We are true fans of the Acura RLX, but the car doesn’t stand too good on the market at the moment. Still, Honda’s luxury department is doing everything to improve sale numbers of the flagship and we sincerely hope that the refreshed 2019 Acura RLX can do better in the segment. Don’t get us wrong, the changes are not too revolutionary, but the difference is pretty clear from every point of view.
2019 Acura RLX: Redesign Changes
Exterior-wise, the 2019 RLX brings a more sophisticated look without any doubt. The car is featuring a new attractive face, which points out the awesome hood styling and the attractive grille. We feel some sort of excitement every time we see the car precisely because of the balance the design offers. It packs enough chrome details, yet not too much, and as many curves, which make the statement without any doubt. The new “Acura Precision Concept” grille is something we can expect across the Acura lineup, but we can guarantee you that the detail won’t fit better anywhere, simply because it’s made for the flagship. The headlights are LED-treated of course, which is the case with taillights as well. Plus, the wheels are featuring a new design, which looks superb by the way.
New Engine and Transmission
The updated 2019 Acura RLX will host two amazing powertrains. The potential buyers will be able to choose between Precision All-Wheel Steer and Super Handling All-Wheel Drive. In case you need the translations, both of them will use the same 3.5-liter direct-injected V6, but in contrast to the first one, which is a hardcore gasoline model with 310 horsepower, the SH-AWD technology employs electric power as well. More precisely, the V6 will come in a pair with three electric motors, erasing the overall output to 377 horsepower. The car will also host a new 10-speed automatic transmission, which will have a positive influence on fuel economy numbers without any doubt.
New Safety System
The carmaker will boost the car with AcuraWatch safety suite. The system is pretty much the same as HondaSense and includes a number of active safety features. There is automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assist, lane departure warnings, forward collision warnings, adaptive cruise control, and low-speed follow. The only thing that’s plus when you compare it with the HondaSense is traffic jam assist, which is a quite useful system for low-speed heavy traffic.
The 2019 RLX will hit the showrooms this November. However, the manufacturer hasn’t released any pricing information until this moment. Still, this will happen in the coming days, so stay tuned and we will keep you informed.