Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD to Debut in LA

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD will be on display at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show.

Powered by a 3.5-liter iVTEC V6 engine mated to three electric motors, the RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD has a maximum combined system output of 377 hp. The hybrid powertrain is mated to a seven-speed dual clutch transmission helping the sedan achieve an EPA-rated 30-mpg combined rating.

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The Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD is the Japanese automaker’s first luxury sedan to use hybrid powertrain technology and electric-powered all-wheel-drive, helping it deliver V8-like performance with four-cylinder fuel economy according to Acura.

The RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD will join the 310-hp RLX with Precision All-Wheel Steer (P-AWD) in the Acura lineup starting next year.

Discuss this story at our Acura RLX Forum.

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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