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#9 of 18 Re: Due in 2014 as a 2015 model year car [billyperksii]
Mar 26, 2013 (6:13 am)
billy....I don't think there's been any release date set for the new TL. Dealers can say anything they want. But, I believe the manufacturers aren't necessarily forthcoming about what abouth their new releases.
This is all speculation, but given Acura's history of how they roll out redesigned vehicles, there should be the possibility that they announce a '14 TL-S, with a revamped suspension and massaged drivetrain before a totally new TL is produced.
Again, speculating about their product line up, the ILX replaces the TSX in '14. Some form of a TL-S becomes a "one year only" sport model of the current TL. RLX is the big news at the top of the lineup. Then, they have their SUV line up.
Not saying any of the above will happen. But, it's just as realistic as any dealer saying definitively that '14 will be the year for the totally redone TL.
Acura in particular, has always been tightlipped about new model roll outs. And, they rarely, if ever, roll out more than one total revamp per model year. In '14, that will be the RLX.
#10 of 18 Re: Due in 2014 as a 2015 model year car [graphicguy]
Mar 26, 2013 (10:13 am)
Graph- I am pretty much familiar with Acura's game plan- on my second TL 03 and now 09. I skipped the 3rd generation because it did not offer AWD. I was only replying to the poster who was wondering who would buy a TL knowing all the features the Accord has to offer. To be all honest, I am currently itching for A6 Prestige or probably 535XI or 550 XI. Reality check, new house, 529 plans and beefing up investment and savings accounts.
#11 of 18 Re: Due in 2014 as a 2015 model year car [billyperksii]
Mar 27, 2013 (6:28 am)
billy....economy is starting to come back. Not a bad idea to beef up investments right now. Totally understand that.
Gotta say, when I take the Audi in for oil changes, they usually put me in an A6. Performance isn't that far off an S4 with the 3.0 SC motor. Plus, for a big car, it handles really well. Not a bad way to go. To get the same thing in a 535 or an E350, you're hovering in that $60K range.
Not the Prestige, but the Audi dealer says the A6 Premium Plus with Navi, blind spot, Bose, 3.0, would be in that $55K range, maybe less with some work at the negotiation table.
I saw the RLX at the auto show. I'm trying to figure out where the TLX can go? I'm thinking since the new Accord shrunk (a little), the new TLX will, too. Still, interesting what might be a 2014 TL-S. Would they add a few ponies and the PAWS system from the RLX?
I've seen some crazy sketches of what some think it might look like. But, they don't know any more than I do.
Like you, I have a big soft spot for the TL. Be interesting to see where it's going.
#12 of 18 Is the RLX A Preview For The Next TLX?
Apr 02, 2013 (7:10 am)
Acura badly needs a successful sedan on the order of the '99-'03 and '04-'08 TLs. Maybe the '14 TLX will be that car.
The new RLX got a negative review in a recent issue of The Wall Street Journal. Among the comments, Dan Neil, the reviewer, said the RLX, Acura's flagship sedan, is little more than a larger, heavily contented Accord. While adapting Honda's FWD architecture to a car with E-Class and 5-Series fighting pretensions saved money, the result is a car that doesn't accomplish its mission, in the reviewer's opinion. Further, it's not even an effective competitor to the A-6 Quattro. Was Dan Neil too critical of the RLX?
Incidentally, Consumers Reports rated the 2013 A-6 best-in-class; better than the E-Class or 5-Series.
It should be mentioned that the RLX will be available with AWD later this year. The AWD version will also have more power. I hope the WSJ tests that model too, to see whether that will make the RLX more competitive with its German rivals. And, let's not forget Cadillac, which just introduced an all-new, larger CTS to take on the Germans. Plus, Lexus, Infiniti and Jaguar aren't standing still.
There were many years when Acura cars were important players in the entry luxury car segment, and one level higher with the Legend and NSX, but in recent years Acura's successes have only been in SUVs and crossovers. Or maybe there's still hope for the RLX, once the AWD version becomes available.
#13 of 18 ACURA 2014 TLX
May 31, 2013 (10:56 am)
Anyone have any info as to when they think the New TLX will be arriving??
According to the saleman that i know from Acura he tells me that there will be a 2014 TL in the Fall and then a 2015 will follow
I hope that hes wrong
Did anyone hear anything about a New REDESIGNED 2014 TLX??
#14 of 18 Re: ACURA 2014 TLX [newcarman]
Jun 04, 2013 (10:12 am)
Yes, just yesterday I read that the next generation TL will be introduced in Spring 2014. It'll be based on the current Accord, as expected. No details were given, other than it'll be a little smaller than the current TL. I don't recall where I read this.
The 2013 Accord has gotten good reviews, whereas the reviews of the new RLX haven't been too favorable.
#15 of 18 Really, really want a new TL design!
Jun 14, 2013 (4:51 pm)
I love my 2005 TL and never get tired of looking at it! It's silver, sleek and Acura got it right on this model...why they changed it to perhaps (IMO) the ugliest car on the road is beyond me.
When are they coming out with the new TL? I am looking at the MB C300 4matic and the BMW 328xi and today, started thinking the 37X might me an option. I would like to buy another TL (this one is my 3rd) but it it's as big and ugly as the current model. I am headed out of the Honda family after owning 5 of their cars.
Anyone have any ideas about what's happening with the design or when the release date will be?
#16 of 18 Re: Really, really want a new TL design! [wendyb3]
Jun 18, 2013 (7:29 pm)
I read the '14 TL will be introduced next summer. It'll be slightly trimmer than the current TL, as it'll be based on the '13 Accord platform. It'll probably be a little larger than your '05, though. Hopefully, it'll look better than the current generation TL (it would be hard to make it look worse).
Have you considered an Accord V6 EX-L, if you need to buy soon? That's as close to your Acura as Honda makes, and it's less expensive than the near luxury models you mentioned. Of course, the Accord, even a loaded up one, doesn't have the prestige of a luxury brand, nor does it have all-wheel-drive. It may be worth checking it out, though.
In case you're wondering, I don't work for an auto company, and never have.
#17 of 18 Re: Really, really want a new TL design! [hpmctorque]
Jun 19, 2013 (6:56 am)
hpm....mentioned earlier, I helped my sister buy a '13 TL SH AWD Advance (that's a mouthful). I owned a 2010 version. The new one is a good looking car....very classy.
I liked the way my '10 looked, but the public in general did not.
She also looked at the new Accord. The TL is a significantly better handling car, as is the suspension (Accord uses struts...a cost cutting move, the TL uses more expensive and refined double wishbone). Just feel the controls and compare, back-to-back between the two and you'll see where the TL uses better materials than the Accord.
Given the deep discounts on the TL, I'd choose it over an Accord right now. Plus, the resale on the TLs are always strong. They come with a stronger engine, and a better warranty, too.
For the money, you'd be hard pressed to find something comparable to the TL.
#18 of 18 Re: Really, really want a new TL design! [graphicguy]
Jun 19, 2013 (7:18 am)
Grap -as you know I have the 09 and I still get lots of compliments.
I have been told several times that my car looks brand new after almost 4 years. I still think the refreshed model is a little too soft for my likings, they took away the quad faux pipes which really makes the car look aggressive from the back and several other touches that I will not get into. Have you ever seen the 3rd and 4th generation side by side? I personally skipped the 3rd generation because of the Accordish look and it blended in too much with the Camrys and Altimas-just my opinion. The A6 and 535/550 is calling my name but I am holding on to this TL a tad bit longer.