2015 Acura TLX prototype rendered as a production model

 2015 Acura TLX prototype rendered as a production model
2015 Acura TLX render / X-Tomi Design

A logical evolution of the prototype

X-Tomi Design has rendered the 2015 Acura TLX production model based on the prototype exhibited earlier this month at NAIAS in Detroit.

It's not very hard to imagine how the TLX will look like in production clothing but nevertheless X-Tomi Design decided to show us what to expect. While the near-production prototype showed in Detroit had a red paint, this one adopts an attractive blue hue and features subtle revisions to the alloy wheel design and headlights along with other minor tweaks.

Despite being 3.8 inches shorter than the TL, the 2015 Acura TLX will utilize the same 109.3-inch wheelbase and will be powered by either a 4-cylinder 2.4-liter engine or a V6 3.5-liter. Performance specs have not been disclosed but Acura says the four-banger will work with a dual-clutch 8-speed auto whereas the V6 engine will be coupled to a 9-speed automatic transmission.

Optionally available for the V6-powered model will be Acura's Super-Handling All Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) while front-wheel drive models will feature a next-gen Precision All-Wheel Steer system. A wide variety of safety systems will be available, such as adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow, lane keeping assist system, forward collision warning, collision mitigation braking and lane departure warning.

Production will commence later this year at Acura's Marysville, Ohio factory.

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Comments (14)

 jimmy-joe jimmy-joe
Very comical to read comments about "rebadging" This TLX is not a rebadge. Yes, it shares a few components, but what cars don't. Contrast Infiniti. EVERY car they sell as an Infinit is sold as a Nissan in Japan. EVERY vehicle Infiniti sells is just a simple rebadge. Acura on the other hand has the unique to Acura MDX, RDX, ILX, TL
March 3, 2014 8:54 am
 ispano6 ispano6
This has got to be one of the worst renders I've ever seen. How is it that car "experts" here can say that it's a re-badged accord. It has SH-AWD, the best AWD system in the segment. The TSX was a true Japanese luxury car in that it was actually made in Japan, compared to the TL, which is an American luxury car. The TSX/Euro Accord is no slouch either, having one of the best balanced FWD chassis out there. People love to knock Honda but don't give praise where it's due. This TLX is gorgeous, as is the Accord that it is "based" on. Calling it a simple re-badge just makes those who say so sound utterly stupid. "The body looks good considering its just a render..." Hello? This is not a render, it is a re-color with Honda Accord wheels slapped on. X-Tomi did a great job messing up the actual concept car which is no simple render but 99% production.
February 2, 2014 2:01 am
 EhEmGee EhEmGee
Overhead at the Acura Design Studio: "I'm tired of people making fun of our attempts to make Acuras look different. F**k it! Make it look like an Accord, slap on some chrome bits, and call it brand-new."
January 29, 2014 1:20 pm
 duppy mowt duppy mowt
Body looks good considering its just a render (but its really an Accord). The specs will be the same as always, 3.7 liter, and about 300 or so horses. If the car doesn't do 0-60 in well under 6 seconds, its a RIP-OFF for $40k.
January 29, 2014 10:39 am
 Alfa_Tifoso Alfa_Tifoso
Acura is a joke, Honda should shut down money eating machine.
January 29, 2014 8:24 am