Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com
November 1, 2013
Acura announced today that the second member of the RLX family, the RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD will debut this month at the L.A. Auto Show.
The Sport Hybrid will utilize a 3.5Ldirect-injected i-VTEC V6 engine mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox and a trio of electric motors to generate 377 horsepower, and get up to 30 MPG Highway.
We'll have more info when the RLX Sport Hybrid is revealed on November 20th.
Press Release is on Page 2
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, with 377 total system horsepower; delivering V-8 power and 4-cylinder fuel efficiency
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 efficiency, 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. As a result, the RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD has total system power of 377 horsepower and an anticipated EPA fuel economy rating of 30 miles per gallon combined.
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.