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Acura Launches Handcrafted "PMC Edition" Models in New York

o 2020 Acura TLX PMC Edition to debut at New York Auto Show; available this summer
o Handcrafted in the Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC), where the Acura NSX supercar is produced
o TLX PMC Edition combines the line-topping premium features of the Tech A-Spec Package 
o Highest quality, most vibrant paint Acura has offered on a production car – nano-pigment technology previously exclusive to NSX  
o The TLX is the first model to receive “PMC Edition” treatment; MDX to follow

NEW YORK, APRIL 11, 2019—Harnessing the unique assessment capabilities of its bespoke Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC) in Marysville, Ohio, Acura will introduce handcrafted limited-edition vehicles, starting with the 2020 TLX PMC Edition. With production starting this summer, the 2020 TLX PMC Editon for North America, will be built by the same master technicians that hand assemble the Acura NSX supercar. Deliveries of the exclusive 2020 TLX PMC Edition will begin this summer with pricing around $50,000. An MDX PMC Edition will follow. Both the production TLX PMC Edition and MDX PMC Edition Prototype make their world debut at the 2019 New York International Auto Show and will be on display throughout public show days, April 19-28, at the Jacob Javits Center.
“We wanted to create something exceptional with these models for Acura enthusiasts and collectors alike. Leveraging the advanced capabilities and precision craftsmanship of our Performance Manufacturing Center, we believe we have done just that.” said Emile Korkor, Assistant Vice President of Acura Sales and Marketing. “We designed the PMC facility not only to build NSX, but to give Acura the flexibility to explore handcrafted production of limited edition models. TLX and MDX PMC editions are just the beginning, and we intend on exploring additional options in the future.” 
With a limited production run, the 2020 TLX PMC Edition is distinguished by its deeply lustrous and grade-exclusive Valencia Red Pearl paint with nano-pigment technology, applied in the bespoke factory’s advanced paint facility.  
The 2020 TLX PMC Edition will be the jewel of the TLX lineup, featuring Acura’s high-performance direct-injected i-VTEC® V6 powertrain and torque-vectoring Acura Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD™) along with the full complement of premium features shared with the TLX Tech  A-Spec Package. In addition, the TLX PMC Edition will incorporate the bold exterior and interior design elements of Acura’s A-Spec line, plus multiple PMC Edition-exclusive design elements, inside and out. 

Extreme Colour: Supercar Calibre Paint
Each TLX PMC Edition is finished in Valencia Red Pearl, the highest quality, most vibrant paint ever offered by Acura and previously reserved for only the NSX supercar. This advanced paint features nano-pigment technology that produces exceptionally high colour saturation (chroma) and deep levels of contrast. Engineered using mica, metal flake and super-high transparency nano pigments, the paint is applied using PMC’s advanced robotic paint system in multiple base coats to enhance colour intensity. This is followed by two clear coats to increase the paint’s luster. Each PMC Edition undergoes the same meticulous hand inspection process given to the NSX. The total time in paint, including curing, is five days. 

Handcrafted Build Process
The TLX PMC Edition assembly process begins with the delivery of the body-in-white from the main TLX production facility (Marysville Auto Plant). Once the paint process is finished, the skilled Performance Manufacturing Center master technicians will begin the hand assembly of the PMC Edition, starting with the installation of all drivetrain and chassis components, wiring harnesses and electronics. Next, the PMC Edition 19-inch wheels and tires, and exterior trim are added. Finally, the PMC Edition is fitted with its unique interior including an individually numbered serial plaque on the centre console. 
When the hand-assembly process is complete, each PMC Edition TLX will undergo the same quality control process as NSX, including dyno check, final paint inspection, rough-road simulation and water leak test. Finally, every PMC Edition is wrapped in a specially designed car cover before being transported to a dealer via an enclosed car carrier.  

Exclusive PMC Edition Features
  The TLX PMC Edition combines the premium features of the TLX Tech  Package with the sporty character of A-Spec line. PMC Edition-exclusive exterior design elements include Valencia Red Pearl paint, a body-coloured grille surround, gloss black painted roof and door handles; gloss black 19-inch wheels and lug nuts; body-coloured side mirror housings, and dark chrome 4-inch dual exhaust finishers. 
Inside, the TLX PMC Edition is distinguished by black Milano leather seats with Alcantara™ inserts, black piping and red stitching for the seats, door panels, and centre armrest. An A-Spec steering wheel includes perforated black leather, red stitching and metal-finished paddle shifters. The individually numbered serial plaque on the lower console designates the 2020 TLX PMC Edition as one of just 360 handcrafted at the Performance Manufacturing Center. 

TLX PMC Edition Feature Summary 
Exclusive to TLX PMC Edition
Valencia Red Pearl nano pigment paint 
Unique PMC Edition numbered serial plaque 
Gloss black 19-inch split-5-spoke wheels with black lug nuts
Gloss black roof panel
Gloss black door handles
Gloss black diamond pentagon grille with body-coloured grille surround 
Dual 4-inch black chrome exhaust finishers
Premium black milano leather seats with Alcantara™ inserts, black piping and red stitching 
Perforated leather-wrapped steering wheel with red stitching and paddle shifters
Red stitching on door panel, centre console, and armrest 
Premium floormats with metal A-Spec badging
Additional Features
A-Spec exterior sport appearance package
A-Spec interior sport appearance package
Jewel-Eye LED headlights, LED fog lights
GPS-linked navigation with Apple Carplay and Android Auto integration
Heated and front seats, heated rear outboard seats, heated steering wheel
Acura ELS Studio™ premium audio system with 10 speakers
Multi-angle rear view camera system
Power folding door mirrors with auto-dimming 
Blind spot information (BSI) system, rear cross traffic monitor
AcuraWatch™ suite of safety and driver assistive technologies

About Acura Canada

Acura is the luxury-performance division of Honda Canada Inc.  and is a leading automotive luxury nameplate that delivers Precision Crafted Performance, an original approach to technology and design that creates a new driving experience. The Acura lineup features six distinctive models – the RLX luxury flagship sedan, the TLX performance luxury sedan, the ILX sport sedan, the 5-passenger RDX luxury crossover SUV, and the Acura MDX seven-passenger luxury SUV. Acura launched its next-generation, electrified NSX supercar as a new and pinnacle expression of Acura Precision Crafted Performance.  Acura celebrated its 30th anniversary in Canada in February 2017 and has grown to include 51 locations in its dealer network across the country. For more information, please visit www.acura.ca
o 2020 Acura TLX PMC Edition to debut at New York Auto Show; available this summer
o Handcrafted in the Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC), where the Acura NSX supercar is produced
o TLX PMC Edition combines the line-topping premium features of the Tech A-Spec Package 
o Highest quality, most vibrant paint Acura has offered on a production car – nano-pigment technology previously exclusive to NSX  
o The TLX is the first model to receive “PMC Edition” treatment; MDX to follow

NEW YORK, APRIL 11, 2019—Harnessing the unique assessment capabilities of its bespoke Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC) in Marysville, Ohio, Acura will introduce handcrafted limited-edition vehicles, starting with the 2020 TLX PMC Edition. With production starting this summer, the 2020 TLX PMC Editon for North America, will be built by the same master technicians that hand assemble the Acura NSX supercar. Deliveries of the exclusive 2020 TLX PMC Edition will begin this summer with pricing around $50,000. An MDX PMC Edition will follow. Both the production TLX PMC Edition and MDX PMC Edition Prototype make their world debut at the 2019 New York International Auto Show and will be on display throughout public show days, April 19-28, at the Jacob Javits Center.
“We wanted to create something exceptional with these models for Acura enthusiasts and collectors alike. Leveraging the advanced capabilities and precision craftsmanship of our Performance Manufacturing Center, we believe we have done just that.” said Emile Korkor, Assistant Vice President of Acura Sales and Marketing. “We designed the PMC facility not only to build NSX, but to give Acura the flexibility to explore handcrafted production of limited edition models. TLX and MDX PMC editions are just the beginning, and we intend on exploring additional options in the future.” 
With a limited production run, the 2020 TLX PMC Edition is distinguished by its deeply lustrous and grade-exclusive Valencia Red Pearl paint with nano-pigment technology, applied in the bespoke factory’s advanced paint facility.  
The 2020 TLX PMC Edition will be the jewel of the TLX lineup, featuring Acura’s high-performance direct-injected i-VTEC® V6 powertrain and torque-vectoring Acura Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD™) along with the full complement of premium features shared with the TLX Tech  A-Spec Package. In addition, the TLX PMC Edition will incorporate the bold exterior and interior design elements of Acura’s A-Spec line, plus multiple PMC Edition-exclusive design elements, inside and out. 

Extreme Colour: Supercar Calibre Paint
Each TLX PMC Edition is finished in Valencia Red Pearl, the highest quality, most vibrant paint ever offered by Acura and previously reserved for only the NSX supercar. This advanced paint features nano-pigment technology that produces exceptionally high colour saturation (chroma) and deep levels of contrast. Engineered using mica, metal flake and super-high transparency nano pigments, the paint is applied using PMC’s advanced robotic paint system in multiple base coats to enhance colour intensity. This is followed by two clear coats to increase the paint’s luster. Each PMC Edition undergoes the same meticulous hand inspection process given to the NSX. The total time in paint, including curing, is five days. 

Handcrafted Build Process
The TLX PMC Edition assembly process begins with the delivery of the body-in-white from the main TLX production facility (Marysville Auto Plant). Once the paint process is finished, the skilled Performance Manufacturing Center master technicians will begin the hand assembly of the PMC Edition, starting with the installation of all drivetrain and chassis components, wiring harnesses and electronics. Next, the PMC Edition 19-inch wheels and tires, and exterior trim are added. Finally, the PMC Edition is fitted with its unique interior including an individually numbered serial plaque on the centre console. 
When the hand-assembly process is complete, each PMC Edition TLX will undergo the same quality control process as NSX, including dyno check, final paint inspection, rough-road simulation and water leak test. Finally, every PMC Edition is wrapped in a specially designed car cover before being transported to a dealer via an enclosed car carrier.  

Exclusive PMC Edition Features
  The TLX PMC Edition combines the premium features of the TLX Tech  Package with the sporty character of A-Spec line. PMC Edition-exclusive exterior design elements include Valencia Red Pearl paint, a body-coloured grille surround, gloss black painted roof and door handles; gloss black 19-inch wheels and lug nuts; body-coloured side mirror housings, and dark chrome 4-inch dual exhaust finishers. 
Inside, the TLX PMC Edition is distinguished by black Milano leather seats with Alcantara™ inserts, black piping and red stitching for the seats, door panels, and centre armrest. An A-Spec steering wheel includes perforated black leather, red stitching and metal-finished paddle shifters. The individually numbered serial plaque on the lower console designates the 2020 TLX PMC Edition as one of just 360 handcrafted at the Performance Manufacturing Center. 

TLX PMC Edition Feature Summary 
Exclusive to TLX PMC Edition
Valencia Red Pearl nano pigment paint 
Unique PMC Edition numbered serial plaque 
Gloss black 19-inch split-5-spoke wheels with black lug nuts
Gloss black roof panel
Gloss black door handles
Gloss black diamond pentagon grille with body-coloured grille surround 
Dual 4-inch black chrome exhaust finishers
Premium black milano leather seats with Alcantara™ inserts, black piping and red stitching 
Perforated leather-wrapped steering wheel with red stitching and paddle shifters
Red stitching on door panel, centre console, and armrest 
Premium floormats with metal A-Spec badging
Additional Features
A-Spec exterior sport appearance package
A-Spec interior sport appearance package
Jewel-Eye LED headlights, LED fog lights
GPS-linked navigation with Apple Carplay and Android Auto integration
Heated and front seats, heated rear outboard seats, heated steering wheel
Acura ELS Studio™ premium audio system with 10 speakers
Multi-angle rear view camera system
Power folding door mirrors with auto-dimming 
Blind spot information (BSI) system, rear cross traffic monitor
AcuraWatch™ suite of safety and driver assistive technologies

About Acura Canada

Acura is the luxury-performance division of Honda Canada Inc.  and is a leading automotive luxury nameplate that delivers Precision Crafted Performance, an original approach to technology and design that creates a new driving experience. The Acura lineup features six distinctive models – the RLX luxury flagship sedan, the TLX performance luxury sedan, the ILX sport sedan, the 5-passenger RDX luxury crossover SUV, and the Acura MDX seven-passenger luxury SUV. Acura launched its next-generation, electrified NSX supercar as a new and pinnacle expression of Acura Precision Crafted Performance.  Acura celebrated its 30th anniversary in Canada in February 2017 and has grown to include 51 locations in its dealer network across the country. For more information, please visit www.acura.ca
o 2020 Acura TLX PMC Edition to debut at New York Auto Show; available this summer
o Handcrafted in the Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC), where the Acura NSX supercar is produced
o TLX PMC Edition combines the line-topping premium features of the Tech A-Spec Package 
o Highest quality, most vibrant paint Acura has offered on a production car – nano-pigment technology previously exclusive to NSX  
o The TLX is the first model to receive “PMC Edition” treatment; MDX to follow
o 2020 Acura TLX PMC Edition to debut at New York Auto Show; available this summer
o Handcrafted in the Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC), where the Acura NSX supercar is produced
o TLX PMC Edition combines the line-topping premium features of the Tech A-Spec Package 
o Highest quality, most vibrant paint Acura has offered on a production car – nano-pigment technology previously exclusive to NSX  
o The TLX is the first model to receive “PMC Edition” treatment; MDX to follow
o 2020 Acura TLX PMC Edition to debut at New York Auto Show; available this summer
o Handcrafted in the Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC), where the Acura NSX supercar is produced
o TLX PMC Edition combines the line-topping premium features of the Tech A-Spec Package 
o Highest quality, most vibrant paint Acura has offered on a production car – nano-pigment technology previously exclusive to NSX  
o The TLX is the first model to receive “PMC Edition” treatment; MDX to follow
- 2020 Acura TLX PMC Edition to debut at New York Auto Show; available this summer
- Handcrafted in the Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC), where the Acura NSX supercar is produced
- TLX PMC Edition combines the line-topping premium features of the Tech A-Spec Package
- Highest quality, most vibrant paint Acura has offered on a production car – nano-pigment technology previously exclusive to NSX
- The TLX is the first model to receive “PMC Edition” treatment; MDX to follow

NEW YORK, APRIL 11, 2019—Harnessing the unique assessment capabilities of its bespoke Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC) in Marysville, Ohio, Acura will introduce handcrafted limited-edition vehicles, starting with the 2020 TLX PMC Edition. With production starting this summer, the 2020 TLX PMC Editon for North America, will be built by the same master technicians that hand assemble the Acura NSX supercar. Deliveries of the exclusive 2020 TLX PMC Edition will begin this summer with pricing around $50,000. An MDX PMC Edition will follow. Both the production TLX PMC Edition and MDX PMC Edition Prototype make their world debut at the 2019 New York International Auto Show and will be on display throughout public show days, April 19-28, at the Jacob Javits Center.

“We wanted to create something exceptional with these models for Acura enthusiasts and collectors alike. Leveraging the advanced capabilities and precision craftsmanship of our Performance Manufacturing Center, we believe we have done just that.” said Emile Korkor, Assistant Vice President of Acura Sales and Marketing. “We designed the PMC facility not only to build NSX, but to give Acura the flexibility to explore handcrafted production of limited edition models. TLX and MDX PMC editions are just the beginning, and we intend on exploring additional options in the future.”

With a limited production run, the 2020 TLX PMC Edition is distinguished by its deeply lustrous and grade-exclusive Valencia Red Pearl paint with nano-pigment technology, applied in the bespoke factory’s advanced paint facility.

The 2020 TLX PMC Edition will be the jewel of the TLX lineup, featuring Acura’s high-performance direct-injected i-VTEC® V6 powertrain and torque-vectoring Acura Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD™) along with the full complement of premium features shared with the TLX Tech A-Spec Package. In addition, the TLX PMC Edition will incorporate the bold exterior and interior design elements of Acura’s A-Spec line, plus multiple PMC Edition-exclusive design elements, inside and out.

Extreme Colour: Supercar Calibre Paint
Each TLX PMC Edition is finished in Valencia Red Pearl, the highest quality, most vibrant paint ever offered by Acura and previously reserved for only the NSX supercar. This advanced paint features nano-pigment technology that produces exceptionally high colour saturation (chroma) and deep levels of contrast. Engineered using mica, metal flake and super-high transparency nano pigments, the paint is applied using PMC’s advanced robotic paint system in multiple base coats to enhance colour intensity. This is followed by two clear coats to increase the paint’s luster. Each PMC Edition undergoes the same meticulous hand inspection process given to the NSX. The total time in paint, including curing, is five days.

Handcrafted Build Process
The TLX PMC Edition assembly process begins with the delivery of the body-in-white from the main TLX production facility (Marysville Auto Plant). Once the paint process is finished, the skilled Performance Manufacturing Center master technicians will begin the hand assembly of the PMC Edition, starting with the installation of all drivetrain and chassis components, wiring harnesses and electronics. Next, the PMC Edition 19-inch wheels and tires, and exterior trim are added. Finally, the PMC Edition is fitted with its unique interior including an individually numbered serial plaque on the centre console.

When the hand-assembly process is complete, each PMC Edition TLX will undergo the same quality control process as NSX, including dyno check, final paint inspection, rough-road simulation and water leak test. Finally, every PMC Edition is wrapped in a specially designed car cover before being transported to a dealer via an enclosed car carrier.

Exclusive PMC Edition Features
The TLX PMC Edition combines the premium features of the TLX Tech Package with the sporty character of A-Spec line. PMC Edition-exclusive exterior design elements include Valencia Red Pearl paint, a body-coloured grille surround, gloss black painted roof and door handles; gloss black 19-inch wheels and lug nuts; body-coloured side mirror housings, and dark chrome 4-inch dual exhaust finishers.

Inside, the TLX PMC Edition is distinguished by black Milano leather seats with Alcantara™ inserts, black piping and red stitching for the seats, door panels, and centre armrest. An A-Spec steering wheel includes perforated black leather, red stitching and metal-finished paddle shifters. The individually numbered serial plaque on the lower console designates the 2020 TLX PMC Edition as handcrafted at the Performance Manufacturing Center.

TLX PMC Edition Feature Summary
  • Exclusive to TLX PMC Edition
  • Valencia Red Pearl nano pigment paint 
  • Unique PMC Edition numbered serial plaque 
  • Gloss black 19-inch split-5-spoke wheels with black lug nuts
  • Gloss black roof panel
  • Gloss black door handles
  • Gloss black diamond pentagon grille with body-coloured grille surround 
  • Dual 4-inch black chrome exhaust finishers
  • Premium black milano leather seats with Alcantara™ inserts, black piping and red stitching 
  • Perforated leather-wrapped steering wheel with red stitching and paddle shifters
  • Red stitching on door panel, centre console, and armrest 
  • Premium floormats with metal A-Spec badging

Additional Features
  • A-Spec exterior sport appearance package
  • A-Spec interior sport appearance package
  • Jewel-Eye LED headlights, LED fog lights
  • GPS-linked navigation with Apple Carplay and Android Auto integration
  • Heated front seats, heated rear outboard seats, heated steering wheel
  • Acura ELS Studio™ premium audio system with 10 speakers
  • Multi-angle rear view camera system
  • Power folding door mirrors with auto-dimming 
  • Blind spot information (BSI) system, rear cross traffic monitor
  • AcuraWatch™ suite of safety and driver assistive technologies

About Acura Canada
Acura is the luxury-performance division of Honda Canada Inc. and is a leading automotive luxury nameplate that delivers Precision Crafted Performance, an original approach to technology and design that creates a new driving experience. The Acura lineup features six distinctive models – the RLX luxury flagship sedan, the TLX performance luxury sedan, the ILX sport sedan, the 5-passenger RDX luxury crossover SUV, and the Acura MDX seven-passenger luxury SUV. Acura launched its next-generation, electrified NSX supercar as a new and pinnacle expression of Acura Precision Crafted Performance. Acura celebrated its 30th anniversary in Canada in February 2017 and has grown to include 51 locations in its dealer network across the country. For more information, please visit www.acura.ca.