Acura RLX is a luxury sedan and the latest flagship of the entire Acura range, which is produced by Honda. In the car line, the Japanese has replaced his predecessor Acura RL. Sales started in the spring of 2013.
Today, Akura Automotive Company produces luxury cars, which are popular all over the world for their luxury in terms of design and good technological stuffing. All upgrades to the brands are designed to improve the quality of ride and comfort for passengers and drivers. The whole model range is Acura.
The bodywork looks very lightweight, which helped to improve the aerodynamic performance, which logically had a beneficial effect on the speed of the representative sedan. The hood of the vehicle, together with the wings, front doors and bumper girder, as well as the bottom with the steering column were made of aluminum. All the remaining parts were made of the highest quality steel.
Fixed stiffness of the body is fully compliant with all required standards, so the chance of deformation on impact is minimal, which increases the safety of the car. Looking at the RLX sedan in front of the Akura, a very colorful and pleasant headlamp look is immediately apparent.
LED light together with Jewel Eye optics perfectly shows the road surface, and the beam of light is able to separate with amazing accuracy, which increases visibility, and therefore again improves the safety of the machine. The rear lamps have been illuminated with LEDs. Wheel rims with diameters of 18 and 19 inches are also installed.
Getting inside the Acura RLX sedan, you realize that you are in an elite car. When finishing the interior of the model the highest quality materials were used, which include leather and wood. Moreover, the interior slightly copies the new Honda Accord of the 9th generation.
Although there are differences, for example, on the central console has found its place, instead of the keys, a large screen with 8 inches for navigation purposes. The dashboard was covered with beautiful leather, and the inserts with the use of cheap wood add ergonomics and solidity.
It is necessary to mention about very comfortable and comfortable front seats. There is quite a lot of free space not only for the head and legs, but also for other parts of the body, including the back, elbows and knees. The back sofa has no less comfortable stay.
The rear passengers have plenty of legroom, so I won’t bore the driver or passengers for long trips. Absolutely all seats are heated and electrically driven.
The back can be adjusted in 8 positions and 4 for the lumbar region. The most comfortable is the driver’s seat. There is an on-board computer with a 7 inch diameter colour screen and a touch-screen input supported. This makes it possible to control the video/audio files, the navigation system, and to monitor the vehicle’s condition.
Moreover, it is possible to access the Internet AcuraLink, which has an entertainment portal and the necessary notification. In addition, it is possible to make an emergency call, deploy the Airbag and track the theft.
Japanese engineers decided to install a basic 3.5-litre direct injection gasoline V6 engine inside the Akura RLIKS sedan, with the option of switching off some cylinders. Such an engine can develop 310 horsepower. The torque is transmitted to the front wheels by the 6-speed automatic transmission SportShift.
Moreover, it is possible to purchase the Akura with a hybrid engine Sport Hybrid SH-AWD, which is equipped with a gasoline engine, a volume of 3.5 liters V6 VTEC, 7-speed automatic box, a pair of clutches and three electric motors. The total power of the hybrid version is 370 horses. The rear and front suspension is independent, spring loaded.
Complete sets and prices
The initial price of Acura RLX sedan in the United States of America is from 48 450 $ to 60 450 $. The price varies from the year of manufacture and modification of the car. So, for example, the version of RLX is estimated at $48,450. For similar model, but with navigation system it is necessary to pay – 50 95 $.
Modification of RLX Technology Package costs – 54 450 $, and RLX Krell Audio Package – 56 950 $. The most top-of-the-range equipment of the RLX Advance Package is estimated at $60,450. The standard modification includes the engine start key (Start/Stop), telescopic steering wheel device, built-in sunroof from above, 3-Zone climate control, Bluetooth support, HandsFreeLink (function of taxiing at turns), audio system with 10 speakers. In addition, there is an electronic parking brake and the function of help when starting up the mountain.
Acura RLX sedan looks really spectacular on the road. Of course, it is not such a popular brand as BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi and so on, however, it is not a bad competitor, primarily due to good technical equipment, beautiful appearance, which can be called the original and luxurious and at the same time restrained style of the interior. Quite a sharp motor will make you feel comfortable with steep ascents and overtaking on the road.
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