Acura RLX Debuts at Monterey
Being shown this week during Monterey Car Week, the 2018 Acura RLX adopts Acura’s new design direction including signature diamond pentagon grille.
Acura has unveiled a redesigned 2018 Acura RLX reflecting the brand’s new Precision Crafted Performance design direction to create a more substantial presence for Acura’s top-of-the-line luxury sports sedan.
The 2018 Acura RLX makes its public debut this week during the prestigious Monterey Automotive Week, August 15-19 on the Monterey peninsula.
The new RLX incorporates design cues to showcase its performance capabilities, including Acura’s signature diamond pentagon grille, a more sculpted hood, new wheel designs, bold, newly designed LED taillights, dual exhaust finishers and a gloss black rear diffuser.
The 2018 Acura RLX is the most sophisticated and best performing Acura sedan ever, with Sport Hybrid Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive (Sport Hybrid SH-AWD) technology, shared with the NSX supercar, that creates a powerful and precise driving experience unmatched in the segment.
The 377 total system horsepower, the RLX Sport Hybrid seamlessly integrates a direct-injected V6 with three electric motors and Super Handling All-Wheel Drive for instant acceleration, precise handling, outstanding all-weather performance and excellent fuel economy.
Based on developments from the NSX, the RLX Sport Hybrid powertrain and dynamic handling has been further optimized.
With Precision All-Wheel Steer the RLX is now mated to a new 10-speed automatic transmission delivering a more refined driving experience, as well as improved acceleration and passing times.
The 2018 RLX features the unique AcuraWatch suite of technologies, as standard equipment, and has been enhanced with the addition of Traffic Jam Assist, a first for Acura. Working in conjunction with Adaptive Cruise Control with Low Speed Follow, Traffic Jam Assist helps reduce driver stress in highly congested traffic situations by helping keep the vehicle in its lane and a set interval behind a car detected ahead.
AcuraWatch also includes Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) with automatic emergency braking, Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow and Road Departure Mitigation (RDM). AcuraWatch uses a millimeter wave radar and monocular camera sensing technology to detect other vehicles as well as lane markings and can help intervene to prevent or mitigate the severity of a collision.