2018 Acura RLX

While many Acura vehicles are getting updated versions for following year, full-size sedan RLX is going to be refreshed for 2018 season. However, its premiere could happen early in 2017, and according to leaked information, this vehicle is going to be visually the same as before, with possible color changes, and major updates are expected under the hood. One of the major things about 2018 Acura RLX is its hybrid drivetrain, which is about to be added to lineup with this model. Other vehicles in company are about to use it from 2017 year models, and RLX will wait a little bit more, until next update.

2018 Acura RLX front view

2018 Acura RLX engine

Power for 2018 Acura RLX is provided from 3.5-l V6 engine, which could be found in other Acura vehicles. Reliable and durable, this unit is capable to develop 310 hp for the sedan. It is mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox. Engineers are working also on fuel economy, so new RLX sedan could make big improvement there. This will also help acceleration, which was criticized before. With these upgrades, 2018 RLX could make major impact on the market. It is even more certain with three electric motors added to transmission and wheels, making new sedan more economical and powerful. This info wasn’t confirmed yet, but hybrid version will be real refreshment on the market.

2018 Acura RLX rear view

2018 Acura RLX redesign

Mid-cycle refreshment is in process for 2018 Acura RLX, and for this model, company paid more attention to engine, rather to design. Because of it, not many changes are going to be implemented. Some of these include new headlamp and front bumper. Inside, things are more exciting. Leather upholstery and silk parts are making sedan more elegant. Seats are comfortable, and new dashboard is being prepared. This could be major refreshment on design side. Infotainment updates and additions could make it even better.

2018 Acura RLX interior

2018 Acura RLX release date and price

Luxurious sedan, even without many changes and additions will keep the old price. That means, around $55,000 is needed to get one copy of this full-size sedan. However, hybrid could raise the cost of vehicle. We will know more about it when standard model appears, probably in first quarter of 2017.

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