Acura TLX 2017 – A passenger sedan car produced by Honda Motor Co.

The Acura TLX 2017 is a sedan passenger car produced by Honda Motor Co., Ltd. and sold under the Acura brand. Integrated successor model of Acura TL and Acura TSX. The Acura TLX prototype was announced at the North American International Auto Show in 2014, and the mass production model was announced at the New York Auto Show held in April 2014.  TLX was began selling in the United States since August 2014, production is taking place in Marysville, Ohio .

The Acura TLX 2017 model, body’s size is intermediate between Acura TSX and Acura TL, the wheelbase is the same as Acura TL, shortening the overhangs in front and behind, the total length is 9.3 cm shorter than Acura TL, which is more sporty. The total height is reduced by 0.2 in, the total width is reduced by 1 in, and the front area is reduced, so the CdA value is improved by 15% over TL. Although the indoor capacity reached 93.3 cu.ft from 98.2 cu ft of the predecessor TL, the tandem distance remains the same as the previous generation.

Design creates sporty by dynamically shaped fender arch, character line and hood design. Jewel eye LED headlamp which is the icon of Acura is equipped as standard. In the interior, the center console has an 8-inch upper information screen and a lower 7-inch On Demand Multi-Use Display (ODMD).
The grade is roughly divided into the following three, furthermore, an optional technology package is prepared, and in the V6 model, an advanced package can be selected.

Acura TLX 2017 Features

Acura TLX 2017 Advance packages are available only for technology packages and V6 models as optional packages. The technology package is equipped with Acura Navigation with 3D view, 10 speakers Acura / ELS Stuio premium audio system, Next Generation Acura Link etc. For safety equipment, FCW (Forward Collision Warning), LKAS (Lane Keep Assist System), LDW (Lane Departure Warning), BSI (Blind Spot Information), Rear Cross Traffic Monitor etc. are attached. The rear cross traffic monitor uses the BSI sensor mounted on the left and right on the rear with Acura for the first time and notifies the vehicle approaching from the left and right during backing. Work effectively at less than 5 km.

Acura TLX 2017 Hybrid
Acura TLX 2017 Hybrid

The Acura TLX 2017 Advance package is equipped with Acura for RDM (Road Departure Mitigation System). Using a monocular camera at the top of the windshield, search objects such as lanes, cat’s eyes, etc. When judging that they are deviating from the lane, it will display alarm sounds and information on MID, and in some cases use a handle using LKAS Perform brake manipulation with assist and VSA to suppress lane departure.

Acura TLX 2017 Interior
Acura TLX 2017 Interior

2017 Acura TLX Type S
2017 Acura TLX Type S

The remote engine start function is also equipped with Acura for the first time. Furthermore, ACC (adaptive cruise control) with low speed follow-up function, CMBS (rear end collision damage reduction brake) + E pretensioner, front rear parking sensor, LED fog light, LED paddle light etc are prepared.

Acura TLX 2017 3.5L V6

Like the MDX, the 3.5 L direct injection engine generated 290 hp (216 kW) / 6200 rpm, 267 lb.ft. (362 N·m) / 4500 rpm. In the SH-AWD model, it corresponded to the idling stop anew. The 9-speed AT to be combined adopts ZF company’s 9 HP planetary gear type AT. Gear selector is electronic switch type.

Acura TLX 2017 SH-AWD

SH-AWD became a new model, and the system weight was reduced by 25% by making hydraulic type from the conventional electromagnetic clutch type. One electric motor drives a pair of hydraulic pumps, and the ECU controls a linear solenoid valve to control the left and right clutch packs. Even with power performance, the Acura TLX 2017 model’s rear overdrive has increased from 1.7% in the past to 2.7% at all times, and improved the effect of torque vectoring more.

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