Acura is the luxury brand for Honda in America. Acura's MDX and RDX luxury crossovers are known for their handling prowess. The RL, TL and other sedans in the Acura line are among the quality leaders in their segment.
When Acura Engineering announced the exit of V6 power from their RDX SUV offering I had my doubts as to the benefits of turbocharging the best selling compact 2-row SUV in America.
Afterall, how sporty could a two row SUV be?
With the 2018 New York International Auto Show comes the reveal of Acura’s 3rd generation RDX SUV. 5 new features make 2019 Acura RDX superior in the midsize SUV segment, with a bit of design injected A-Spec sport.
Following Acura NSX, MDX and TLX, Acura’s Flagship takes on a new “Precision Performance” look for 2018. So far so good as RLX sales uptick in January. Yet, Acura RLX still has one major public relations problem that impacts sales. Torque News takes a closer look.
As workers hurriedly assemble the biggest Car and Truck Show in Oregon, I came upon two Acura models that are generally reserved for special order in much of the U.S..There they sat, in all their sport-hybrid glory.
It’s not every year that we find Acura Motorsports competing in partnership with two auto racing giants at the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Such is the case for the 56th annual running of what’s been called the toughest endurance race in North America.
Early Monday morning, Acura blew the doors off of the premium compact SUV segment with an N.A.I.A.S. stage reveal of 2019 RDX Prototype. The re-engineered 2-row SUV effectively sets a new production benchmark in what is arguably the fastest growing car segment in North America. You wouldn't know it by the reaction of the attending press. Quiet!
By all measures, Acura builds an exceptional car and light truck for the money. However, with the accelerated evolution of the automobile comes heightened consumer anticipation as to what a premium car brand should be. Acura’s on it!
If a picture says 1000 words, what does a video tell us? Acura takes the wraps off of the remake of my favorite personal driver, I couldn’t be happier. With an educated eye, what do we learn from Acura’s teaser?
Following a trend in the auto industry to simplify the buying experience while integrating adding value at every new car trim level, Acura presents a NSX performance injected, Precision Performance Concept Car inspired 2018 RLX flagship. What’s new for 2018?
Looking back to Acura’s sales report for October 2017, we discover a noted 30% uptick in NSX deliveries for the month, a new record for Ohio manufactured supercar. What’s driving NSX supercar sales? Me, I can’t stop looking at NSX, it’s stunning.
For NSX fans with an unlimited toy budget, this is what your Acura NSX would look and drive like. Acura and Chandler Arizona custom car builder and specialty parts facilitator ScienceofSpeed come together at SEMA Show Las Vegas with the ultimate NSX street fighter.
It’s that i-VTEC exhaust tune note that only a high-revving naturally aspirated Honda 4 banger can make that drives old-school Civic Si fans away from the next generation turbocharged engine. In rolls the 2018 Acura ILX.
For 2018, Acura’s portal sedan comes to dealerships this week with a new trim option. In effect, Acura brings it’s ‘A Game’ to ILX, an affordable premium compact sedan that gives the competition a run for the standard feature value, with an injection of race inspired features.
For 2018 Acura engineering presents the TLX A-Spec trim package. It’s visually captivating, and brings more than a bit of hard edged attitude to an already exceptionally well constructed executive 4-door sedan. As to drive performance, I say mild, only because TLX A-Spec, in top trim claims a modest 290 horsepower with a price point approaching $46,000.
In the rarefied world of 24 hour endurance car racing, nothing captivates the imagination quite like an ORECA 07 based prototype race car. Last week. Acura Motorsports and Team Penske unveiled the Team Penske ARX-05; stunning!
When you’re Roger Penske, you can partner with any auto manufacturer on planet Earth. Honda’s long time Chevrolet powered Indycar adversary looks to Acura for his next IMSA WeatherTech championship, beginning with the Daytona Rolex 24 Hour in January 2018.
What Acura News refers to as the “most sophisticated and best Acura sedan ever,” makes its public debut this week at Monterey Automotive Week. Heavily influenced by Acura’s Precision Performance Concept show car, and Acura's 2017 NSX Hybrid Supercar, the redesigned RLX is sure to earn some attention from a most discerning group.
That beginning MSRP gets you a hand built fully race equipped Acura NSX GT3 car, it doesn’t get you onto the track. According to HPD, 2018 Acura NSX GT3 is certified to race in over 24 FIA sanctioned racing series around the world. Are you ready?
With 278 second generation Acura NSX Hybrid supercars sold in the United States to date, you may never encounter one running the roads and freeways of your home turf. Nonetheless, Honda’s ultimate halo car has reignited the regeneration of the Acura brand.
Acura’s calculated roll of the dice is paying off, as the most dynamic TLX trim packaging in the maker’s history elevates TLX to profitability. With Toyota and other makers embracing the future of the 4-door sedan, Acura may simply be a bit ahead of the market curve.
RealTime Racing’s founder and Pirelli World Challenge race series champion Peter Cunningham, drove his re purposed Acura TLX GT track car for the first time on the “Race to The Clouds,” running the second fastest time to the summit.
It’s interesting: In looking to this year’s “run to the clouds” the historically Honda intensive, in your face, co-sponsor presence has been toned down just a tad -- this year, the batton goes to Acura.
I recently had a chance to spend a few hours driving the 2017 Acura NSX on the open road and on the drag strip, which clearly illustrated the advantages of the hybrid supercar drivetrain in fantastic fashion.