Next-Gen Acura TLX Goes Further Than Acura NSX

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If there is one thing the Acura NSX can learn from, it’s the Acura Precision Concept. In fact, the hybrid supercar would be the only nameplate from Acura that doesn’t fall in line with the brand’s future design language embodied by the concept.

The next model to take after the concept’s design after the Acura MDX crossover is the 2018 Acura TLX sedan. Revealed at the 2017 New York Auto Show, the premium mid-size sedan is shedding its drab design for the Precision Concept’s diamond pentagon grille and reshaped bumper, topped off by a brand new set of headlights.

Gone is the old shield grille and Honda-esque body work for a more aggressive design philosophy that Acura describes simply as emotional. The automaker is focusing a lot on making the TLX the most technologically advanced competitors in its segment, which means that it’s aiming to offer more premium features, standard and optional, compared to the likes of Infiniti Q50 and Volvo S60.

Of course this doesn’t mean that improved performance won’t be on the agenda for the TLX, especially now that it looks the part. Besides, it can’t afford to fall behind against Infiniti’s Red Sport 400 model or Volvo’s Polestar.