The next year will be particularly interesting in Acura’s lineup and one of the most interesting novelties will be the next generation of the brand’s mid-size sedan. The 2021 Acura TLX is about to receive a complete overhaul and it looks like the company prepares some pretty big novelties. Some rendering photos appeared months ago, so we can predict its styling and exterior design. Moreover, we expect to see two engine options in the offer, as well as a comeback of the famous Type S version. Naturally, the new model should also come with significant improvement in terms of interior quality. We expect that the new model will hit the market sometime early next year.
2021 Acura TLX Redesign
This redesign is about to bring a lot of novelties. At this point, we don’t know all the details, but some images already appeared, months ago, by the company’s mistake. From what we can see, the new model will continue with its recognizable super-sharp approach, which will be even sharper in this case. Of course, we count on completely new mechanics as well, while the new 2021 Acura TLX Type S model will be particularly interesting. This version will come with both mechanical and visual upgrades compared to the standard model. Count on upgraded suspension, brakes and similar things. Count also on upgraded visual appearance, which would include bigger wheels, new body kit and similar things. Also, this version should come standard with the company’s well-known Super Handling All-Wheel Drive, which will provide the best-possible traction and agility.
Big changes will certainly come on the inside. If you look at the current model, the biggest complaint goes to interior design. Simply, the dashboard and overall cabin layout don’t deliver the level of quality you would expect from a premium brand. Therefore, we expect from the new model to implement much finer materials. On the other side, aesthetics should be somewhere on a halfway between sporty and luxurious.
The current model already offers a pretty decent amount of space, so we don’t expect significant changes in this aspect. Still, we won’t exclude the possibility to see a little bit longer wheelbase, which would provide a couple of inches in terms of legroom. We also expect improvements in terms of cargo capacity, as the current model offers slightly below-average numbers, around 14.3 cubic feet in the trunk.
2021 Acura TLX Engine
When it comes to the powertrain, we expect pretty exciting news for this redesign. We count on two completely new powertrain options, where the base models should feature a familiar turbo-four. Of course, we are talking about the same engine that can be found in the current-generation Accord. That would be a 2.0-liter turbo-four, with around 252 horsepower.
On the other side, higher trims will be equipped with a new turbo six-cylinder engine. At this point, we don’t know the details about it, though we have no doubt it will have a notably higher output compared to the current naturally-aspirated V6, which puts out around 290 horsepower.
When it comes to transmission, both engines will come with a 10-speed automatic gearbox. At this point, we have no information about possible electrification.
2021 Acura TLX Release Date and Price
According to the latest reports, the new generation won’t be ready by the end of this year, so the launch will probably be scheduled for early 2021. Also, we don’t expect significant changes in terms of the price, so base models should go around 35.000 dollars. On the other side, the new 2021 Acura TLX Type S will probably feature a starting price of around 45.000 dollars.