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Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD announced for the L.A. Auto Show

 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD announced for the L.A. Auto Show
2014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD 01.11.2013

Features a 3.5-liter i-VTEC V6 engine and three electric motors

Acura has announced plans to introduce the 2014 RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD at the Los Angeles Auto Show on November 20th.

Destined to become the company's flagship sedan, the RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD is billed as the "most powerful and technologically advanced Acura sedan ever made."

Power is provided by a 3.5-liter i-VTEC V6 engine and three electric motors that produce a combined maximum output of 377 bhp (281 kW). The powertrain is connected to seven-speed dual clutch transmission which enables the model to average 30 mpg (7.8 L/100km / 36 mpg UK). The car also features a torque-vectoring Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system that promises to deliver "outstanding handling and all-weather performance capabilities."

The 2014 RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD will go on sale next year and pricing will be announced closer to launch.

Source: Acura

Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD On Display at LA Auto Show

  • RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD is the most powerful and technologically advanced Acura sedan ever made, producing 377 horsepower; delivering V-8 power and 4-cylinder fuel economy

The Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD, the flagship of the Acura luxury-performance sedan lineup, will be on display at the Los Angeles International Auto Show on November 20, 2013.

Acura's first luxury sedan to use hybrid powertrain technology and electric-powered all-wheel-drive, the RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD delivers V8-like performance with 4-cylinder fuel economy, along with the outstanding handling and all-weather performance capabilities of Acura's torque-vectoring Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system.

The RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD is the most powerful and technologically advanced Acura sedan ever made, and combines a 3.5-liter SOHC direct-injected i-VTEC V-6 engine with a 7-speed dual clutch transmission and three high-output electric motors to produce a combined 377 horsepower and an EPA-rated 30 miles per gallon combined city-highway fuel economy.

The RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD will join the 310-horsepower RLX with Precision All-Wheel Steer (P-AWS) in the Acura model line in 2014. The RLX P-AWS model made its world debut at the Los Angeles International Auto Show in 2012 and went on sale earlier this year.

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