The Acura RLX is expected to receive a host of updates for the 2018 model year. The flagship sedan of the Honda luxury division is currently not as appealing as some of its rivals. In this regard, expect the Acura RLX 2018 to adopt another extension of the standard security features. In addition, the interior should receive new materials as well as a number of style settings. Rumor says the upcoming model could hit dealers by the end of 2017.
2018 Acura RLX Outside
As this is the 2018 model we are talking about here, the exact appearance of the car both from inside and outside is still under a veil of mystery. The authors mention a number of changes that will make the new model Acura RLX 2018 even more aggressive and aesthetically appealing. It is definitely looking for a new pair of LED headlights and front and rear bumpers. This does not mean that every piece will be brand new, as Acura does not plan to reinvent the wheel, so to speak. Yet the new materials as well as the selection of colors will make for an interesting choice, once the car hits the showrooms.
Acura RLX Interior
The interior of the Acura RLX 2018 is very unknown at this stage, although it is fair to assume that the quality will be at least equal to that of the previous models. This means a lot of leather for the furnishings and lots of class that accompanies it. Why? Because it will not be an inexpensive leather. This means that he will see and feel better, except by paying him at the concession office. Security features are also likely to be improved, but the biggest change should be in terms of infotainment and connectivity. There are plenty of exciting new features, but it’s better to wait for official announcements so we do not get hopes from anyone prematurely.
See also: 2018 Acura MDX
2018 Acura RLX Engine Options
Nothing new will come for 2018 Acura RLX when it comes to powertrain. RLX already comes with a 3.5-liter Earth Dreams V6 engine. It produces 310 horsepower and 272 lb-ft of torque and comes with a six-speed automatic transmission. EPA’s fuel economy is 20 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. This could be improved, but there is some doubt. But for those who save fuel is a top priority, there is also a hybrid version. This one comes with three electric motors with in combination with the gasoline engine provides a total output of 377 horsepower. This version comes with seven-speed automatic transmission, heads-up display, electronic shift selector and all-wheel drive. The fuel economy is much better in the city, nine more miles per gallon.
The Acura RLX 2018 is likely to retain the price of the current model. This means that the entry level model is expected to cost about $ 55,000, with the RLX hybrid starting at just over $ 61,000. These figures will make it slightly more expensive than its key competitors such as BMW 5 Series or Lexus GS. Now the future Acura RLX should bring substantial improvements in almost every aspect. Of course, we will closely monitor the reports on the next generation model.