The Official Acura Thread: Design Languages, Grilles, Future Models, etc.

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Not bad at all. Also knowing that they're going to implement the 3.0L TTV6 is also going to be impressive in terms of performance and being able to stick it to more manufacturers instead of being irrelevant. But hopefully they'll be able to manage shoving that engine in because of the FWD platform. I'm pretty sure all TTV6 equipped cars will be permanent SH-AWD to compensate for the potential issues like torque steer and wheel hopping. All in all, it seems like the overpriced Honda company beat Lexus at doing what they're supposed to be doing, and Lexus is a manufacturer that plays with Mercedes-Benz and BMW. Good for the overpriced Honda company Acura (they actually deserve some recognition for this).
 

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The proof will be in the pudding, but I’m not crazy about either design based on the leaked/released images; especially the MDX. It looks too much like the current gen Hyundai Santa Fe to me. Final judgement won’t be cast until I see both in the wild.

I am curious to learn more about the powertrain options, however.
 

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IMHO these are probably the suavest Acuras I have seen in quite some time. It does confirm that Acura will not be forgoing FWD for a RWD setup, but the proportions are amazing for a FWD vehicle. The FWD choice has been meet previously met with "not a true drivers setup" but in the age of electrification, i`m interested in hearing the trickle down effect if any of the NSX powertrain.

If anyone seens the interior setup from the original source link, the interior is the RDX interior modified with modern touches like a full TFT cluster, and accent lighting incorporated into the center stack like say a new german offering.
 

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Whats funny is it has 0 buzz. I saw one article and it was MP who alerted me. MDX still looks like a van and the TLX looks no better than the Camry there. Any SUV sells but the car will have a tougher time.
 

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A New Era of Performance: Acura Type S Concept to Debut at Monterey Car Week
TORRANCE, CALIF.
  • Type S Concept sets the stage for the return of Type S performance variants to the Acura lineup
  • Teaser image and video highlights the concept's muscular rear arches, quad exhaust and iconic Type S badge
Setting the stage for the return of its high performance variant line, Acura will debut the Type S Concept at Monterey Car Week, one of the world's top gatherings of automotive and motorsports enthusiasts. The Type S Concept sets the design direction for the return of Type S performance variants to the Acura lineup in the years ahead, delivering a striking expression of Acura performance with a powerful stance and expressive silhouette. Following its world premiere at a private Acura reception Thursday, August 15, the Acura Type S Concept will make its public debut on Friday, August 16 at The Quail, a Motorsports Gathering. It will then be showcased at the historic Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Concept Lawn on Sunday, August 18.


 

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Interior is really nice... the TLX design scaled nicely into a CUV application.
 

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Acura interior design was always different and thanks to the lord it still different than the other and it's good different not bad one
 

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In general I really like the interior design of the latest generation of Honda vehicles (i.e. Fit and Honda e). The Acura version could be so much better without that stupid button shifter.
 

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It is very likely that the people who like (or at least do not mind) Honda's push-button gear selector outnumbers the enthusiasts who do not find it intuitive and hate it.

I showed it once to my wife once when we took her Accord in for service. I told her tnat I found it difficult to use but she said that she found it very easy and simple to learn to use.

There is also the loyalty factor. Honda fans are very loyal to Honda and Acura products and will stick with the brand, regardless of what other people may think.
 

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Anything is better than the current mdx interior. And people bought it in droves. The SUV buyer just doesn’t seem to care much about things. They just want a suv. Nice seats in this one.

Seems they have accepted being premium and not luxury... look at the tag line

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Fairly logical evolution, but it's pretty nice... stance and proportions are sportier than they are now, for sure. The interior is really nice, and I'm sure it will come with the 350hp turbo V6.

Between this and the next gen QX60, I hope Lexus has big things planned for the TX.
 

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Looks like it's potentially short on headroom, but we'll see when actual examples are available. Otherwise a solid effort, if a bit generic looking.
 
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