Acura TL A-Spec Is More Forbidden Fruit
First the Mazda2 Yozora, then the Chevrolet Orlando. Now Acura has its own Canada-exclusive model with the TL A-Spec. Canada has gotten previous iterations of the TL in A-Spec trim, but this marks the second time the A-Spec is exclusive to the Great White North.
Available with all-wheel drive and either an automatic or manual gearbox, the A-Spec is basically an appearance package that adds 19″ wheels with summer tires, a body kit, darker chrome grille and A-Spec badging. While Honda says that the A-Spec won’t make it to America, optional Acura accessories like spoilers and wheels can emulate the look, minus the badging. The TL A-Spec retails for $51,290 CAD.
Press release after the jump
New Acura TL ‘A-Spec’ Available Across Canada
‘A-Spec’ Package Adds 19-inch Alloy Wheels and Aero Kit
TORONTO (May 11, 2010) – Acura has announced the introduction in Canada of the 2010 Acura TL A-Spec limited edition package, effective May 10, with a Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price of $51,290.
The 2010 Acura TL A-Spec features Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) and includes all of the features of the TL SH-AWD Technology Package trim with either 6-speed manual transmission or 5-speed automatic transmission. The TL A-Spec includes the following unique features:
– 19-inch alloy wheels with special summer performance tires
– Full aero kit skirt package; front, side and rear skirts
– Midnight chrome grille and rear piece
– ‘A-Spec’ badge and ‘A-Spec’ floor mats
Acura is the luxury-performance division of Honda Canada Inc. Seven distinct vehicles (CSX, TSX, TL, RL, RDX, MDX and ZDX) are marketed under the Acura brand. The Acura ZDX, MDX and CSX are built at the Honda of Canada Mfg. assembly facility in Alliston, Ontario