Acura has confirmed earlier that the restored version of the 2019 Acura TLX A-Spec sedan will be held at the upcoming New York Motor Show, while sales will start in June. In short, the TLX model year 2019 features an altered front, where the new pentagonal grill, worn lights, bumper, hood, alu wheels from 17 to 19 inches, depending on the version, are first of all highlighted.
Also, minor changes are also in the interior (sports steering wheel, leather…), whereby equipment includes inter alia an infotainment system with support for Apple Car Play and Android Auto, as well as adaptive cruise control, automatic braking, etc.
2019 Acura TLX A-Spec – Exterior Expectations and Luxurious Interior Design
Design is one category in which TLX occupies the very top of the class, especially when compared to not very attractive predecessors. The biggest newcomer with the refreshed model lies in the new cooler mask, which is not only bigger, but also more detailed, and to a large extent resembles that of the larger crossover MDX – the best-selling model Acura.
The company has now decided to change colors. So the presented model brings a black mask, while in the past it was chrome-plated. The bumpers are also somewhat modified, especially the latter with the V6 engine thanks to the double exhaust. In essence, the design is still one of the most beautiful in the class and brings distinctive lines. It will not be mixed with any other car on the street. There is also a brand-new A-Spec package of equipment that changes the previous GT. It is available in versions with R4 and V6 engines.
A-Spec delivers 19-inch wheels, a small spoiler, an aggressive mask, a fog lamp and a double exhaust. In terms of interior, this package of equipment features a choice of two colors of sports leather seats (red and black). Also, leather-covered steering wheel, aluminum details and red light. Mechanical changes are minimal and relate to the set sporty style suspension, but not performance improvements.
While the interior has almost never been promoted, TLX can now be obtained with several new equipment packages such as Technology and Advance. All models provide standard 17-inch wheels (with optional 18 and 19 inches), Apple Car Play and Android Auto. But these two packages of accessories add LED headlights, cameras at several corners for every part of the car, wireless phone charger, heaters and cooling in both rows of seats and more. Security measures are at the very best in class. So, 2019 Acura TLX A-Spec is expected to get maximum marks on crash tests.
2019 Acura TLX A-Spec – Main Power Production Unit
The standard engine is still a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 206 hp. And power is transmitted to the front wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission. There is also a V6 option of 3.5-liters with 290 hp, and it delivers one speed more. And can be ordered with a four-wheel drive. The front-wheel drive models feature something that Acura calls Precision All-Wheel Steer (P-AWS), while controlling the bumps in the curves of such cars, while the all-wheel drive drive features the “Super Handling All-Wheel-Drive” (SH-AWD) tag.
In the past, both systems have received very high ratings for a sporty and fun ride. Despite the fact that the 2019 Acura TLX A-Spec does not provide rear-wheel drive. This means that this car can surpass some rivals with a forward drive, such as Lincoln MKZ and Audi A4. But not Mercedes C class, BMW 3 Series, Cadillac ATS and Lexus IS.
2019 Acura TLX A-Spec – Release Date and How Much Will Cost?
The starting price of $ 32,000 should not change significantly. It means that TLX is still one of the better purchases in the class. The 2019 Acura TLX A-Spec will be presented to the audience at the end of the current year.