28 Mar '12, 5pm

Acura flagship headed to NY dubbed RLX, hybrid will incorporate e-AWD

Acura flagship headed to NY dubbed RLX, hybrid will incorporate e-AWD

next week, notably with the reveal of the replacement for the aging RL . The new vehicle, which will likely be called the RLX, will still make use of a V6, all-wheel drive powertrain, but will rely on electric motors to spin the rear wheels courtesy of Acura's Sport Hybrid SH-AWD system. Car and Driver reports the system will actually be lighter than the components found on the current RL while still offering torque-vectoring capability. Acura has already gone through the pains of registering the RLX name with the U.S. Patent and Trademark office, and the move seems to be part of a larger effort to expunge two-letter names from the company's stable. With the RL on the way out the door, the TL is the last of the old guard still hanging around, and word has it that model may be on the short list for execution as well. As Car and Driver points out, Acura is also in the proces...

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