All Acura Models Receiving AWD by 2016

All Acura Models Receiving AWD by 2016

Details have surfaced that all Acura models will be getting an all-wheel-drive option by 2016.

That means even the entry-level ILX will be offered with AWD in a couple of years, and expect some mild updates to the sedan as Acura tries to push it to be a more attractive option in the segment. It is expected that the TLX will receive Jewel Eye headlights, AcuraLink, improved smartphone integration and the TLX’s 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine for the 2016 model year.

The details come via the same dealer source that let slip the specs on the upcoming 2015 Acura TLX.

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Expect similar updates to arrive for the 2016 RDX as well, including rear air conditioning vents, a power tailgate on all models and an advanced trim that will bring the luxury features of the MDX to its smaller stablemate. Both vehicles will also receive the brand’s ODMD, a touchscreen system that is currently seen in the MDX and RLX models.

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[Source: TSX Club]

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  • Alton Ng

    acura should have AWD as STANDARD to differentiate it from the lowly hondas! they don’t rwd so it’s the next best thing… imagine a sh-awd on a civic platform with a boosted k motor!


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