2015 Acura TLX Launch Date Delayed

2015 Acura TLX Launch Date Delayed

If you’re anxiously waiting for the 2015 Acura TLX to arrive dealerships, you’ll have to wait a bit longer.

According to the Japanese automaker, the 2015 Acura TLX is being delayed so the company can sort out all the systems and technologies in the vehicle. It’s not one specific thing that is causing the delay according to a brand spokesperson, but rather Acura wants to ensure that all systems are ready to go for mass production.

The 2015 Acura TLX boasts the most advanced and customer-relevant technology than on any other Acura vehicle to date, and given the recent abundance of recalls, the automaker is probably choosing to be on the safer side with launching the vehicle.

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In other words, Acura doesn’t want to put the TLX into production or on sale until “it’s perfect.” The new sedan comes with either a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine or 3.5-liter V6, but it will feature two brand new transmissions from Acura. The four-cylinder powerplant is mated to an eight-speed automatic while the V6 gets a nine-speed transmission. The company has also reworked its Precision All-Wheel Steering and Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive systems for the new model.

The 2015 TLX release date has been pushed back to late summer.

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[Source: Autoblog]

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  • Rickers

    Maybe it’s delayed to give people time to forget it’s just an Accord.

  • mav

    They could have had a home run with a Hybrid SH-AWD 377 HP they just rolled out on the RLX. That would have smoked the 5 Series BMW and Infiniti Q50 right out the gate, this new engine only pumps out 290 horses eventhough its lighter. I like the car, improvement over outgoing TL but it still looks like a larger ILX – should be a little more distinctive.

  • J Mac

    I wonder if they’re having transmission issues like Jeep did with their 9 speed.

  • Motegi

    Its obvious, the real reason is that they are holding the 2015 TLX back is to allow the dealers to sell off their remaining stock of 2014 TL and TSXs. Once the stock levels of those models dwindles down the 2015 TLX will magically appear. Hence the vague “late summer” announcement.

  • Khash

    LOL. And an Accord, no less, that doesn’t come with a manual tranny!

  • Jamal

    I hear it’s back on.. can anyone confirm?

  • Jamal

    Seems reasonable.