Despite disappointing sales of the Acura RL (and the Honda Legend), Honda persists in the segment with this new sedan RLX. New top of the range that will leave the choice between 2 wheel drive but 4 wheel, or hybrid with 4 driving wheels.

Acura RLX

At the New York show, Acura unveiled the “concept” RLX. Without any surprise, the production version is almost identical. Only change the wheels or the drawing of the bottom of the shield. Headlights with maintained its LED, just like a general pace which is not to point out certain Bavarian achievements… Classic, too conventional? In any case, not of what really to be distinguished on a segment where the fight is rough…

Acura RLX

Last April, it knew the menu in engines: a new V6 3.5L direct injection and cylinder deactivation, and 310-horsepower for the version of access. This version will be two wheel drive (front) and will receive the new system of rear wheel of Honda: Precision All – Wheel Steer (P-AWS).

The high version is detailed, but takes again V6 with front, but combined with the system Sport-Hybrid SH-AWD. A system which adds three electrical motors, one at the front and two at the rear, and for which Honda Announces 370 HP total power. No other details except the consumption of 30 mpg (7.84 l/100 km) in three cycles EPA urban/highway/combined.

The passage to the series is the opportunity to discover the cockpit. Outside, as the style is more than conservative. We would see more a high version of the agreement as a real high end. It should be noted that it intends to compete with the Lexus GS, BMW 5-series, Audi A6, Mercedes E-class, Cadillac CTS, Infiniti M, Hyundai Genesis or Kia K9/Quoris… Its modernism will pass not by one but two screens on the central console. A 7-inch touchscreen to control navigation, audio, air conditioning, and the other 8 inch to display navigation…

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