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Acura RLX sedan revealed in new patent photos - car fanatics - 06-21-2012 11:10 AM
Photo: Copyright 2012 Garry Gulledge / Car Fanatics Forum [Acura RLX concept]
Photo credit: Car and Driver [Patent photos]
June 21, 2012
By: CF staff
Acura’s push for more radical, independent styling could be over before it starts. These pictures, which were made public this week in a European design patent database, show an RLX sedan that’s been dulled down from the only slightly edgier concept version presented last April. The RLX will arrive in early 2013 as the replacement for the RL as Acura’s range-topping sedan.
About the Acura RLX sedan
The RLX Concept employs an extraordinary array of new Acura technologies, including the Sport Hybrid SH-AWD® system, in combination with sophisticated styling and smart packaging to deliver an entirely new level of performance, sophistication and comfort.
Utilizing highly efficient packaging, the RLX Concept delivers the interior space of a large luxury sedan with the footprint and agility of a midsize luxury sedan. The RLX Concept's all-new 3.5L direct-injected VTEC® V-6 engine and Sport Hybrid SH-AWD® system, with three electric motors, combine to generate more than 370-horsepower, and are paired with a 7-speed dual clutch transmission (DCT) and lightweight body to deliver V-8 acceleration with four-cylinder fuel economy—with an estimated EPA (city/highway/combined) rating of 30/30/30 mpg. Read more.
RE: Acura RLX sedan revealed in new patent photos - REVolution - 06-21-2012 11:14 AM
The front end reminds me of the previous gen Mazda6 and TL.
RE: Acura RLX sedan revealed in new patent photos - AlwaysSmooth - 06-21-2012 01:14 PM
Looks good and as expected from the concept. Hopefully it sales well and the eSH-AWD and regular FWD versions do well in the handling department.
RE: Acura RLX sedan revealed in new patent photos - Brown_Pride - 06-21-2012 02:39 PM
Patent photos never do the vehicle any justice. Anybody remember those for the 6GC? Turned out beautiful. However I don't know if this will push the envelope enough to compete in its segment.
RE: Acura RLX sedan revealed in new patent photos - Thed - 06-21-2012 02:52 PM
I HATE those headlights with a burning passion.
Aftermarket should have an answer... OH WAIT. The aftermarket has taken a DUMP on Acura ever since the 2009 TL came out!
RE: Acura RLX sedan revealed in new patent photos - zeep - 06-21-2012 03:15 PM
That would be just insane if those fuel economy numbers are true.
RE: Acura RLX sedan revealed in new patent photos - jspookss - 06-21-2012 03:27 PM
Derivative of everything.
RE: Acura RLX sedan revealed in new patent photos - CTS-Vluvr - 06-21-2012 03:39 PM
Introducing the Acura Car! It says nothing special and stirs zero emotion, it's the revolutionary Car by Acura! Why are Honda and Toyota perpetually stuck in 1999?
RE: Acura RLX sedan revealed in new patent photos - redsky - 06-21-2012 04:09 PM
Apart from styling( 'cause opinion), tell me what stuff is from 1999?
RE: Acura RLX sedan revealed in new patent photos - AlwaysSmooth - 06-21-2012 05:52 PM
Isn't 1999 when Cadillac introduced the "Art & Science" design language with the Evoq concept? And doesn't Cadillac still employ that same design language now in 2012? So aren't they also still stuck in 1999 with Honda and Toyota too? I would say so....:ohmy:
Anyways, those lights are really nice up front. Kinda like the ones on the new A6. Well the new Audi's in general seem to have this pattern to an extent.
RE: Acura RLX sedan revealed in new patent photos - AudiR8 - 06-22-2012 06:36 AM
Well hot damn.