New Acura flagship sedan offers outstanding luxury, performance and
MARKHAM, ON, June 7, 2013 /CNW/ - The 2014 RLX luxury flagship sedan
goes on sale at Canadian Acura dealerships today, with a manufacturer's
suggested retail price (MSRP) starting at $49,990* and topping out at
$62,190 for the technology-laden RLX Elite package.
The all-new 2014 Acura RLX is the most powerful, spacious, and
technologically advanced sedan in the history of Acura. Powered by an
all-new 310-horsepower, direct-injected V-6 engine and featuring a host
of Acura signature technologies, including Precision All-Wheel Steer™, Jewel Eye™ LED headlights, and all-new AcuraLink® connected car system, the RLX delivers new levels of technology-enhanced
performance, comfort and connectivity in a luxury flagship sedan.
Using smart packaging, advanced aerodynamics, and lightweight body
design, along with fuel-saving i-VTEC with Variable Cylinder Management engine technology, the RLX has
top-class Transport Canada fuel economy ratings of 10.5 / 6.4 / 8.6
In keeping with the Acura brand focus on "The Synergy Between Man and
Machine," the RLX utilizes an all-new direct-injection engine,
lightweight body structure, and Acura Precision All-Wheel Steer™ (P-AWS™) to deliver a dynamic driving experience that truly reflects the will
of the driver. Whether on a serpentine mountain pass, congested city
street, or cramped airport parking deck, the RLX with P-AWS™, is designed to deliver an unprecedented level of handling precision
The RLX is equipped with the AcuraLink® connectivity system, delivering a bevy of new information, media,
convenience, and security services via embedded two-way communications
and web-enabled devices. Along with in-vehicle integration for Sirius
XM, the new AcuraLink® system is the first Acura to apply Aha™ by Harman, a cloud-based interface that provides users with thousands
of customizable media and connectivity choices. AcuraLink® also delivers an array of available security and convenience features,
such as AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic™ with the all-new surface street traffic information, airbag deployment
notification, stolen vehicle tracking, remote locking and unlocking,
security alarm notification and 24-hour personalized concierge services
for restaurant reservations and more. AcuraLink® is complimentary for four years of ownership on Standard and Connect
packages and for one year of ownership on the Premium package.
With a longer wheelbase and wider greenhouse than competing mid-luxury
sedans, the new RLX delivers the most spacious five-passenger seating
in its class in a nimbler package. The RLX boasts the longest
rear-seat legroom (985 mm), and best front (1514 mm) and rear (1449 mm)
shoulder room in the mid-luxury class. The RLX body makes extensive use
of high-strength steel and aluminum, further aiding its outstanding
fuel efficiency, dynamic performance, and superior handling agility.
The new RLX comes with an incredible array of advanced driver assistive
and visibility technologies, including a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera,
Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW); along
with available Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Adaptive Cruise
Control with Low-Speed Follow, Blind Spot Information (BSI) system, and
Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS).
Utilizing Acura's next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ II (ACE™ II) body structure, along with seven airbags (including a new driver's
knee airbag), the RLX is anticipated to earn top-level safety ratings -
a 5-star NCAP Overall Vehicle Score, and U.S. IIHS "TOP SAFETY PICK+"
rating, including a GOOD rating in the IIHS small overlap frontal
RLX with Technology Package
RLX with Elite Package
Acura is the luxury-performance division of Honda Canada Inc. The Acura
lineup features seven distinctive models including the RLX luxury
performance sedan, the TL performance luxury sedan, the TSX sedan, the
ILX compact luxury sedan, the RDX luxury crossover SUV, the MDX luxury
sport utility vehicle and the ZDX four-door sports coupe.
Connect with Acura:
Media Information: www.acuranews.ca
Consumer Information: www.acura.ca
*MSRP excludes tax, license, registration, vehicle options and
destination charge. Dealer prices may vary.
1 Based on 2014 Transport Canada fuel economy ratings. Use for comparison
purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive
and maintain your vehicle.
SOURCE: Acura Canada
For further information:
Maki Inoue (905) 888-4416
Laura Heasman (905) 888-4586