The next Acura TLX is expected to bring a rebirth to the Acura brand which has lagged behind the competition in recent years. The all-new TLX is the future of Acura and introduces the design language for all future Acura products. This exciting vehicle is not expected to hit dealerships until later this year, but a pre-production prototype spotting the drive gives us an indication of how the new Acura sports sedan will look in the real world.
The 2021 Acura TLX promises to give Acura enthusiasts plenty to get excited about with new engine options, a revised platform and improved driving dynamics. The TLX-based model now uses a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 that produces a respectable 272 horsepower and routes the power through an optional all-wheel drive system. Acura also brings back the Type-S high performance trim level which uses a turbocharged V6 engine that benefits from the experienced NSX supercar engineering team. Acura has yet to reveal the final power figures for the Acura TLX Type-S, but expect a figure above 350 horsepower.
The new TLX design is now lower and wider than the old car and gives off a rear-wheel drive look. Although the engines on the new TLX are still transversely mounted, they exude the look of a rear-wheel-drive sports sedan, giving the new TLX the presence that the old car lacked. Marry this thrilling design with the concerted effort to inject a sporty driving experience into the new TLX and it looks like Acura has a winning formula in its hands.
In the real world, the new TLX stands out. It attracts your eyes to its clean lines and new LED lighting. The 2021 Acura TLX has a level of excitement missing from the Acura lineup and will certainly attract more attention to the brand. Would you choose the TLX over the established competition?