We’re only a few days removed from Acura having unveiled its Type S Concept and low and behold, our spy photographers have just spotted another 2021 TLX prototype, the concept‘s real world doppelganger.
While the car is still camouflaged, the layers aren’t as thick as before, allowing us to gauge the model’s overall shape, plus some front and rear fascia details. Like the Type S Concept, the 2021 TLX seems to boast a Diamond Pentagon grille, as well as similar Jewel Eye LED headlights.
Does it really look like the Type S Concept?
It obviously won’t be identical, but features such as the dynamic roof line, muscular rear fenders, aggressive-looking front fascia and door-mounted wing mirrors appear to be present on this prototype. What’s missing is the creased trunk lid design and the quad-pipe sports exhaust system, but those things might actually make it onto the production ready Type S version of the upcoming TLX.
We also don’t expect the taillight graphics to be quite as futuristic as the Concept’s, but the light cluster pattern seems to be shaped similarly in both instances – sort of like a stretch Radical math symbol.
Unfortunately we don’t get to see inside this prototype, and the dashboard seems to be covered up anyway. Still, one of the pictures does reveal that the steering wheel features a three-spoke design, with what appears to be a metallic bottom part, as opposed to the plastic design found on the current car.
As for its engine range, we expect to see inline-4 and V6 units, with a turbocharged version of the latter possibly meant for the TLX Type S flagship.
Acura will probably unveil the next-gen 2021 TLX sometime next year.