The TLX represents the Japanese luxury brand in the segment of mid-size premium sedans and it we are eagerly waiting to see the upcoming redesigned model. The second generation of this sedan is about to come in the second half of this year.
It will come with lots of novelties and we hope it will improve in many aspects. Latest reports suggest a completely new chassis and various new tech solutions. Of course, we count on a new styling as well. Still, probably the most interesting novelty will be a new hi-performance version, as the company is bringing back the famous Type S line.
- Completely redesigned
- Powerful Type S version
- Affordable base price
- Lots of standard equipment
- Some rivals are more opulent on the inside
The new 2020 Acura TLX will come completely redesigned. It will come with novelties in all aspects and the first one that comes to mind is styling. Like any other redesign, this one will also offer a brand-new aesthetics. Still, mechanical upgrades are in reality more important and it looks like Acura has prepared a lot of them.
The new 2020 Acura TLX will ride on the company’s new chassis design, which will be used for other models from this brand as well. It utilizes lots of lightweight materials, which will definitely have a positive effect on driving dynamics and overall driving experience.
This is the aspect of the 2020 Acura TLX where we expect a lot. The current generation definitely isn’t spectacular on the inside. The cabin offers great overall quality, but most rivals, such as Mercedes-Benz E-Class or Audi A6, offer more stylish and more opulent cabins.
Therefore, we are pretty sure that the company’s designers will pay special attention to this aspect. We count on a use of finer materials, as well as on better aesthetics. In terms of standard equipment, we have no doubt that the Japanese manufacturer will offer a lot, especially when it comes to the latest tech goodies and advanced safety systems.
When it comes to the powertrain, the current model comes with two engines in the offer. Base models are equipped with a familiar 2.4-liter engine that delivers around 206 horsepower. On the other side, a well-known 3.5-liter V6 is also available, with a max output of 290 hp. We are pretty sure that both units will carry on, though with more power and better overall efficiency.
Still, the most interesting will definitely be a new Type S version. This model is expected to come with a twin-turbo V6 engine, similar to one we can find in the NSX supercar. Latest reports suggest that a max output will go between 350 and 400 horsepower.
2020 Acura TLX Release Date and Price
As we already mentioned, the 2020 Acura TLX should arrive sometime in the second half of the year. We don’t expect bigger changes in price, at least when it comes to base models, which currently go around $33,000.