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All-New Honda Legend Is Japan’s Acura RLX


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The fifth-generation Honda Legend has just been unveiled in Japan, but to our US-based readers there’s nothing “all-new” about it.

Acura Morphs Robot into Horse then Into Car in Latest Promo


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In a dim and b(l)eak-looking world, where there are almost no more horses left and people pass the time by betting on galloping robotic reconstructions of the now-almost-extinct animal, Acura trots onto the scene in flesh and blood form, being victorious in the end.

Acura Lets Seinfeld Write 8 Commercials for the 2014 MDX and RLX


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Acura released a fresh batch of commercials that will debut on Season 3 of Jerry Seinfeld’s “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” web series, premiering on January 2, 2014. Written in a retro 1960s-style as a spoof of old-time advertising, the eight ads were directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, famous for his work in the Men in Black movies.

New 2014 Acura RLX Recalled Over Fear of Untightened Rear Suspension Bolts


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Some nine months after sales of the brand-new 2014 Acura RLX began in the States and the Japanese carmaker has issued a voluntary recall for 7,387 cars to replace rear suspension bolts that may not have been tightened properly.

New Acura ILX and RLX Receive SEMA Show Treatments


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Honda's near-premium division Acura has yanked the covers off three customized sedans at the SEMA aftermarket show, including the RLX VIP Sedan crafted by Evasive Motorsports, the RLX Urban Luxury Sedan and Street Performance ILX, both made by MAD Industries.

Range Topping Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD Coming to LA Auto Show


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The most powerful Acura sedan ever, the new RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD, will make its formal premiere at the Los Angeles Auto Show on November 20, 2013, some six months after the market launch of the base version of the lineup that sports a 310HP 3.5-liter V6 driving the front wheels.

Acura Prices All-New 2014 RLX Flagship from $48,500*


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We already saw the new RLX at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, but at this week's Detroit event, Acura announced that sales of the car will begin on March 15, with prices for the front-wheel drive model with a 310hp 3.5-liter V6 ranging from $48,450 to $60,450, excluding a destination charge* of $895.

Acura's New RLX Sports 20 Beams of Light on its Headlamps [w/Video]


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Sad but true; the only exterior feature we found worthy of a note on the new 2014 Acura RLX that made its world premiere at this week's Los Angeles Auto Show and which will be sold in Japan as the new Honda Legend, are its so-called "Jewel-Eye" LED headlamps.

The rest of the car in terms of styling might as well be a puffed up $50k Honda Accord or if you prefer, a longer and duller looking version of the Acura ILX, which itself, is a glorified Honda Civic under the sheetmetal.

Acura's New 2014 RLX Flagship Sedan Breaks Cover at LA Auto Show [Updated]


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It's no secret that Acura is having a hard time positioning itself between parent company Honda and pure luxury carmakers, but the Japanese brand is once again trying to gain a foothold in the executive sedan category with the new 2014 RLX that was unwrapped today in Los Angeles.

Acura had previewed the new RLX with a thinly disguised concept model at this year's New York Auto Show. Not much has changed since then, with the production version of the RL's replacement simply gaining different trims for the bumpers and smaller wheels than the concept study.

For the first time, we see the interior of the RLX. Despite the use of the usual upscale leather materials and wood trims, the overall design brings to mind that of the latest Accord, which isn't something you want to see in a model of this category and price.

Among other interior comfort and convenience features that can be found in the new RLX are dual screens (just like the Accord…) including an 8-inch Navigation screen and a 7-inch On-Demand Multi-Use Display touch screen, plus push-button start, power tilt and telescoping steering, power sunroof, tri-zone automatic climate control, and Bluetooth HandsFreeLink.

Breaking: Honda Confirms New Civic Type R, Jazz / Fit Based Small SUV and Sports Roadster


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There's a whole lot of news - but unfortunately, no pictures, coming out today from Honda's headquarters in Japan where the company's CEO Takanobu Ito outlined the product, technology and business developments through 2015.

We are going to start with the new Honda Civic Type R sports hatchback based on the European market model that is currently undergoing development for an introduction in 2015.

Honda said that this model is designed specifically for the European market, though we could see it being exported to Japan at some point. More importantly, the Japanese carmaker's CEO stated that the Type R is being developed "with the goal of becoming the fastest front-wheel-drive vehicle on the Nürburgring race course".

On a more global note, Ito said that Honda will roll out an all-new replacement for the Fit, also known as the Jazz in Europe, in 2013. Within two years after the initial market presentation, the Japanese automaker will launch a small SUV model based on the underpinnings of the new Fit/Jazz as well as a replacement for the related City small sedan.

Acura Preparing Mild Facelift for 2013 ZDX Crossover


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Some three years after the ZDX's world premiere at the 2009 New York Auto Show and a little less since it went on sale in the U.S. towards the end of the same year, Acura's attempt to replicate BMW's success with the X6 has proved to be a sales flop delivering a mere 1,564 units in 2011.

It’s even worse this year as Acura has sold only 416 examples of the ZDX crossover during the first six months of 2012, down 56.21 percent over the same period in 2011.

Nevertheless, Acura will try to improve the ZDX's position in the market with a mid-cycle refresh for the 2013 model year that will bring a light exterior makeover along with new technology features.

Honda to End Production of Acura RL-Based Legend and Accord-Based Inspire in Japan


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Honda will cease local production of the Japanese market versions of the current Acura RL and Honda Accord sedans, which are sold in the Land of the Rising Sun as the Honda Legend and Inspire respectively, at the company’s plant in Saitama Prefecture at the end of June, Japan's Kyodo news reported.

2013 Acura RLX Concept Sedan Sports New V6 Hybrid System with 370HP and 30mpg Combined


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At the 2012 New York Auto Show, Acura revealed the new RLX, which may carry a concept moniker, but we all know that it's a thinly disguised version of the production model slated for launch in North America at the beginning of 2013.

The RLX will replace the RL as Acura's flagship model in a segment that the company has constantly failed to deliver.

The Japanese brand's full-size sedan has approximately the same length as the current RL, but comes with a two-inch longer wheelbase and two-inch shorter front overhang, while both the track and vehicle width increase by around two inches.

The styling builds on Acura's so-called 'Keen Edge' design motif, as seen on the smaller ILX. The concept's stance is accentuated by a set of 20-inch forged aluminum wheels shod in 255/35 R20 high-performance tires, which is probably one of the few elements on the concept that won't make it into production.

First Official Picture of New Acura RLX Flagship Sedan Concept


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Acura told us that the big reveal of its flagship sedan concept would take place at the New York International Auto Show at 1:50 PM (EST), but the first official image of the car we will come to know as the RLX has already hit the interwebs, courtesy of the VWvortex forum members.

We only have a single image in our hands right now, but from what we can tell, like many other recent Honda and Acura concepts such as the Detroit Show Accord Coupe, the RLX is virtually production ready.

The RLX, which will replace the aging RL in Acura's lineup, seems to borrow its design DNA from the smaller ILX sedan, albeit with the wheel arch kink flipped the other way around.