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2013 Acura "What's New" Change Summary

2013 Acura ILX

  • The all-new Acura ILX went on sale May 25, 2012. Positioned at the gateway to the Acura brand, it serves as Acura's all-new compact luxury sedan.
  • The ILX features three powertrain options:
  • The entry-level ILX 2.0L is powered by a 150-horsepower, 2.0-litre inline 4-cylinder paired with a 5-speed automatic transmission with Sequential SportShift.
  • The ILX 2.4L is powered by a 201-horsepower, 2.4-litre engine paired with a close-ratio, six-speed manual transmission.
  • Acura's first-ever gasoline-electric hybrid, the ILX Hybrid, uses a 1.5-litre inline engine and with an integrated electric motor paired with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). The Acura ILX 1.5L Hybrid has a fuel economy rating of (City/Hwy/Combined):  5.0/4.8/4.9 L/100km. With a starting MSRP of $27,790, the Acura ILX offers remarkable value for the money with robust feature content and premium appeal. Standard features include a Keyless Access System with smart entry and pushbutton start, dual-zone automatic climate control, SMS text message, power moonroof and Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®.



2013 Acura TSX

  • The Acura TSX received a mid-cycle refresh in 2011, which included changes to exterior styling, significantly improved NVH, and a wide array of new standard and optional features
  • In 2012, the TSX A-spec was introduced with numerous upgrades to exterior styling, celebrating Acura's fun-to-drive spirit and 25 year history as a luxury brand in America.
  • In 2012, the TSX line up continues to be one of Acura's most popular sedans thanks to a great mix of styling, sporty performance, luxury appointments, good fuel efficiency and outstanding value on a luxury scale.
  • The 2013 TSX sedan will go on sale in fall 2012 and will have no changes to the lineup.



2013 Acura TL

  • In 2012 the Acura TL was significantly refined receiving fresh styling, improved performance and fuel economy and upgraded technology.
  • The Acura TL can be equipped with Acura's acclaimed Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ system (SH-AWD™) along with the option of a close-ratio, six-speed manual transmission for driving enthusiasts.
  • The TL will go on sale in fall 2012 and will have no changes for 2013.

 

 

 2013 Acura RDX

  • Completely redesigned for 2013, the new RDX went on sale April 2, 2012 and had all-time record sales months in April, May, and June 2012 (May 2012 sales were up 176% compared to May 2011).
  • The new Acura RDX is the right-sized Compact Luxury SUV with increased comfort, utility and power along with top-of-class fuel-economy (City/Hwy/Combined):  10.7/7.3/9.2 L/100km. 
  • The Acura RDX features a new 3.5L V-6 with 33 more horsepower than the previous model (273 horsepower), a new six-speed automatic transmission and a new All-Wheel-Drive System with Intelligent Control™
  • Standard features on the RDX include leather seating, heated power front seats, a power moonroof and a 360watt audio system. New technologies such as SMS text messaging function, a Keyless Access System with pushbutton start, an Active Noise Control system and a rear view camera system with three unique viewing angles are also standard equipment.
  • Available on the Technology Package, the RDX receives new features including Acura's latest generation navigation system, a hard disk drive (HDD) with 60 gigabytes of storage capacity (15g dedicated for music) and a power actuated rear tailgate.
  • The 2013 RDX has received the highest possible safety rating of TOP SAFETY PICK from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) earning a score of GOOD in all categories.



2013 Acura MDX

  • The Acura MDX received a mid-cycle refresh in 2010 which included a new engine and transmission, a revised chassis, more comfort, improved technology and a fresh new exterior look.
  • The MDX continues to be the best selling seven passenger luxury SUV.
  • The 2013 MDX will go on sale in fall 2012 and will have no changes for the model year.



2013 Acura ZDX

  • The Acura ZDX receives a mid-cycle refresh for the 2013 model year including exterior styling changes, new technology and will be sold in a single, valued-added package offering clients greater value on a luxury scale.
  • Although the ZDX remains a niche vehicle for the Acura brand, it continues to garner attention for its unique styling while transcending the traditional distinctions between coupe, sedan and sport utility vehicle.
  • The 2013 ZDX will go on sale in Late 2012.
 

A "Sneak Peak" at What's Coming in 2014


2014 Acura RLX

  • The all-new RLX will launch in Spring 2013 as Acura's new flagship sedan delivering an entirely new level of performance, sophistication and comfort.
  • The RLX will boast the interior space of a large luxury sedan with the footprint and agility of a midsize luxury sedan.
  • The all-wheel-drive RLX model will employ Acura's highly advanced new Sport Hybrid SH-AWD® system (Super Handling All-Wheel Drive).
  • The performance hybrid system utilizes a front-mounted electric motor, located within the dual clutch transmission, and a unique dual electric motor drive unit with a bilateral torque adjustable control system to instantly generate negative or positive torque to the rear wheels during cornering.
  • The RLX will be offered in a 310 horsepower, front-wheel-drive version, which will deliver superior handling performance through the application of a new Acura technology— Precision All Wheel Steer™.
  • The RLX equipped with Sport Hybrid SH-AWD® will deliver V-8 acceleration with four-cylinder fuel economy—producing 370 horsepower.