Built from lightweight materials, the model incorporates Acura's new Sport Hybrid SH-AWD (Super Handling All Wheel Drive) hybrid system. The company promises handling performance that will libve up to expectations.
A powerful next-generation VTEC V6 engine with direct injection will team up with a dual-clutch transmission and a built-in electric motor to deliver outstanding acceleration and fuel economy by supercar standards. AWD capabilities will come from the two-motor electric drive unit that can send power to the front wheels.
Acura also introduced the all-new ILX compact luxury sedan in Detroit. When it goes on sale this spring, buyers will have a choice of three different powertrains including a base 2.0L 4-cylinder engine; a high-performance 2.4L 4-cylinder engine mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox; and a 1.5L gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain.
Finally, the new2013 Acura RDX will be motivated by a 273 hp 3.5L V6. Both the new 6-speed automatic transmission and lighter all-wheel drive system will improve performance and efficiency.