Oops! CARB Confirms Aggressive Acura TLX Variant is Coming

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

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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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 AutoGuide.com 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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  • Kaffekup Kaffekup on Apr 01, 2017

    I kept looking for the "aggressive variant" part of the story myself...

  • KTH KTH on Apr 11, 2017

    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.