2015 TLX fuels Acura sport sedan resurrection
Present at Acura’s national automotive press roll-out of the all new 2015 TLX, Torque News has reported on the exciting introduction and public response to Acura’s groundbreaking entry luxury level sport sedan.
On Wednesday American Honda Motors released September sales numbers. TLX in its first full month of production has elevated Acura division sales by 18.8% and is positioned to place Acura sport sedans at the top of the segment.
I’ve had the pleasure to meet Mike Accavitti Acura’s senior v.p. and general manager. Mike is a no-nonsense car guy that cut his teeth on Detroit motorheads. Mike may be optimistic, but from where I sit, he’s as unexcitable and calm as a billionaire trading penny stocks. Mike says this about TLX sales numbers: “TLX is proving to be the knockout punch we've been looking for in the luxury sedan arena, the TLX is attracting so much attention online and showroom traffic at our dealers that we don’t yet know the car’s true potential.” say’s Mike…
Granted I’m one of those automotive journalist sparking the TLX frenzy online. Nonetheless, collaborating feedback from Torque News readers and now TLX owners, tells us that the car is as we stated: “Acura’s next big thing.” And yes, it’s that good! You may read our latest TLX review here.
The bottom line is this: TLX offers more standard featured comfort, utility and performance than a comparable class BMW, Lexus or infiniti. For those looking to Chrysler 200 to compete toe to toe with TLX V6 SH-AWD, I’d like to know what your smoking. Apples to apples, they’re not the same car.
We’ve had a few readers scoff at the performance aspect of the TLX i-4 with P-AWS. Again, until you test drive one, please hold your comment. Bottom line: For a handful of duckets more than you’d pay for a fully loaded 2014 Honda Accord, you may purchase a well equipped 2015 TLX 1-VTEC direct injected dual stage inducted, 206 hp, automated 9 speed transmission with paddle shifter and power all wheel steering.* starting at MSRP $30,995.
Oh, and did I mention, one of the best stereo systems and driver’s seats in the industry. Next Monday we’ll be taking delivery of a 2015 TLX V6 SH-AWD with Advance Package. look for a detailed review midweek.