Acura fans have a lot to be excited about today as the company not only launches the all-new TLX but also announces the return of its Type S performance line. The new model captures the excitement of the Type S Concept in a new production model that brings an aggressive look with its wide stance, low roofline, and a long, almost GT-like hood. Compared to the previous generation, the new TLX stretches its wheelbase by 3.7-inches, widens by 2.2 inches, and it also has a wider front and rear track.
The company hasn't revealed the full details of the Type S powertrain but what we do know is that it will be a 3.0L V6 engine with a dual scroll turbocharger and a 10-speed automatic transmission. It will also be the first Type S with all-wheel-drive. The second engine option is a 2.0L turbo that produces 272 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque, which will also come with a 10-speed transmission and the SH-AWD all-wheel-drive system as an option.
The interior will feature a driver-focused design mixed with luxurious elements that include materials such as open-pore wood and full-grain Milano leather. Additional features include an updated True Touchpad Interface system with a 10.2-inch HD display, a 7-inch Multi-Information Display with analog gauges, an available 10.5-inch full color HUD, an optional Acura ELD Studio 3D premium audio system, and a standard set of AcuraWatch safety and driver-assist systems.
The 2021 TLX will hit dealerships this fall with the Type S arriving in Spring 2021.
Prices start in the mid-$30,000 range, acura.com