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#5 of 41 2014 TLX
Feb 19, 2013 (4:35 pm)
No unveiling until Jan'14? Sounds like a major mistake to inform the public of a redesign, then wait through the end of '13 before you can even see it. Who's going to buy a '13 TL this fall, knowing in a few months there's going to be a new generation on showroom floors?
I sincerely hope we get an inside look within the next 3-4 months. Had my '06TL ruined by some dumb S.O.B. just a week ago and looking to stay with Acura in my next purchase. Not a fan at all of the current TL and can't wait to see what they've come up with in their re-design. If it misses the mark again in terms of styling, then I'm back to the drawing board and may defect over to Audi or Lexus...Here's hoping Acura does it right and does it soon.... A 6 spped manual would be wise for them to keep as an option as well...
#6 of 41 Re: 2014 TLX [gvb]
Feb 21, 2013 (10:11 am)
What are you saying in regards to your comment on release dates?
Manufacturers do that all the time (release date of new models).
Perfect example, the Q (I cannot remember the number) is going to replace the G37 in a few months- what does that mean, the G37 sales are going to come to halt?
Bottom line, that's how the industry works.
#7 of 41 Due in 2014 as a 2015 model year car
Mar 25, 2013 (12:16 am)
At least that's what the local dealer told me yesterday.
Who's gonna want a 2014 TL? The 2013 Accord has a lot of great new tech standard. New Earth Dreams engine, direct injection, with an Econ mode, available CVT. Lighter stronger steel. Backup camera. Lot of great affordable options like lane watch and lane departure systems, Hondalink, LED lights, etc. Not to mention the new Accord actually is very good looking relative to it's competition. I assume the 2015 TLX will be built off this platform.
But they better do a really good job on the appearance (the 2014 RLX flagship is a tremendous fail...it looks like a larger ILX at best and is hideous compared to redesigns like the 2014 Infiniti Q50).
#8 of 41 Re: Due in 2014 as a 2015 model year car [snow__driver]
Mar 25, 2013 (4:56 am)
Who's gonna want a 2014 TL?
#9 of 41 Re: Due in 2014 as a 2015 model year car [billyperksii]
Mar 26, 2013 (5:13 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 41 Re: Due in 2014 as a 2015 model year car [graphicguy]
Mar 26, 2013 (9:13 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 41 Re: Due in 2014 as a 2015 model year car [billyperksii]
Mar 27, 2013 (5:28 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 41 Is the RLX A Preview For The Next TLX?
Apr 02, 2013 (6:10 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 41 ACURA 2014 TLX
May 31, 2013 (9:56 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 41 Re: ACURA 2014 TLX [newcarman]
Jun 04, 2013 (9:12 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.