2015 Acura TLX Discussion - Club Lexus Forums

Log In 

View Poll Results: What do you think about the new TLX?
I like it; I think it looks great. 31 38.27%
I hate it; it looks bland, boring, and ugly. 12 14.81%
I have mix feelings / It is just ok at best. 38 46.91%
Voters: 81. You may not vote on this poll

2015 Acura TLX Discussion

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-09-13, 10:14 AM   #1
Vh_Supra26
Lexus Fanatic
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: LA
Posts: 5,218
Default 2015 Acura TLX Discussion

These are the first spy shots of the next Acura TL, oh wait "TLX". The "bird beak" will most likely stay, but it should be tone down like with the new RLX and MDX. I hope the TLX will take after the second and third generation TL; rather than the current model.









Quote:
Acura will launch a mid-size sedan next year that will serve as the replacement for both the TL and TSX lines, and we have the first spy shots of a prototype for it.

The new sedan is expected to be labeled the TLX and fill the gap between the ILX and new RLX flagship, with Acuraís reformed lineup mimicking that of most rival makes in the luxury segment.

Underpinning the car will be a premium version of the platform underpinning the Honda Accord. Lighter materials may help engineers save weight on the Acura version.

In the powertrain department, the TLX is likely to launch initially with a version of the 3.5-liter V-6 fitted to the latest MDX and RLX models. This means an output ranging between 290 and 310 horsepower and drive going to either the front or all four wheels via a six-speed automatic with paddle shifters.

Further down the track, Acura will launch a hybrid version of the TLX. Itís possible this hybrid TLX will adopt the advanced Acura Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel Drive system confirmed for the RLX and next-generation NSX supercar.

However, to save on costs Acura may simply install the conventional hybrid system fitted to the Accord Hybrid. This uses two electric motors, one housed essentially inside the other, sitting between the engine and transmission. One motor acts as a generator to recharge the battery during regenerative braking while the other sends drive to the wheels.

The TLX should arrive in showrooms next summer, most likely as a 2015 model. Look for a debut at one of the major North American auto shows taking place in the first half of next year.

Weíre not expecting pricing to deviate much from the mid-$30k point that the TL lists at. At this point, the carís closest competitors will likely be the Infiniti Q50 and Lexus ES.

Sadly, with the TSX being discontinued, itís likely the Honda-badged version sold overseas, the Accord Euro, will suffer a similar fate. Sales of the current Accord Euro have failed to ignite overseas, especially with the regular Accord offering much better value, so the carís demise doesnít come as much of a surprise.
http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1...-tlx-spy-shots
Vh_Supra26 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-13, 10:37 AM   #2
IS350jet
Lexus Champion
 
IS350jet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Coral Springs, Fl
Posts: 2,743
Default

LOL! It's the exact same car!
IS350jet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-13, 11:41 AM   #3
pman6
Lexus Test Driver
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: CALIFORNIA
Posts: 1,113
Default

Based on what they did with the accord, I bet this TL will be a huge improvement over the current one.

The current one has ridiculous proportions. Small wheelbase, giant overhangs.

Wheelbase 109.3 in
Overall Length 195.5 in


But this one looks like it's nicely shaped for a FWD. I bet it will look like a smaller RLX, and the RLX will continue to sell like crap.
pman6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-13, 11:43 AM   #4
LexFather
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

They hope it sells back in the volume as the 2nd and 3rd gens as its supposed to be their volume car. Imagine the ES, 3 series, G37 selling 50% like before. They will likely go super conservative.

From Vigor to Tl to now TLX....geez...
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-13, 12:25 PM   #5
SecPole14
Lexus Champion
 
SecPole14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: I wonder why I live alone here...
Posts: 4,330
Default

Proportions look good so far, but may be too little too late. At this point I would not buy ANY Acura sedan within the first 2 model years of its life...look at the Gen 2 TSX (got much improved steering etc in its 3rd model year) and the total disaster that is the ILX.....

This brand truly peaked during the Legend/NSX days. The Gen 1 TSX and Gen 2 and 3 TL were signs of life, but that's all gone now....(Gen 2 TSX is still a decent car, best sedan in the lineup overall)
SecPole14 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-13, 01:24 PM   #6
Hoovey2411
Moderator
iTrader: (16)
 
Hoovey2411's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: California
Posts: 33,811
Default

It's gonna look just like the RLX
Hoovey2411 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-13, 10:04 AM   #7
BoDarville
Driver
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: ga
Posts: 169
Default

you would think that if a supposed 3rd party cameraman was able to get close enough and have the time to take these alleged multiple-angle "spy shots", he had ample opportunity to pull out a tape measure. since he did not, i suspect his paycheck has Honda printed on it. this is just a ploy to gauge interest and drum up fake pub
BoDarville is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-13, 10:37 AM   #8
stlgrym3
Lexus Test Driver
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: san gabriel, ca
Posts: 1,104
Default

i'm really looking forward to this car. i still kick myself not buying the "08 TL Type-S brand new when i had the chance few years back. i'm looking for a larger sedan to replace my IS in a year or two, i will definitely keep my eyes on the TLX. my dream specs for the TLX:

Honda Earth Dream DI V6 without the cylinder deactive crap
firmer suspension
offer a sporty variant ala Type-S, with Brembo brakes preferably
size-wise don't be larger than the new Accord sedan
standard LED headlights

Last edited by stlgrym3; 07-13-13 at 10:41 AM.
stlgrym3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-13, 11:10 AM   #9
Hoovey2411
Moderator
iTrader: (16)
 
Hoovey2411's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: California
Posts: 33,811
Default



http://www.autoblog.com/photos/2015-...photo-2114719/
Hoovey2411 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-13, 11:22 AM   #10
speedflex
Lexus Champion
 
speedflex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: MO
Posts: 2,545
Default

I can see it now. It will look like the current Accord with a beak in the same way as the RLX looks like a big Accord with a beak. And in both cases the Accord will be the better looking car.
speedflex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-13, 11:54 AM   #11
I8ABMR
Lexus Fanatic
 
I8ABMR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Waiting for next track day
Posts: 22,267
Default

you can tell its not very different . I just hope the fixed that ugly *** front fender with the crease in it. Looked like crap. Also they need to get rid of that lame tapered trunk design and the beak
I8ABMR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-13, 04:39 PM   #12
Hoovey2411
Moderator
iTrader: (16)
 
Hoovey2411's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: California
Posts: 33,811
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by I8ABMR View Post
you can tell its not very different . I just hope the fixed that ugly *** front fender with the crease in it. Looked like crap. Also they need to get rid of that lame tapered trunk design and the beak
hold on there cowboy, this is Acura we're talking about!

That's like asking Niagra not to Fall

Hoovey2411 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-13, 05:27 PM   #13
chris2k5
Driver
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: NH
Posts: 108
Default

Acura needs to drop FWD. No one takes them seriously when they offer FWD like they did with the RLX.

They need to just drop it and offer SH-AWD standard.
chris2k5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-13, 06:20 PM   #14
volkce28n
Driver School Candidate
 
volkce28n's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: CA
Posts: 30
Default

hopefully they fixed that hideous bucktooth grill
volkce28n is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-13, 01:07 AM   #15
Fizzboy7
Lexus Fanatic
 
Fizzboy7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: California
Posts: 6,781
Default

Oops! I got my hopes up for about 10 seconds then came back down to earth to remember how many times we've been down this road before.... Acura is set to release an all-new sedan and it's a flop. Why break the pattern now?
Fizzboy7 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2015 Buick Envision Leaked Vh_Supra26 Car Chat 37 10-06-14 06:11 PM
First Drive: 2015 Acura TLX Hoovey2411 Car Chat 24 08-05-14 08:09 AM
The new RC-F... sign me up 4everkidd RC F (2015-present) 123 02-24-14 07:36 PM
Porsche unveils 2013 911 (991) GFerg Car Chat 36 08-26-11 06:09 PM
2012 Passat...is this it? bagwell Car Chat 12 06-17-10 11:40 AM


Tags
2015, 2015acura, acrua, acura, acuratlx, cl, date, forum, preview, release, shot, shots, spy, tl, tlx

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:08 PM.


Copyright © 2000-2016 Internet Brands, Inc. All Rights Reserved