model. And more Type S models will...

  • Acura NSX cutaway drawing
    Cutaway sketch of Acura NSX shows inner workings

    Shin Yoshikawa is one of the best-known car artists of our time, and he's used his skills to tackle the 2019 Acura NSX. Honda's luxury brand released the artist's sketch of the hybrid sports car on Oct. 12, and it features Yoshikawa's signature cutaway art. The cutaway reveals the inner workings of...

  • 2019 Acura NSX GT3 Evo race car
    2019 Acura NSX GT3 made faster with new bodywork

    Acura's sinister NSX GT3 race car has come in for some updates and is now even faster and better handling than before. The NSX GT3, as the name suggests, is designed for GT3-spec competition. It made its debut in the 2017 motorsport season and in a short time has proven to be a formidable weapon on...

  • 2019 Acura ILX
    2019 Acura ILX brings brand's new design language, $2,200 price cut

    Acura's ILX enters the 2019 model year with a fresh set of clothes, representing the second time the compact luxury sport sedan has been updated since its 2013 debut. The latest tweaks inject the ILX with some much-needed aggression and adds the corporate “diamond pentagon” grille that...

  • 2019 Acura NSX
    Acura NSX stung by a pair of recalls

    Acura is reaching out to its NSX customers because the hybrid sports car has been hit with a pair of recall notices. One affects the brake lights while the other might result in a fuel leak. These recalls don't affect a lot of cars, mostly because Acura hasn't moved a ton of its reborn NSX, which...

  • 2019 Acura NSX

    It took Acura 15 years to bring back the NSX nameplate in 2017, but the Japanese automaker is giving the hybrid supercar an update after just two years. On Thursday Acura revealed the revised 2019 NSX at Monterey Car Week. It will take a keen eye to discern the 2019 NSX from earlier second-generation cars. Exterior changes are limited to body-color trim on the grille surround, front air intake mesh, and the mesh on the rear bumper. The optional carbon-fiber exterior bits now feature a high-gloss finish. A new Thermal Orange Pearl paint option will ensure everyone sees the NSX coming, and the...

  • 2019 Acura MDX A-Spec, 2018 New York auto show
    2019 Acura MDX A-Spec priced from $55,795

    Acura is boosting interest in its MDX with a new-for-2019 MDX A-Spec model, which is on sale now priced from $55,795. That's up on the 2019 MDX base model, which is priced from $45,295. Both figures include destination. Unveiled in March at the 2018 New York auto show, the A-Spec upgrade is...

  • Acura at the 2018 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb
    2019 Acura RDX to race at Pikes Peak

    Fresh from its world debut in March at the 2018 New York auto show, Acura's redesigned 2019 RDX will be among the vehicles racing to the clouds in this year's Pike Peak International Hill Climb. The Japanese firm won't be running a completely stock RDX, though. Competing in the Exhibition Class...

  • 2019 Acura RDX
    2019 Acura RDX priced from $38,295

    The redesigned 2019 Acura RDX lands in showrooms June 1 carrying a starting price of $38,295, including destination. That's roughly the same as the outgoing model equipped with the AcuraWatch suite of electronic driver aids, a feature that is standard on the 2019 RDX. The base price is for a...

  • 2016 Acura CDX (Chinese spec)
    Acura CDX Hybrid confirmed for 2018 Beijing auto show

    Acura sells a compact SUV based on the bones of the Honda HR-V in China. It's called the CDX, and Acura first revealed the vehicle two years ago at the Beijing auto show. At this year's auto show in the Chinese capital, which runs next week, Acura will introduce a new hybrid version of the CDX. No...

  • 2019 Acura TLX
    2019 Acura TLX inline-4 model gets A-Spec treatment

    Acura's TLX was given a major refresh for 2018 that saw the return of the brand's A-Spec package. However, only buyers going for the V-6-powered TLX could tick the A-Spec option. That changes for 2019 as the inline-4-powered TLX can now be ordered as an A-Spec as well. Before you get too excited...

  • 2019 Acura RDX, 2018 New York auto show

    Acura has never risen to the lofty heights of its European rivals. Judging by the looks of the 2019 RDX, Acura might soon be considered with the best. The 2019 RDX marks some important changes versus the last model and for the Acura brand. Like its German rivals, power comes from a 2.0-liter turbo-4. It replaces the 3.5-liter V-6 and spins out 272 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. This dual-overhead-cam engine is a variant of the world beater found in the Civic Type R, and Acura says low-rpm torque improves by 40 percent. Power is sent through a new 10-speed automatic transmission with...

  • 2019 Acura MDX A-Spec, 2018 New York auto show
    2019 Acura MDX A-Spec debuts at 2018 New York auto show

    More aggressive styling appears to be the order of the day. Many automakers are applying an extra dose of pumped-up sporting pretenses. The latest machine to get this treatment? The new 2019 Acura MDX A-Spec, which was unveiled on Wednesday at the 2018 New York auto show and is due in showrooms in...

  • 2019 Acura RDX, 2018 New York auto show
    2019 Acura RDX adds to brand's SUV momentum

    Acura hasn't had success with its sedans in recent years, but the SUVs have carried the brand. Judging by the looks of the 2019 Acura RDX, that trend will continue. We saw the RDX prototype in January in Detroit, and the production model unveiled at the 2018 New York auto show on Wednesday is...

  • 2019 Acura RDX
    2019 Acura RDX heads to 2018 NY auto show, including A-Spec model

    Acura is putting the final touches on its redesigned RDX ahead of the vehicle's debut at this month's 2018 New York International Auto Show. The design is hardly a secret as Acura's RDX prototype shown in January at the 2018 North American International Auto Show is pretty much identical to the...

  • Acura Type S logo
    Type S returning to Acura, powered by turbo V-6

    Acura dropped a bombshell at the 2018 North American International Auto Show on Monday morning, and it didn’t even need to show a fancy concept car to do it. Laying the groundwork for a performance-focused play by Honda’s luxury brand is the return of Type S—Acura’s...

  • 2019 Acura RDX Prototype, 2018 Detroit auto show
    Acura RDX prototype is a thinly veiled 2019 RDX that puts luxury rivals on notice

    When your compact crossover SUV has posted seven straight years of sales growth and five consecutive years of record sales, you don't mess with a winning formula. You simply stick with what works and make it better when it's time for a redesign. That's what Acura is doing with the RDX prototype it...

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