The 2017 Acura TLX Hybrid is a new hybrid version model from Acura. This car will come in the category of the lower luxury segment. The main focus of engineers and designers on this car has been on its engine. The engine options which this car is going to have will be great for a mid-sized car. Some essential changes will be done on its interior and exterior to cope with existing market needs and to make it a modern vehicle.
2017 Acura TLX Hybrid – Exterior Body Styles and Interior Changes
The outer body design of this new Acura TLX Hybrid is based on its predecessor. Few changes are done in its outer body like changes in its headlights and tail lights, revised front grille, new alloy wheels and slightly modified body design. The total weight of this vehicle is reduced by using lightweight materials which will increase handling and performance of this car. New wheel options will also be available including 17-inch alloy wheels. Roof lines are modified which give this car a unique new look, ground clearance height is revised, lots of metallic accents in the front grille, front bumpers and in the side window panes can be seen.
Interior cabin of the 2017 TLX Hybrid has undergone some changes to meet the market needs, so far the interior cabin has been made spacious with adequate leg room and head space. Seats have high-quality leather upholstery, and other interior cabin accessories like instrument cluster, door panel, and steering wheel are also covered with high-quality material. This interior cabin can hold five people; other features are HD satellite radio, smart phone connectivity with connectivity options like Bluetooth, USB, and Wi-Fi. A smart touchscreen display is present, navigation system is upgraded and seats have power adjustment functions. There are technological safety features which are present in this 2017 Acura TLX Hybrid to ensure maximum safety. These safety features are a rearview camera, lane departure warning, anti-collision, front proximity alert and car stabilization system.
2017 Acura TLX Hybrid – Powerful Engine and Performance
This 2017 Acura TLX Hybrid is coming with two different engine choices, which are a 3.5 liter V6 engine and a 2.4 liter 4 cylinder DOHC i-VTEC engine. The 3.5 liter V6 engine is capable of producing 290 horsepower with an equally good amount of torque. The 2.4 liter 4 cylinder DOHC i-VTEC engine will give an output of 200 horsepower and equal amounts of torque. Engine of this car will be mated to an eight-speed automatic dual clutch transmission while the 3.5-liter engine will be using a nine-speed automatic ZF transmission system. Availability of manual transmission is still not confirmed; there will be different driving modes available in the Acura TLX Hybrid 2017 to meet different driving styles.The average mileage of this car will be 25 miles per gallon by the V6 engine and 28 miles per gallon covered by the four-cylinder engine.
2017 Acura TLX Hybrid – Competitors, Price and Availability
Its main rivals are Mercedes-Benz C Class, BMW 3 Series, Audi A4, Jaguar XE, Cadillac ATS and Lexus IS. The exact details of the price of 2017 Acura TLX Hybrid are still unknown, but estimations are from $36,000 to $44,000. This car should be launched by the end of 2016 or during early 2017.