It is confirmed: American Honda Motors Co.,Inc. will bring the 2015 Honda Fit and 2015 Acura TLX prototype to the 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). American Honda Motors says the 2015 Honda Fit will be more innovative, packaged better, more fun to drive and offer better economy. “Equipped with the Honda-exclusive next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure, the new Fit is also anticipated to earn class-leading safety ratings.” The current Honda Fit, despite its age, it still considered by many to be the pick of its class.
The Acura TLX is going to replace the Acura TL and the Acura TSX.
“2015 Acura TLX Prototype will mark the debut of a performance luxury mid-size sedan that replaces the outgoing TL model. In conjunction with the launch of the production TLX in the second half of next year, Acura will discontinue sales of the TSX model in 2014, as it moves to clarify its sedan line up with a clear hierarchy of three distinct models – the entry luxury ILX, mid-size TLX sports sedan, and flagship RLX performance sedan.
The all-new model will feature more emotional styling with tidier, sports sedan proportions wrapped around two all-new advanced powertrains that provide even more dynamic performance. The all-new Acura TLX will offer a wider range of choices with two all-new, high-performance and highly fuel-efficient direct-injected engines, each mated to an all-new advanced transmission, and with available in two-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive configurations.”
“This all-new Acura TLX is the perfect blend of style and muscle with its elegant, well-proportioned exterior that cloaks the true sport sedan chassis and powertrain beneath,” said Mike Accavitti, senior vice president, American Honda Motor, Co., Inc. “The sporty characteristics that customers found appealing in the TSX are even more pronounced in this aggressive new TLX.”
In a way, it’s a little depressing that the TL and TSX are going away. They represented missed opportunities from American Honda Motors to take the fight back to Lexus and Infiniti. Hopefully, this new TLX will successfully cover two rather empty spaces.
Speaking of Honda, check out this video of the 2014 Honda Accord Sport 6-speed!