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2018 Acura RLX Revealed Ahead of Monterey Car Week Debut

Refreshed luxury sedan gets new corporate grille

Ed Tahaney
Aug 10, 2017

has dropped the cover on the refreshed 2018 RLX, which will make its public debut at Monterey Car Week later this month. You'll be able to see it in nearby Carmel-By-The Sea at the Concours on the Avenue on August 15 and at The Quail on August 18, if you're in the Monterey area for the annual week of vehicular festivities that culminates with the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

Acura's top-of-the-line sedan features Sport Hybrid Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH SH-AWD) technology that is shared with the and the .

The RLX is available in two variants and a 3.5-liter V-6 engine powers both. Acura's base RLX offers 310 hp and comes with Precision All-Wheel Steer. The V-6 is mated to a new 10-speed automatic transmission.

Acura's RLX Sport Hybrid features a V-6 that delivers a combined 377 hp with help from three electric motors that facilitate all-wheel drive.

  |   2018 Acura RLX Revealed Ahead of Monterey Car Week Debut

"This redesign of the is transformational, creating road presence and styling that better reflect underlying performance capabilities of the vehicle," said Jon Ikeda, Acura vice president and general manager, in a statement.

The RLX gets a new diamond pentagon grille, more sculpted hood, new wheel designs, LED taillights, dual exhaust finishers, and a gloss black rear diffuser.

Standard features include a Krell audio system, surround view camera, parking sensors, LED fog lights, remote engine start, ventilated and heated front seats, heated rear seats, and a heated steering wheel.

Tech goodies include Traffic Jam Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control with Low Speed Follow. Traffic Jam Assist helps keep the sedan in its lane and can follow behind a vehicle detected ahead of it — a must-have feature for daily commuters.

  |   2018 Acura RLX Revealed Ahead of Monterey Car Week Debut
  |   2018 Acura RLX Revealed Ahead of Monterey Car Week Debut

AcuraWatch is available and includes a Collision Mitigation Braking System, Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, and Road Departure Mitigation.

The 2018 RLX is available in two new premium shades — Brilliant Red Metallic and Majestic Black Pearl — and will go on sale in November.

Source: Acura

  |   2018 Acura RLX Revealed Ahead of Monterey Car Week Debut
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