Redesigned 2018 Acura TLX Spied Fully Exposed

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Spy photographers have managed to catch the redesigned 2018 Acura TLX without any camouflage.

The sedan was spied in Long Beach, California, while the Japanese automaker was doing official photo and video shoots, likely for promotional materials. As the next model in line to receive Acura’s new design language that first debuted on the 2017 MDX, you can see the 2018 Acura TLX will have slimmer jeweled headlights and the diamond pentagon grille, while the rear gets exhaust cutouts just like the MDX. More interestingly, one of the TLXes being shot on camera has a more aggressive front end, prominent round exhaust tips, and a subtle lip spoiler, suggesting that a performance-oriented model will join the lineup.

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Another model being rumored to join the lineup is a TLX Hybrid, likely sporting a hybrid powertrain borrowed from the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid.

Look for more information on the 2018 Acura TLX before it goes on sale this fall. Given the timing of the photoshoot, there’s a good chance that the 2018 Acura TLX will debut at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show next month. If it doesn’t, look for it at the 2017 New York Auto Show.

Discuss this story on our Acura TLX Forum

  • steveinglendale

    Glad it lost the beak, but it;s so plain as to almost disappear…

  • JT Mega

    Acura been making ugly s*** for so long i dont know what to think about the new redesign.

  • coraga

    Is nice i like 😀

  • some guy

    just something not refined about this new pentagon grill. It’s like they tried to squeeze it in there even if it didn’t fit

  • scarhill

    Such an uninspiring vehicle. I cannot thing of one compelling reason to even consider the TLX. And I am an Acura owner.

  • Delicious Points

    I dunno what to say it’s still ugly as F. I mean c’mon, the last time I was wow’ed from a gorgeous Acura was the 3rd generation Acura TL (2004-2008) and the Canadian only Acura CSX (2006-2011). WTF happened?! =(

  • schalliol

    It looks a lot better, except for the gaudy chrome on that red one. Model it after a TSX Milano Red look, classy and exciting.

  • sephiroth_4

    idk why, but it reminds me of voldemort

  • Anton Garkin

    lexus is ass with jeep cherokee headlights.
    boring.

  • ilia kosmak

    How sick is that benz tho

  • Frank

    That for grill if huge!! Look like it was made for the MDX. The rear looks a lot better then that plain 2015 TLX bumper.

  • r34p3r

    I actually like the TLX. However, this appears to be a terrible, unnecessary redesign. I was looking at the front of a TLX the other day, and the front end definitely reminds me of the TL, but with a more aggressive body profile. Diamond eyes on this redesign look weird as sh*t.

  • Gordon Jay

    The front end of a MDX and tail lights of a 5 year old TSX. Just because every Lexus model looks the same does it mean that it is a good idea. Acura needs to get a little edgier if they want to see the sales numbers of their sedans to stop declining – especially in light of the negative reviews the Acura brand has been getting from JD Power. My 2016 Acura RDX may be my last Acura.

  • KTH

    I actually like the redesign. The new grill is much better than the previous beak and compared to other brands, Lexus, Infiniti, etc., it seems all designers are going for a more aggressive grill, so Acura’s redesign is aligned with others. Can’t wait for the 2018 TLX to be released. Sharp looking car.