At the beginning of the year at NAYAS in Detroit we saw Acura’s TLX prototype and now the 2015MY production model has been unveiled in New York. Although it looks a lot more conservative than the prototype, the production-ready 2015MY Acura TLX does sport a premium yet slightly outdated design with jewel eye headlights equipped with LED technology. It also comes with an angular front grille while on the inside it has gained metallic accents, a wood grain trim and a seven-inch touchscreen display. We should mention the 60:40-split folding rear seat and a 10-speaker sound system.
It can be powered by a 4-cylinder, 2.4-liter engine outputting 206 bhp and 182 lb-ft of torque or by a V6 3.5-liter that churns 290 bhp and 267 lb-ft. The smaller engine works with a dual-clutch 8-speed gearbox whereas the V6 is mated to a 9-speed automatic ‘box which can be optionally coupled to an AWD system.