2015 Acura RLX
For 2015 year model Acura is going to introduce its flagship sedan with one big novelty. New 2015 RLX will be available in hybrid variant too, called Sport Hybrid SH-AWD. According to company’s spokesman, it will have more power, better fuel economy, better handling and better performances overall than standard petrol RLX.
2015 Acura RLX engine
For the 2015 Acura RLX you will have two options when it about engine. First one is standard petrol RSX, which is equipped with 3.5 liter V6 which delivers 310 horses. Second one is new, hybrid RLX, which uses same V6 petrol engine but combined with three electric motors. Petrol engine paired with electromotor delivers power to front wheels, while rear wheels are powered with two additional electric motors, one for each wheel.
According to company, the whole system will deliver around 377 horsepower, which is much more than standard RLX. Also, hybrid variant will be equipped with new 7-speed DCT (dual clutch transmission) gearbox with electronic gear selector. The 2015 Acura RLX will be equipped with original Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) which makes this model a super-handling sedan. This system has ability to direct power from the front to the rear and also side to side. That will significantly improve your driving skills, even in poor driving conditions.
2015 Acura RLX mpg
Beside power and handling, this car has one more trump. It is fuel economy. The standard petrol RLX has 24 mpg combined. On the other side, new 2015 Acura RLX Hybrid is expected to have 25 percent better fuel economy, precisely somewhere around 30 mpg combined.
2015 Acura RLX competition
The competitors of 2015 RLX will be mostly from Germany. There are several mid-size sedans from Audi and BMW with all-wheel drive system that will be competitors to new RLX. However, RLX is ahead its competition in many aspects. Acura RLX 2015 will have more power, better fuel economy, better handling, class-leading legroom etc.
2015 Acura RLX release date and price
There is still no information about release date, but it is expected 2015 Acura RLX to be launched in late 2014/early 2015 period. Price for standard petrol model will be around 49.000, while hybrid RLX will cost probably around 59.000 dollars.