Oops! CARB Confirms Aggressive Acura TLX Variant is Coming


The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has confirmed the Acura TLX A-Spec is coming.

Earlier this year, spy photographers caught the redesigned 2018 Acura TLX wearing no camouflage, and one of the vehicles caught on camera had more aggressive styling. CARB has released certification for the 2018 Acura TLX with the A-Spec variant, which was listed under the vehicle model’s information. It appears both the standard 2018 Acura TLX and the A-Spec models will be offered with either a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine or a 3.5-liter V6.

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Don’t expect the A-Spec model to offer any powertrain upgrades since it is basically an appearance package. What it will likely offer are fancier wheels, a rear spoiler, side skirts and sportier front and rear bumpers.

Look for the 2018 Acura TLX to make its debut at the 2017 New York Auto Show in April.

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  • kirko77

    That’s just awesome, Acura. Exactly what I wanted… A friggin body kit /s

  • John

    I wonder if it’s a Type S model or a Hybrid that might use Honda Accord Hybrid engine

  • boe_d

    Keep smearing lipstick on that pig – don’t fix the issues. It’s like Acura is run by the government!

  • kaffekup

    I kept looking for the “aggressive variant” part of the story myself…

  • KTH

    The 2018 Acura TLX is a sharp looking car. Glad that Acura replaced the ‘beak’ with a more aggressive grill, much like the Lexus (huge grill), Infiniti etc. Looking forward to the release of the 2018.