Entries in 2012 (4)


Acura News Episode 1

I consider this a work in progress, but with the Destination RLX event just around the corner, I wanted to post this now, and improve on this in the next episode.


Acura Insights for 2012 (and a little beyond)

As Acura continues to recover from the production setbacks caused by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, it's becoming a little clearer what the future holds.  As it stands, North American production should be fully up to speed in August 2011 and Japanese production should return to normal shortly thereafter.

The following is a rough outline of what we are going to see in the showrooms in the near term and a little further down the line.

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2012 TL at the Chicago Auto Show

Acura too the wraps off the revised TL at the Chicago Auto show and streamed it live via webcast.  Since 2011 marks the brand's 25th Anniversary, Acura began the presentation by reviewing Acura's history in North America.  Jeff Conrad took the stage and spoke about some Acura "firsts" including: First Luxury brand, VTEC, Drive-by-Wire Throttle, In-dash Navigation, and Bluetooth as a standard feature.  Of course, there are more, but these must have been the ones he wanted to highlight.

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2012 Acura TL - A Few Details

Updated on Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 8:25AM by Registered CommenterColin Sato

Dealers will be ordering the first batch of the re-styled 2012 TL this week.  The restyled car will debut at the Chigago Auto Show on February 9th so we won't have to wait long.  Changes will include a restyled front bumper and grill, new luxury features, a 6-Speed Automatic Transmission and the addition of an Advance Package. 

It looks like this will be a different implementation from the ZDX, MDX and RL packages in that it won't feature the Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) or Active Cruise Control (ACC). It will feature Blind Spot Monitoring and Cooled Seats, but what else?  Maybe adaptive shocks from the MDX?

Also unclear at the time of this note, is whether all the TLs will get the new 6AT, or only the AWD, 3.7 liter cars?  The order going in this week will be for February production with (estimated) March or April delivery.

I've added the color chart for the TL

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