The updated TLX model will not get any changes for 2017, but it is expected that the 2018 Acura TLX might get a slightly restyled exterior, pore powerful engines and more equipment.
There have been renderings of the updated model on the internet, done in the same style as the MDX which recently debuted at the New York auto show.
The TLX is essentially a more powerful and luxurious model of the Accord, but under the Acura brand.
2018 Acura TLX release date
We expect to see a launch date scheduled for mid-summer 2017 and then for the cars to hot the showrooms not much after, perhaps end of the year at the latest.
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Release date: mid-late 2017
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2018 Acura TLX redesign
The 2018 TLX will get a completely new front-end, in what seems to be the corporate style for Acura, as shown on the MDX crossover; a pentagon shaped grille, reshaped fender, large air intake and full LED headlights.
The profile of the car will be unchanged, although the rear fender will also get a slight restyling and it is expected that the rear lights will have a different appearance.
Inside the cabin, not much will change either, but we think it will have an updated media system and slightly redesigned dash.
Rumors say that the new, slightly more aggressive design will also be used in the Type-S version, with updated engine and suspension.
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2018 Acura TLX price
We don’t think that the prices will increase, or certainly not by much; expect to see the standard 4-cylinder model retailing for around the $33,000 mark.
2018 Acura TLX video
2018 Acura TLX specs
While there have been no details confirmed, some people say that the new model is just a redesign, but we think whatever the updates, the engines are likely to be little changed. The base engine will be a 4-cylinder, 2.4 liter producing 206 BHP and then a V6, 3.5 liter producing 290 BHP.
There will be an all-wheel drive and all-wheel steer option, the transmission is expected to be the 8-speed auto with dual clutch for the 2.4 liter and a 9-speed auto for the V6.
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|2018 Acura TLX 3.5 V6 AWD|
|Engine type||DOHC 24V V6, direct fuel injection|
|Power/torque||290 hp; 267 lb-ft|
|Top speed||129 mph|
|PRICE RANGE: $33,000-$46,000 (est)|
|Competitors: Audi A4, Lexus IS, BMW 3-series|