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Montreal 2014: Canadian debut of Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD

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Following its world premiere in Los Angeles at the end of last year, the 2014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD, the most powerful and technologically advanced vehicle in Acura's history, made its Canadian debut today at the Montreal Auto Show. Look for it to arrive in showrooms this spring.

Offering a long list of advanced features as standard equipment including a Collision Mitigation Braking System, Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow, and Blind Spot Information (just to name a few), the 2014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD houses a 310-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine and a pair of electric motors (one for each axle) that generate a combined 377 horsepower through a new 7-speed dual clutch transmission.

Acura technology firsts on the 2014 RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD also include an electronic gear selector that replaces the conventional, centre console-mounted shift lever with an efficiently packaged push-button array allowing the driver to easily select the desired mode -- Park, Drive and Reverse, as well as Sport and Normal driving modes.

Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD
Photo: Acura