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Acura News: Acura Unveils Type S Concept

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Acura has unveiled their Type S concept ahead of the Monterey Car Week kicking off in two days. This concept strongly previews the upcoming TLX and a Type S performance version. This time, Acura is promising greater acceleration to go with the Type S and not just better braking and handling.

The dash to axle ratio tells us that this concept is still front-wheel drive, as to be expected. But, adding to that better handling is almost certainly a version of Acura's SH-AWD. The short rear deck is there as is with most new sedan designs these days. The check-mark like tail lamps are a departure from the current Acura design theme while the headlight array is consistent with the current TLX. 

While this concept looks pretty close to production, we'll probably see a more production ready version of the TLX in the coming months, perhaps at the LA Auto Show. 

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I wonder if it is still on the Accord platform or whether they are using the new platform that underpins the RDX.

 

 

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Not bad looking, better than what they have now.

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10 minutes ago, frogger said:

I wonder if it is still on the Accord platform or whether they are using the new platform that underpins the RDX.

 

 

As it's a concept I can't tell you either way, but apparently all Acuras are moving to that platform eventually.  It depends on if the next TLX is just a heavy refresh of the current car or if it really is all-new on the new platform.

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Definitely an improvement... haven't really liked Hondas for years.

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I love how automakers solution to people moving from sedans to SUVs is to make sedans with sweeping roof lines and small trunks so you get less cargo space and less headroom, thus motivating people even more to look at an SUV rather than a sedan.

This will be another turbo 4, front drive sedan, boring.

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26 minutes ago, smk4565 said:

I love how automakers solution to people moving from sedans to SUVs is to make sedans with sweeping roof lines and small trunks so you get less cargo space and less headroom, thus motivating people even more to look at an SUV rather than a sedan.

This will be another turbo 4, front drive sedan, boring.

Has way more style than the current Yawn of style at MB.

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Looks great!  Love the color!  Still like my SUVs...

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9 hours ago, regfootball said:

EXCITEMENT!!!

All they need is ribbed plastic cladding.

If feels to me like they got the concept / production version backwards.  This looks like a concept version of the current TLX. 

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I like it, I think looks great.  I hope they put some real performance into it.

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I recall reading turbo v6 rumours recently.

 

 

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2 hours ago, Drew Dowdell said:

All they need is ribbed plastic cladding.

If feels to me like they got the concept / production version backwards.  This looks like a concept version of the current TLX. 

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Is the current TLX on the current Accord platform?

i would guess new TLX be on current accord platform. If so, the current accord platform is the right size. Lots of room. 

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4 minutes ago, regfootball said:

Is the current TLX on the current Accord platform?

i would guess new TLX be on current accord platform. If so, the current accord platform is the right size. Lots of room. 

Current TLX has been around since 2014, so it's probably based on the 9th generation Accord platform that was around 5 years ago.. 

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