Acura TLX Tasked With Replacing Two Models

Incentives program announced in advance of sedan’s debut.

2015 Acura TLX
Arriving this summer: 2015 Acura TLX.

When the Acura TLX goes on sale next month, it will replace the current TL midsize sedan and the compact TSX. Sales of both models are off by at least one-third for the year, presenting a drag on Acura’s overall sales. Even so, Acura sales are up 1.3 percent for the first half of the year and the upscale brand from Honda is poised to once again sell more than 150,000 models in the US market this year.

In advance of the TLX’s August debut, Acura announced several special incentives to draw interest to the new vehicle and to bolster sales. The new model will offer a standard 2.4-liter four cylinder engine and be priced from $30,995. Front-wheel drive is standard; all-wheel drive is available.

TLX Acura Advantage Program

The TLX Acura Advantage program was put in place on July 7, 2014, and will run through the end of August. For customers that order a 2015 Acura TLX by Sept. 2 and take delivery by Oct. 31, 2014, they will qualify for the following benefits:

Introductory pricing and accessories. Acura’s introductory pricing includes a $500 personalization allowance for Acura Genuine Accessories including those that are specific to the model. That $500 credit can also be applied to a special Acura Accessory Value Package.

Leasing and financing offers. With $2,499 down, lessees can get a 2.4-liter Acura TLX for $299 per month. Or, they can pay $349 per month to obtain a 3.5-liter model. Acura TLX leases run for 36 months. Consumers may also opt for low interest rate financing of 1.9 percent for 24 to 36 months or 2.9 percent for 37 to 60 months.

Lease extensions available. If your Acura lease is about to expire and you want the new model, Acura Financial Services will allow you to extend your lease by up to three months as you await your advanced purchased Acura TLX.

2015 Acura TLX

The 2015 Acura TLX has roughly the same dimensions as the departing TL. Its standard 16-valve 2.4-liter four cylinder engine is paired with an all-new eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission with torque converter and is rated at 206 horsepower. Add in the technology package, including four-wheel steering, and this model costs $35,025.

Buyers can choose a 3.5-liter 24-valve V-6 engine paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission and making 290 horsepower. Four-wheel steering and super-handling all-wheel drive are available. The two-wheel drive edition is priced from $35,220 and reaches $39,250 with the technology package. An advance package lifts that price to $42,500.

Choose the all-wheel drive model with the V-6 engine and the available technology package and your price starts at $41,450. An advance package pushes that price to $44,700.

Jewel Eye LED Headlights

All 2015 Acura TLX models feature the brand’s Jewel Eye LED headlights and comes equipped with keyless entry, push button start, a rear view camera and hill start assist. Available or standard interior features include: heated and ventilated front seats, a 3D navigation system, a 7-inch color display, AcuraLink — a cloud-based connected car system, power accessories and LED accent lighting. The standard audio package can be upgraded to a 455-watt, 10-speaker Acura/ELS Studio Premium Audio System designed expressly for this model.

Safety features are many and include collision mitigation braking, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, lane departure assist, blind spot warning and adaptive cruise control. Choose any technology package and the safety enhancements are included.

The fuel economy ratings will come in as high as 24 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway with the standard Acura TLX. Select V-6 models will return 21 mpg in the city and up to 34 mpg on the highway. Acura says that some models will receive a 5 mpg highway boost over comparable 2014 Acura TL models.

Made in America

Like many American Honda models, the Acura TLX is also built in America. Production at its Marysville, Ohio, assembly plant is underway with the first models expected to arrive in Acura dealerships this August.

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Acura TLX photo courtesy of American Honda.

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