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A New Era of Performance: Acura Type S Concept to Debut at Monterey Car Week

o    Type S Concept sets the stage for the return of Type S performance variants to the Acura lineup
o    Teaser image and video highlights the concept’s muscular rear arches, quad exhaust and iconic Type S badge

TORRANCE, CALIF., AUG. 1, 2019—Setting the stage for the return of its high performance variant line, Acura will debut the Type S Concept at Monterey Car Week, one of the world’s top gatherings of automotive and motorsports enthusiasts. The Type S Concept sets the design direction for the return of Type S performance variants to the Acura lineup in the years ahead, delivering a striking expression of Acura performance with a powerful stance and expressive silhouette. Following its world premiere at a private Acura reception Thursday, August 15, the Acura Type S Concept will make its public debut on Friday, August 16 at The Quail, a Motorsports Gathering. It will then be showcased at the historic Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Concept Lawn on Sunday, August 18.

“We are excited about the return of Type S as it confirms our commitment to fulfilling the brand promise of Precision Crafted Performance across our lineup,” said Emile Korkor, Assistant Vice President of Acura Sales and Marketing. “This is one more significant step in bringing next level of driving exhilaration to Acura enthusiasts and intenders. With this announcement and building on the return of NSX, our commitment to Acura Motorsports, the introduction of the third-generation RDX and new Acura design direction, we are poised for a new era at Acura.”

The return of Type S is the latest step in Acura’s determined focus on its original and authentic Precision Crafted Performance brand values as manifested in the second-generation NSX supercar; the new performance-focused design direction of the Acura Precision Concept, key elements of which have been applied to new and refreshed current Acura models; the expansion of the Acura A-Spec line; and the success of the third-generation RDX, the first in a new generation of Acura models built from the ground up on Precision Crafted Performance.
History of Acura Type S

From 2001 through 2008, four Type S models set the standard for Acura performance in North America. Acura models carrying the Type S badge offered purposeful styling enhancements, increased levels of performance via higher output engines, aggressive suspension tuning and more powerful brakes.

Previous Type S Models:
- 2001-2003 3.2CL Type S
- 2002-2003 3.2TL Type S

- 2002-2006 RSX Type S
- 2007-2008 TL Type S

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