According to a great deal of industry rumor, the 2016 Acura TLX will supply its enthusiasts with a hybrid variant as well as a sporty offering. The sporty variant is said to carry the marker of ‘Type-S’ and will host a twin turbo V-6 power unit. The rumors that are currently swarming seem to be based upon the actions and minor rumblings for the automaker itself. Given that just a few months ago the 2015 model was released, consumers should not expect a great deal of upgrades or any redesigns for the vehicle. The new variant offerings appear to be the major changes and news that surround the ever popular vehicle. The fact will soon be separated from fiction, given that the 2016 Acura TLX will find itself before the public during the second half of the year.
2016 Acura TLX: Engine and Fuel Economy
The power behind the 2016 Acura TLX will be provided by a duo of unit options. The first of which is an I4 DOHC i-VTEC 2.4 liter, four cylinder engine that is capable of a maximum output capability of 205 brake horsepower. The secondary option will be a 3.5 liter unit that is able to deliver upwards of 290 brake horsepower. The four cylinder unit will be paired with an eight speed dual clutch transmission, and the V-6 variant will be coupled with a nine speed automatic ZF transmission. The 2016 model year offering of the vehicle will be available to consumers in both all-wheel drive and front wheel drive.
The fuel economy of the 2016 Acura TLX is said to rate in at an average of 25 miles per gallon combined. Given that the hybrid variant has yet to be publicly confirmed via the automaker for the 2016 model year, there are no specifications that are currently available.
2016 Acura TLX: Redesign Exterior and Interior
The visual aesthetic of the 2016 Acura TLX will be no different than the model that was just released a short time ago. According to a small handful of industry insiders, some of the headlights will be combined with LED technology and the vehicle will feature LED outlined side mirrors and tail lights. The mid-sized sedan will continue to accommodate five passengers at a fairly high level of comfort. What will change is that the vehicle will be constructed with an increased percentage of lighter materials that will increase its aerodynamic characteristics. The front end will host a larger grille and the rear will feature light groups that have been slightly redesigned.
The interior will continue to provide consumers with high quality materials, the latest in automotive technology and impressive design. The most prominent of features that consumers will be provided with be a bounty of safety features, a cruise control system, a navigation system, and heated leather seating. The cabin will have additional space that will further provide both the driver and their passengers with a great amount of comfort.
2016 Acura TLX: Release Date and Price
The base pricing for the 2016 Acura TLX is said to be set at a firm $ 31 000, with the top trim level registering in at a cool $ 45 000. The vehicle will find itself available to its consumer base at some point during the latter portion of the year. There are reports that indicate that the hybrid version that is rumored to present as a 2016 Acura TLX, will actually be a 2015 model. This latest bit of chatter has the hybrid variant arriving in showrooms by the close of September 2015.