Acura doesn’t have a brand cachet like its European competitors. Neither does it consist of impressive variants such like a BMW M5 or an Audi A6. But despite that, Acura consists of a solid and unwavering record amongst its enthusiasts. And one prime reason for their stature in its respective segment is the RLX.
It is one of Honda’s high-end luxury divisions. Offering a range of wonderful performances and superb driving experience, it is surely one of the most imposing designs within the brand. Recently, there was news that the automaker could be churning out the 2018 Acura RLX model.
2018 Acura RLX – Exterior Expectations and Luxurious Interior Design
A mysterious prototype of this new model was seen in Rolling Hills Estate, California and that was suggestive that this zest might be true. According to tipsters-
‘Its side body lines and C-pillar are affirming cues that this new model will follow the signature styling of its predecessor.’
However, Acura is always known to bring about interesting changes to their table every time. And as per the prototype, that will persist this time as well. Differentiation will come in the rear bumper, front grille and its taillights.
This all-new 2018 Acura RLX will host of an elegant body with chiselling graces at its sides. The aim of Acura was to make their model more aesthetic and aggressive. This comes in the form of an appealing front fascia with a new grille styling and a host of LED illuminations.
The headlights will incorporate jewel style DRLs (daytime running LEDs) and powerful fog lights. Illuminating door panels will also likely come as standard.
The frontal grille will come in two sections. The upper portion will adopt Acura’s signature Pentagon-style with cross hair air vents and chrome finish. The lower grille will also have cross-hair intakes and will merge with the lower bumper.
This new 2018 RLX will likely increase in length by a couple of inches, making it roomier! And as per usage of construction materials, tipsters opine that this model will likely use of carbon fibre and aluminium to keep the model sporty and lightweight.
This new 2018 Acura RLX will appear impressive as its exterior designing. Plenty of tactile elements will come to heighten user experience. Seats will consist of Milano leather and will offer plenty of leg and shoulder room for passenger comfort. Supple leather will start from its door panels sweeping cross the dual-cove instrumental panel’s curves.
The central panel will also come with leather clothing. Moreover, this time around, this new 2018 Acura RLX will have 2 ODMD (On Demand Multi-Use Display) screens in its centre. Latest analogue gauges for engine speeds, fuel, temperature and road will also come as new inclusions.
A HomeLink feature will also include and will easy allows controlling of the sunroof, in-cab lights. And its 3-spoke leatherette steering wheel will consist of a good combination of rotary wheel, toggle and other intuitive controllers for smooth navigation.
Automakers always give prime importance to the safety of passengers. Adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, road departure mitigation system collision mitigation braking, etc. will all come as standard.
2018 Acura RLX – Engine Specifications
The latest Acura RLX 2018 will come with 3.5-litre V6 with the ability to notch up 315 hp and around 275 lb-ft. torque. It will mate with a 6-speed auto transmission.
Top speed will likely be around 133 mph and it will make the 0 -60 sprint in 5.8 seconds. EPA expectancy as per tipsters will be around 30 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on highways.
2018 Acura RLX – Price and Launch Date
The 2018 Acura RLX will likely come out in either in the last quarter of 2017 or early 2018. In terms of pricing, entry level models will cost $55,000. Its chief adversaries will be the likes of BMW 5 Series and Lexus GS.