2018 Acura TLX Going On Sale June 1 for $33,000
Today Acura announced that the refreshed 2018 TLX performance luxury sedan will go on sale June 1st, featuring a more sporty and alluring style that’s in keeping with the luxury brand’s new design direction. The new model will also launch with an all-new TLX A-Spec variant and new premium features.
AcuraWatch will come as standard equipment on all grades of the 2018 TLX, leading all luxury midsize sedans in the application of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies. The 2.4-liter engine-equipped model starts with a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $33,000, while the V6 version starts at $36,200. The TLX V6 A-Spec is offered for the first time at a price of $42,800.
“We’re enhancing the already outstanding dynamic performance of the Acura TLX by carrying our Precision Crafted Performance direction through to the exterior design,” said Acura VP Jon Ikeda. “The addition of the new A-Spec further advances the TLX to a more distinctive position in the segment and enhances its appeal to a more performance oriented buyer.”
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The 2018 TLX will be the first Acura that features a redesigned dual-screen user interface (ODMD 2.0), providing drivers with more intuitive menus and command structures. The system is complemented by a new 7-inch capacitive touchscreen (previously resistive type) with a 30% faster response time and Android Auto compatibility, which will put a user’s phone’s most useful Apps on the TLX’s display. The new vehicle also supports Apple CarPlay, allowing iPhone users to get directions optimized for traffic, make calls, send and receive messages, and listen to music more easily.
The 2018 TLX also holds the distinction of being the first Acura sedan to take design cues from the Acura Precision Concept, as evidenced by the Acura diamond pentagon grille up front and amplified by its more sharply sculpted hood and front fenders. The design is completed by Acura’s signature 5-lamp Jewel Eye LED headlights and new alloy wheel designs.
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