New 2012 Acura TSX A-Spec makes Canadian debut; designed to deliver
MONTREAL, Jan. 12, 2012 /CNW/ - Representing the leading edge of a wave
of new products and technologies, Acura today unveiled two new vehicles
at the Montreal International Auto Show, including a prototype of the
all-new 2013 RDX crossover SUV and the new 2012 Acura TSX A-Spec. The
new model debuts coincide with Acura's 25th anniversary in Canada as a premium luxury-performance automobile brand,
with a new exciting direction stressed for the future.
"Over the next three years, the Acura brand will launch a series of new
models that will remake our product lineup and shake up the luxury
market," said Alexandre Roger, assistant vice president of Acura in
Shown as a prototype version of the 2013 RDX, the second generation of
Acura's five-passenger crossover SUV will up the ante with a new
approach to achieving both advanced performance and fuel efficiency via
a new engine, transmission and all-wheel drive system.
The 2013 RDX, scheduled to launch this spring, will have as standard
equipment a 3.5-litre V-6 engine that produces 273 horsepower - 33 more
than the outgoing model. For even higher performance and efficiency,
the RDX makes use of a 6-speed automatic transmission with a new
lock-up torque converter. The RDX also gets a new, lighter
all-wheel-drive system that provides the required performance and
safety with increased efficiency.
The RDX exterior incorporates a sleek, more aerodynamically efficient
body, evolving RDX from a sporty, compact SUV to a more formal look
with a longer, sculpted hood and styling that is more elegant and
sophisticated to match the Acura philosophy of timeless, beautiful
design. Chassis updates include a longer wheelbase and wider track,
all-new Amplitude Reactive Dampers, and a new motion adaptive
electronic power steering system.
Inside the 2013 RDX, new sweeping shapes, matte surface trim, and
generous use of leather combine to give the RDX interior an upscale
look and luxury feel that Acura customers have come to expect. Abundant
use of sound deadening materials and Active Sound Control team to
provide an exceptionally quiet cabin. Additional interior features,
such as larger door openings, more passenger room, increased cargo
volume and a power rear tailgate make the RDX interior even more
accommodating and flexible.
The 2013 RDX will receive a host of new technologies, including SMS text
message feature, a smart entry keyless access system, pushbutton start,
and a three view rear camera. An available Technology Package will
provide a full complement of relevant technologies, including Acura
Navigation System with Bilingual Voice Recognition™. New for 2013, the even more advanced navigation system utilizes a hard
disk drive (HDD) with 60 gigabytes of storage capacity, including 15
gigabytes that can be allocated for music storage.
Acura anticipates that the RDX will achieve top ratings in both
U.S.-based NHTSA and IIHS crash safety testing.
Production of the new RDX will move to the East Liberty, Ohio, plant of
Honda of America Mfg., Inc. that is home to one of the four top
assembly lines in North America in the J.D. Power and Associates' 2011
Initial Quality Study (IQS). The first generation RDX has been built at
the Marysville, Ohio, auto plant, an IQS award winner for both of its
2012 Acura TSX A-Spec
Designed to appeal to driving enthusiasts, the new 2012 Acura TSX A-Spec
is a demonstration of Acura's commitment to sharpening its focus on
cars that satisfy the emotions and desires of today's driver. With
luxurious suede seating surfaces with red accent stitching, red
interior lighting reminiscent of the adrenaline fueled RSX of
yesterday, unique wheels paired with high performance summer tires and
an aero package, A-Spec is the first in a line of appearance trims that
will build on Acura's timeless and beautiful design direction.
Image with caption: "Acura Debuts All-New 2013 RDX Crossover at Montreal International Auto Show(CNW Group/Acura Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120112_C3625_PHOTO_EN_8835.jpg
SOURCE Acura Canada
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