2021 Acura TLX

  1. RobbJK88

    RobbJK88 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2015
    Posts:
    1,038
    Thanked:
    612
    Occupation:
    Graphic Designer
    Location:
    Ohio
    Car(s):
    2019 Honda Civic EX Coupe
    https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a28689963/acura-type-s-concept/

    Acura has shown the new Type S concept which previews the sportiest version of the next gen TLX. What do we all think? I personally am excited Acura is making some interesting and good looking products again. I had a feeling after the recent RDX release that they were headed in a good direction, the new TLX seems to solidify that fact. Now if they can nail the ILX and new MDX they'll have something good going. I'd still like to see them reintroduce a coupe model for a sporty entry below the NSX.

    Future Type S models coming? Most likely RDX... possibly ILX... a new flagship coupe/sedan would be nice as well.
     
  2. Sil98

    Sil98 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2017
    Posts:
    110
    Thanked:
    33
    Occupation:
    Mechanical Engineer
    Location:
    Oquirrh Mountains
    Car(s):
    '18 Type R, '08 Kia Sorento, '03 WRX, '97 Del Sol Si, '90 Supercharged TA
  3. OP
    OP
    RobbJK88

    RobbJK88 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2015
    Posts:
    1,038
    Thanked:
    612
    Occupation:
    Graphic Designer
    Location:
    Ohio
    Car(s):
    2019 Honda Civic EX Coupe
    True to a point, though this car is going to be in a totally different price class, possibly close to double the cost of a CTR. People wanting similar performance can lightly mod an Accord 2.0T Sport much cheaper than the TLX Type S will cost. BUT if they do an ILX Type S i could see it being a slightly closer match (but still more expensive than the CTR)
     
    hicompb18c1 thanked this.
  4. hicompb18c1

    hicompb18c1 Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 22, 2017
    Posts:
    273
    Thanked:
    196
    Location:
    San Diego
    Car(s):
    2019 Civic Si Sedan, 2018 Accord LX (wife's)
    Looks amazing! But since it's Acura, the drawbacks I'm already predicting:

    - 0 chance of a manual transmission available
    - If it looks anything like the concept and comes with a turbo V6, that thing is gonna be $50,000 :(
     
  5. OP
    OP
    RobbJK88

    RobbJK88 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2015
    Posts:
    1,038
    Thanked:
    612
    Occupation:
    Graphic Designer
    Location:
    Ohio
    Car(s):
    2019 Honda Civic EX Coupe
    Given that the current TLX tops out shy of $50k, i'm thinking between $55-60k for the S Type. And being honda... they may ONLY offer a manual given their penchant for the Si and CTR only having manuals... but then i look at the NSX and it's automatic... so its really a toss up. With any hope they'll offer both.
     
    saz468 and hicompb18c1 thanked this.
  6. xjoshuax89

    xjoshuax89 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2016
    Posts:
    882
    Thanked:
    535
    Location:
    Maryland
    First Name:
    Josh
    Car(s):
    '11 CR-V SE, '16 Civic EX, '17 Civic HB ST
    It's not going to be manual.

    Single turbo with an AT *not cvt* apparently.
     
  7. saz468

    saz468 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2018
    Posts:
    860
    Thanked:
    656
    Location:
    Florida
    First Name:
    Stan
    Car(s):
    2018 civic ext coupe
    Be nice if the production model comes close to looking like the concept model
     
    SI_honda_2k17 thanked this.
  8. OP
    OP
    RobbJK88

    RobbJK88 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2015
    Posts:
    1,038
    Thanked:
    612
    Occupation:
    Graphic Designer
    Location:
    Ohio
    Car(s):
    2019 Honda Civic EX Coupe
    Honda/Acura have always been pretty keen on keeping their "concept cars" and their production cars pretty close in appearance (save for things like wheels and side mirrors) just look at the concept cars for the civics, or accord, or even the later concepts for the NSX... take the concept, put on different wheels and side mirrors and you more or less have the final product. It already looks mostly production ready as is, so i'm guessing save for minor tweaks, what we see is what we'll get.

    Unlike companies like Subaru that release sleek looking concepts that end up being the same 3 box sedans over and over again, Honda/Acura has always been easy to count on when it comes to maintaining concept looks through to production.
     
    hicompb18c1 and saz468 thanked this.
  9. saz468

    saz468 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2018
    Posts:
    860
    Thanked:
    656
    Location:
    Florida
    First Name:
    Stan
    Car(s):
    2018 civic ext coupe
    Your right about Subaru it’s always a disappointment between the concept and product
     
    RobbJK88 thanked this.
Loading...

Share This Page

Loading...