Return of Type S and All-new V6 Turbo Underscore Renewed Commitment to Performance Throughout Acura Core Model Lineup
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- Acura to bring back vaunted Type-S performance variant over the next few years situated at top of core model lineup
- Acura-exclusive, turbocharged V6 engine in development
- A-Spec sport styling variant to be applied to all new Acura core models
DETROIT, (January 15, 2018) – In conjunction with the global debut of the 2019 Acura RDX Prototype and building upon the NSX supercar as the pinnacle expression of Precision Crafted Performance, Acura today announced new details on the future performance strategy of its core model lineup. The plans include the launch of a new turbocharged V6 powerplant exclusive to future Acura products, the return of its vaunted Type-S performance brand in the coming years and expansion of A-Spec sports variants to include all core models in the future.
“We have made a major commitment to Acura to bring each element of Precision Crafted Performance to life through a new generation of products,” said Toshiaki Mikoshiba, president & CEO of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “Acura will pursue a unique powertrain strategy that underscores the brand’s rightful place as the performance division of Honda.”
Building on the direction set forth by the the twin-turbocharged V6-powered NSX supercar, Acura will introduce a new V6 turbo powerplant. The new high-performance powerplant will be exclusive to the Acura lineup and will be paired with the latest generation of Acura Super Handling All-Wheel DriveÔ (SH-AWDÒ), which is launching in the new 2019 RDX. The new Acura Turbo V6 will make its way into multiple products in the years ahead.
In addition, as part of its strengthening commitment to performance, Acura will bring back the much-heralded Type-S performance variant in the coming years. The Type-S badge last appeared in Canada on the 2010 Acura CSX. Like the new engine, the Type-S badge will make its way onto multiple Acura models in the future.
Finally, based on the success of the TLX A-Spec variant launched in 2017, Acura will introduce A-Spec variants for every new core model in development,including an A-Spec grade of the all-new 2019 RDX, which will launch with the rest of the all-new RDX lineup in mid-2018. Acura’s A-Spec badge first appeared on the 2004 TL sedan and currently appears on the Acura TLX and ILX sedans.
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About Acura Canada
Acura is the luxury-performance division of Honda Canada Inc. and is a leading automotive luxury nameplate that delivers Precision Crafted Performance, an original approach to technology and design that creates a new driving experience. The Acura lineup features six distinctive models – the RLX luxury flagship sedan, the TLX performance luxury sedan, the ILX sport sedan, the 5-passenger RDX luxury crossover SUV, and the Acura MDX seven-passenger luxury SUV. Acura launched its next-generation, electrified NSX supercar as a new and pinnacle expression of Acura Precision Crafted Performance. Acura celebrated its 30th anniversary in Canada in February 2017 and has grown to include 51 locations in its dealer network across the country.