A “perfect storm” of market conditions may prompt Honda to move assembly of its upcoming flagship, the 2014 Acura RLX, from Japan to the United States. First, the stigma that U.S.-built luxury cars can’t rival the build quality of Japanese or German models is no longer valid. BMW builds X3 and X6 models in Spartanburg, South Carolina for worldwide distribution, and Mercedes-Benz builds M Class, R Class and GL Class models in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Even Acura’s flagship sports coupe, the upcoming NSX hybrid, will be designed and built on these shores. It makes sense...
2014 Acura RLX Previewed By Hybrid Concept In New York
At this week’s 2012 New York Auto Show Acura is treating us with a thinly-veiled concept version of its replacement for the aging RL. The new concept also signifies a name change for the Acura flagship sedan, which will go by the name RLX when it arrives in showrooms early next year as a 2014...Viknesh Vijayenthiran