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 |  Oct 23 2012, 10:01 AM

Acura has trademarked the name TLX, a moniker which will sit on the TL successor, which will be a merging of the existing TL and TSX. 

The TLX will ride on the 2013 Honda Accord platform, and be the first Acura to incorporate the Earth Dreams engine lineup. It will sit in between Acura’s new RLX flagship, and the small ILX sedan (shown above). Sporting direct injection, the motor in the TLX will deliver around 310 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque. The hybrid setup found in the new Accord, good for 45 mpg, is also apparently going to find its way into the new TLX.

The introduction of the ILX has left no space for the TSX, but the TSX is apparently going to continue production in limited form, and only as a V6 model.

Despite the flagship RLX, Acura is following a plan to remain a second tier luxury automaker rather than an all-out challenger to brands like BMW, Mercedes and Lexus.

  • http://WWW.Undergroundraw.com/ Undergroundraw.com

    I guess Acura is second rate and likes it.

  • Sanjeev_sharma99

    acura wants to remain as a higher scale brand rather than luxury brand nd wants to compete wth buick and lincoln only

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Whitney-Muse/100001610951400 Whitney Muse

     At Acura dealer this AM; apparently, they will not have the TLX until some time 2014; unsure when 2014 the TLX will show up.
    Drove the 2013 Accord V-6; it takes regular fuel and relatively anemic to the TL’s high compression premium fueled V-6; that said, would like to have a TLX that had 300 BHP, used regular fuel and got 45 MPG.
    Driven the TL since Apirl 2012; one of the most comfortable driving machines I’ve ever owned; drive-by-wire accelerator the finest gadget and most appreciated component on this machine. 

  • wrayman

    Maybe second rate to some…many have opinions and never owned or have driven.
    My Tl Type s has been a first rate vehicle in terms of performance
    , affordabilty and value for dollar…all good !