Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Acura - 2009

The 2009 model year is looking to be a big one for Acura, with all three of the brand’s sedans getting fresh styling and feature upgrades. The flagship RL all get new satin-finish grilles similar to those on the MDX and RDX, now a defining trademark for Acura. The 2009 RL has a roomier rear seat, softer armrests, redesigned vents and easier-to-use climate controls. Additional sound insulation and an Active Sound Control (ASC) noise abatement system help make the cabin even quieter. The bestselling vehicle in the Acura lineup, the TL is all-new for 2009, and is available for the first time with Acura’s high-tech Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD). This new drivetrain option should help handle the V6’s 305 horsepower – the most powerful engine ever to come from the brand. Inside, in addition to the luxurious leather seats, elegant wood trim and additional space, the TL is available with a keyless entry system with push-button start, a voice recognition navigation system with real-time traffic and weather (including Doppler-style radar overlays), and Bluetooth wireless connectivity. Meanwhile, the new TSX still retains the basic shape of the previous generation, but it has a 1.3-inch longer wheelbase and a 2.6-inch wider track, which should make for improved handling and ride comfort. Bold fender flares and taillights provide an updated look. A new 2.4-liter DOHC VTEC engine gives the TSX more torque over a wider range for better midrange acceleration.

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