The forthcoming 2021 Acura TLX has been caught testing and we have exclusive photos from the field. First thing first, the new model wears a heavy camo and it provides almost the same lines like the Type S Concept model. The redesigned TLX has been made on the Acura-exclusive platform firstly introduced last year with the RDX model. On top of that, both models will use the same powertrain.
Under the hood is 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 that delivers 272-hp. The manufacturer also mentioned that the hybrid option could also be in the pipeline. However, the Type S model will deploy more reliable V6 powertrain.
2021 Acura TLX Design
The design of the upcoming 2021 Acura TLX is covered under the heavy camouflage and it’s hard to predict what is changed. At first glance, we can see a nearly identical design to those on the Type S Concept.
Moreover, both models look sporty and TLX will grow thanks to its longer wheelbase. According to the manufacturer, the TLX will get improved body stiffer thanks to the use of more than 50 percent of the high-strength steel. You’ll also find MacPherson strut suspension up front that is exclusively made for this model. Also, the identical front daytime running lights and rear taillights are present as on the Type S Concept.
Interior Spy Shots Reveals Not Too Much
We also have some interior images of the 2021 Acura TLX. The first look reveals that the upcoming model will host a very modern cabin. Besides that, the new infotainment display will be placed atop the dash and analog tach gauge will remain the same as before. We can also see the new steering wheel and one of the columns that are probably a “Camera” button. There is a huge possibility that this model will get a 360-degree camera.
On top of that, the same True Touchpad Interface and volume control that is used on the RDX will be implanted into the TLX model. Comfort inside is guaranteed and TLX offers legroom for rear passengers of 34.5 inches, while the truck space is 14 cubic feet.
The latest TLX model also comes with an array of driver aids. The standard package includes forward-collision mitigation with automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assistance, and adaptive cruise control.
2021 Acura TLX Under the Hood
As we mentioned, the new 2021 Acura TLX will ride on the same platform that underpins the famous SUV model RDX. Thanks to that, the latest TLX version deploys a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 that produces 272 horses. This engine will be available with a new 10-speed automatic transmission.
Type S Will Use V6 Powertrain
The “high-performance” model Type S will use the same powertrain as the NSX model. This version consists of a 3.5-liter twin-turbo that delivers 354-horsepower. We must add that this model is aimed to rival models such as Audi S4 and Mercedes-AMG C43. Naturally, the all-wheel-drive should be standard for this model.
2021 Acura TLX Release Date and Price
The recently spied 2021 Acura TLX will debut late this year or early next before going on sale. This model will introduce a great package of improvements and better design that before. The price of the newest model is not yet declared.
However, because of small changes and updates, we think that will remain the same. The current model with front-wheel drive is priced little less than $34,000, while the range-topping model with the Advance package costs $46,000.
Pros and Cons
The new 2021 Acura TLX will look better than before. The advantage of this model is that it will use the same platform as the RDX model. Thanks to that, there will be room for future upgrades and even a hybrid powertrain. In our opinion, the only con of this model is its high price.