Category Archive: Acura

Jan 16

Montreal Auto Show announcements and pictures

There was a lot of excitement in Montreal today

All-new 2015 Subaru WRX Makes Canadian Debut. 2015 Nissan Micra debuts at 2014 Montreal Auto Show. Mazda3 wins 2014 ‘Best of the Best’ Award from Canadian Automotive Jury. Acura Unveils the 2014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD. Honda reveals all-new 2014 Civic Si Coupe. Double win for Infiniti. Kia Canada reveals all-new 2014 Kia Forte 5-Door and Forte Koup. The Electric Circuit welcomes its 1500th member, Jacques Duval.

Flagworld Photo Album

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Jul 25

Acura NSX Prototype to Break Cover at Mid-Ohio Raceway Prior to Honda Indy 200 IndyCar Race

Acura NSX Prototype to Break Cover at Mid-Ohio Raceway
Prior to Honda Indy 200 IndyCar Race

NSX 550MARKHAM, ON (July 25, 2013) – Acura released an image of a prototype NSX supercar today, announcing that the running prototype will take to the racetrack just prior to the Honda Indy 200 IndyCar race at Mid-Ohio in Lexington, Ohio. The NSX prototype, in custom livery, will lap the road course in advance of the race on August 4, 2013, to be broadcast live by NBC Sports Network starting at 3:00 p.m. EDT.

Global development of the NSX, slated for launch in 2015, is being led by engineers at Honda R&D Americas, Inc. in Raymond, Ohio. Additionally, it was announced in May that the next-generation Acura supercar will be produced at a newly established Performance Manufacturing Center in nearby Marysville, Ohio.

The prototype model maintains the styling and proportions of the NSX Concept that debuted at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit while packaging the production vehicle’s mid-mounted V-6 engine mated to Acura’s innovative new three-motor Sport Hybrid SH-AWD (Super Handling All Wheel Drive) system.

About Acura
Acura is the luxury-performance division of Honda Canada Inc.  The Acura lineup features seven distinctive models including the RLX luxury performance sedan, the TL performance luxury sedan, the TSX sedan, the ILX compact luxury sedan, the RDX luxury crossover SUV, the MDX luxury sport utility vehicle and the ZDX four-door sports coupe.

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Jan 15

Acura provides first look at possible NSX interior design concept at 2013 NAIAS in Detroit

DETROIT, Mich., Jan. 15, 2013– Acura today unveiled a new NSX Concept that showcases the evolution of the next-generation supercar’s styling and design, including a first-ever look at one possible direction for the next-generation NSX interior design.

 

“This further evolution of the Acura NSX Concept design is remarkably true to the original concept styling,” said Mike Accavitti, vice president of national marketing operations. “We’re making great progress in delivering on the expectations we created a year ago, with advanced technology that will bring new levels of performance and a unique, dynamic experience to the exotic sports car market.”

2014 Acura NSX Concept

2014 Acura NSX Concept

The new Acura NSX Concept is based on the expected underpinnings of the vehicle Acura will bring to market. Still, the new NSX Concept maintains its low and wide stance with the dynamic and alluring proportions that debuted in the original NSX Concept at the 2012 North American International Auto Show — highlighted by clean, modern and simple surfacing, and edgy details that communicate supercar attitude and a high-tech feel.

 

The new NSX Concept also features a first-ever look at one potential direction for the next-generation Acura NSX interior design. The design concept is founded on a “Human Support Cockpit” theme, a strong expression of Acura’s product direction focused on “the synergy between man and machine.” The interior package boasts outstanding visibility, an exotic driving position, and an intuitive “Simple Sports Interface” that minimizes interior clutter, allowing the driver to focus on the driving experience.

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Jul 01

2010 Acura ZDX SH-AWD

Text: Iain Shankland / Images: Acura

2010 Acura ZDX

“The all-new 2010 Acura ZDX is a crossover utility vehicle with the design of a personal sports coupe. With the appearance of a performance coupe and the four-door convenience of a sedan and the utility of a CUV.”

That’s a quote directly from the press material.. and believe it or not, that’s exactly what the Acura ZDX is! Many times the press material is a bit off the mark, but the Acura people nailed it. Until I had the opportunity to actually drive the ZDX, I thought it was basically a CUV with less cargo room. It kinda is – but it’s far closer to a sports coupe than a sedan or CUV, albeit one on stilts.

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Jun 10

2010 Acura TL – SH-AWD

Text: Iain Shankland / Images: Acura

2010 Acura TL

Something happened this week that has never happened before… usually it takes many months and 30-35 cars before “my new favourite” is replaced by another “new favourite car.” Last week I drove the Acura RL and announced it was my new favourite car – it was even better than the out-going Mitsubishi Evo X. Now I spend a day with the Acura TL – with a manual and the wonderful SH-AWD system and wouldn’t you know it…IT is now my new favourite car!!! Two changes in the matter of one week – what is the world coming to?

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May 11

2010 Acura RL Elite

Text: Iain Shankland / Images: Acura

When I last drove the Acura RL several years ago, I absolutely loved the styling, however, while I liked it, there were too many niggly things that left me somewhat disappointed. With an All-new RL for 2010 I just had to take a second look at Acura’s flagship sedan. What would be the final result? Let’s just say that it’s my new favourite car! Read on….

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