Honda’s luxury department is working to the refreshed TLX sedan. We know that because we managed to catch the prototype already. Now, the testing model is still heavily wrapped, so there is little for seeing. Still, our reliable source claims that there will be plenty of borrowed details from the interesting Acura Precision Concept, which isn’t too bad at all. This way, the 2018 Acura TLX could actually become more handsome and aggressive at the same time.
The camo hides the front end, yet we can clearly see the all-new mesh grille and headlights borrowed from the above mentioned concept. The headlights are merged with the grille and notably larger, while the bumper seems so brawny. The rear end is completely hidden, but we still expect some changes, on the hatch, taillights and bumper. The prototype sports unchanged wheels, yet we are pretty convinced that the production model will get the all-new allows, as well as a bit more pronounced fenders. TLX’s interior is already really cool, but the refresh will make the cab even more luxurious without any doubt. Except of better quality materials and some fine leather all around, the Japanese car manufacturer would also redesign the dash and some new tech. Of course, Honda’s safety department won’t miss the chance to upgrade the already impressive sensing system.
The biggest fuss will be under the hood of the luxurious mid-size sedan. This is due Acura’s deliberation which one hybrid powertrain to offer. They are reconsidering the all-new drivetrain from the MDX and Accord’s newest plug-in hybrid. In either way, TLX’s hybrid future appears to be very bright. Of course, the refreshed model will also offer a base 2.4-liter engine, which should be updated too.
The facelifted Acura TLX is scheduled to be introduced next year, at the 217 New York Auto Show, while the base price should start from around $33,000.