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Acura’s 2014 RLX Concept Car to Visit LA Auto Show

2013 Acura RLX

Source: 2013 Acura RLX | Official Website

After Acura unveiled its upcoming 2014 RLX car last April, Honda recently confirmed that its luxury arm car production version will debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show this November. Although there’s a chance that the car manufacturer will tweak the 2014 Acura RLX, it won’t look a lot different from what went on display in New York auto show.

Acura 2014 RLX: What to Expect

There were reports that the 2014 Acura RLX will be powered by a V6 engine rated at 310 hp. Users can have additional 60 hp with the help of SH-AWD system. It also gooses the rear wheels, which improves its handling.

Last April, Acura revealed its tech-laden RLX concept in New York. The model previews a next-generation sedan, which is set to arrive early next year to replace the RL model.

It boasts a direct-injection 3.5-liter V6 engine, together with seven-speed automatic transmission. The car also has the automaker’s next-generation, all-wheel-drive system, dubbed Sport-Hybrid SH-AWD. Previewed at the Twin Ring Motegi circuit in Japan last year, the system uses dual electric motors to increase handling and output.

Because of this, Acura said that the 2014 RLX can produce 370 hp and get up to 30 mpg. The concept also marks the debut of the car manufacturer’s “jewel eye” headlamps. It has eight LED units, reflective optical lenses, and glossy trim.

Weighing in at less than 4,000 pounds, the 2014 Acura RLX’s body sports high-strength steel and aluminum. It has new underpinnings, double-wishbone suspension in front, and multi-link rear configuration. The car is also the same length as the RL, although its wheelbase is two inches longer.

On the other hand, it features a shorter front overhang that combines with a wider track and width. This gives the sedan a considerably different proportion.

About the L.A. Auto Show

The L.A. Auto Show will run from November 30 to December 9. The event, which will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center, will feature 40 North American and at least 20 world premieres in their debut lineup. As stated by Andy Fuzesi, the general manager of L.A. Auto Show:

As the first major North American show of the season, L.A. sets the tone for 2013 and we expect that automakers will put out all the stops to excite new-car buyers.

In virtually every category from the greenest electric vehicle to high-horsepower performance models, the technological advancements we are seeing today eclipse all previous automotive eras.

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