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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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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
Mar 3, 2014 8:54 am
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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.
Feb 2, 2014 2:01 am
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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."
Jan 29, 2014 1:20 pm
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jreyes30
no excuses. if other brands can do it why not Honda. this "tlx" should have been the car that came out in 2007. the designs are dated and need a fresh eye. id say overhaul the design department!!!!
Jan 29, 2014 3:46 pm
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ispano6
Watch the B Roll, it looks nothing like an (USDM) Accord.
Feb 2, 2014 2:19 am
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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.
Jan 29, 2014 10:39 am
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ispano6
If for the FWD version, $40k definitely makes the Accord the practical choice. For the SH-AWD, $40k is a bargain. Compared to european competition, the TL is clearly the more reliable. Though in the United States, no one buys German cars new. They are all leased. The schmucks that buy them used end up paying for expensive maintenance.
Feb 2, 2014 2:08 am
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Alfa_Tifoso
Acura is a joke, Honda should shut down money eating machine.
Jan 29, 2014 8:24 am
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KheirFrancis
I Slighly agree, Acura just has to get more competitive with there models
Jan 29, 2014 9:32 am
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Dude von Dudenstein
People say degenarating things about Lexus being rebadged Toyotas, Audis being rebadged Volkswagens and Cadillacs being rebadged Chevrolets. Of course all these notions are bullcrap. Acuras however ARE rebadged Hondas! Gallons and gallons of Honda-ness drip from this car. Isn't the TSX just a Honda Accord over in Europe?
Jan 29, 2014 12:29 pm
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salvatore.bellomo.771
Here's my issue. It's not a bad looking car at all. BUT at 40k I could think of allot of other cars if rather have. As far as rebadging, the only company listed below that's really not rebadging as badly as the rest is vw Audi. Acura Honda Lexus Acura Infiniti Nissan and Cadillac GM are all guilty and pretty bad
Jan 29, 2014 1:34 pm
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Dude von Dudenstein
@salvatore.bellomo.771: What Cadillac, Infiniti and Lexus do, is platform sharing, and they only do it on very few models. The Cadillac XTS for example, rides on an Impala platform, but the whole car is different. Volkswagen AG shares the Audi A8 platform with the Volkswagen Phaeton, Bentley Flying Spur and Porsche Panamera. I think there's nothing wrong with that, because these cars are completely different from one another, just like the Impala and XTS. While I agree that Infiniti may use some more differentiation on the interiors (not exteriors), I think Acura is much poorly executed when it comes to differentiation between the mainstream brand (Honda) and the upmarket brand (Acura).
Jan 29, 2014 3:46 pm
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ispano6
It's too bad considering how good SH-AWD is. The base TLX at least gets a 8-speed, and the SH-AWD a 9-speed, a first for the segment. That in itself distances it from the Accord.
Feb 2, 2014 2:13 am
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ispano6
Have to agree, as much as this TLX concept is a piece of work, the folks at Acura are ruining the Honda brand. Leave it to the Japanese to make their own Japanese luxury brand, not the Americans.
Feb 2, 2014 2:10 am
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