Acura, the luxury vehicle division of famous Japanese company Honda, is developing another premium model. The brand-new 2021 Acura RLX will be available soon, with severe technology updates and improved performance. Also, the trim packages will include numerous additional features.
Still, the luxurious vehicle like the RLX comes with a hefty price tag. However, the price is fair, considering what you’ll get for that money. The primary target for the upcoming luxurious sedan will be the Asian market, where this model already has a good fanbase. The release date of the new RLX will be announced in January of 2020.
2021 Acura RLX Redesign
The forthcoming 2021 Acura RDX will present a redesigned exterior, with a more sporty approach than its predecessor. The whole body of the luxurious sedan is lighter and made of high-quality materials. The design language is more sporty than before, with sharp lines and a great glow. Moreover, the color palette will see some additional tints, to accentuate the striking appearance even further. Also, the unique design of RLX reduces vulnerability to the elements which can harm the body paint.
Also, the decklid spoilers will improve the overall aerodynamics of the vehicle, while the redesigned LED lights are one of the focal points of the whole front side. As for the cabin, the RLX sedan will provide plenty of room and a significant amount of standard equipment. You’ll find the latest technology packages, alongside the nicely-designed layout, and comfortable seats.
Furthermore, the innovative design provides enough room and the maximum level of safety for all passengers. The cargo is generous as well, and the new cargo net is part of the cargo set. On top of that, drivers will adore the super useful custom-made sunshade. The glasses can be darkened, it’s up to the user, and the sliding roof is an optional feature as well.
2021 Acura RLX offers two combined packages – the Sport Hybrid Package, and the Advanced Package. The Sport Hybrid Package includes the ADW Super Handling system with a 7-speed DCT, premium audio system with 14-speakers and a head-up display. Also, the heated seats are available as well, alongside the power rear sunshade and heated steering wheel.
The Sport Hybrid offers the Power-Folding Mirrors and a redesigned LED fog lights. Furthermore, the innovation for this package is a remote engine starter, and an improved safety suite, with driver-assistance. The Advanced Package offers a 3.5 L V6 unit and an extensive list of additional equipment and tech updates.
2021 Acura RLX offers two engine types. The main unit is a 3.5-liter V6 powertrain which produces 310 hp. This mill is connected to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The V6 engine is a part of a standard package, and there’s no additional payment for it. Also, it includes FWD as a standard setup. The V6 features direct fuel injection, with variable cylinder management, which follows the Drive-by-Wire throttle system, and the Acura i-VTEC system.
The paddle shifters will control the transmission, while the fuel economy ratings are 20/29/23 mpg (city/highway/combined). The second engine option is a hybrid system, with a 3.5-liter V6 unit and a total output of 377 hp. But, this is an additional option, and the price of the RLX with a hybrid motor is around $7000 higher.
Also, it is exclusively reserved for higher trims. The other side of the equation is an electric motor that provides 47 hp and a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox. The hybrid setup returns 38 mpg.
2021 Acura RLX Release Date and Price
The release date of the brand-new 2021 Acura RLX is still unknown. However, the company claims that the official date will be announced in January of 2020. We expect to see this model ready in the first half of the next year. Moreover, the price is a bit of mystery as well. The luxury class is quite specific.
Vehicles like this usually are not very affordable. But, for the given price, they worth every dollar you spend. So, we assume that the base model with a starter pack will probably cost around $55,000. Of course, the additional equipment and higher trim might push that price even further, above the $60K mark.