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Based on changes made by Acura to the 2016 model lineup, I am guessing that Acura TLX options and packages for model year 2016 would be similar to MDX, RDX and ILX where Acurawatch plus would be offered on all trims. What do you think?

I have decided to postpone my purchase of Acura TLX to later this summer/fall when the 2016 model year comes out. I am a sucker for tech features and more specifically ACC with low-speed follow (LSF), lane keep assist as well as BSI. Currently, the only way I can get ACC with LSF is to opt for Advance package which puts the MSRP at ~43K.

if the acurawatch plus (AWP) is rolled out to all trim levels, then I may be able to get Base trim with AWP at ~33k or Base+Tech+AWP at ~38k.
 

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Why would Acura put Acura Watch in the base model cars? Kinda defeats the purpose of having an Elite package.
Well, that's exactly what they did for the 2016 model year for MDX. when i checked across the rest of the range they did the same.
I think doing this just enhances the value proposition and increases the chances of attracting Gen Y customers or myself.
Also, mecedes benz does this too. they offer 'distronic plus' (equivalent to acurawatch plus) starting at the base trim level on the cla-class and c-class.
I think it's the right strategy and I am predicting more luxury car makers would follow suit.

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ktmailserv is right, they are doing it for all 2016 models.
MDX, ILX already have them (in canada remote start is standard on all trims even base as with Acura watch!!) RDX and RLX is getting it so why would they leave out TLX?

My predictions as above. Acura watch on all trims and remote starter standard. Not sure about in the US but the ACC on anything but the Elite (your advance) doesn't have the low speed follow, that's reserved for the top package!
For the TLX i think they will drop the front wheel drive v6, keeping the 2.4 front obviously.
This car will be even better!
 

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@Amnesia:
In the US, Acura is doing the feature availability a little differently when it comes to Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and Acurawatch Plus (AWP).

ILX, RDX get only ACC (No low-speed follow LSF) with Acurawatch plus (AWP)
However, MDX gets ACC with LSF with Acurawatch plus (AWP) across all trims. So, the higher end models in that particular category (sedan, suv) gets the 'advanced' featured AWP regadless of trim level. So, TLX having had ACC w/LSF in the current model would have it carried forward as well and keeping with the above said options strategy, i think it will be part of the AWP package.

Also, in regard to engine options, I am suspecting they will drop the 2.4L option on TLX and only retain the 3.5L version with FWD and SH-AWD options. If that happens, then the base price would start at ~$35k USD.
 

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But does that mean that they are going to increase the price some as well? I think one of the big draws to the TLX is its price in comparison to others.

It's hard to say about the price point but if no one is buying the base model as it is, it really doesn't matter what the current price is.

From what my salesperson was talking about, @Amnesia seems to be on the right track. We'll see in a few months I guess.

I highly doubt they will get rid of the 4 cylinder option. I'm guessing the FWD 3.5 may go though.
 

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I highly doubt they will get rid of the 4 cylinder option. I'm guessing the FWD 3.5 may go though.
http://www.autonews.com/article/201...da-relies-on-turbo-civic-to-lift-fuel-economy

They might bring in the 2.0L Turbo as the replacement for 2.4L & 3.5L FWD. 3.5L v6 with SH-AWD will remain as the top level trim.

"“Acura is always going to get the best engines Honda makes,” said Robinson. More importantly he added, “Obviously, a 2.0-liter turbo is more of a must-have in the luxury world than it is in the mainstream world, so-.”
---Acura product planner Gary Robinson
 

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No way the 2.4 will be dropped, they sold way to many.
There was even a shortage here in Canada for a few months, they sold like hot cakes!!
I would put my house on FWD 3.5 going though.

I wouldn't be suprised if it gets a few extra features that we don't know about too! Its not going to get to Canada anyway until autumn so sept or oct
 

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Interesting Predictions & Speculations

This is an interesting thread to see what others think about the future of the TLX.

It will be neat to find this message again later in the year.

Since I have a 3-year lease on my 2015 TLX, I am looking forward to see what happens with the 2018 TLX. :D

p.s. I hope the I4 stays around, unless we go to some other fuel source by 2018.
 

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Interesting article. I'm still not convinced there will be the changes that they're talking about in the article. It just seems like a huge investment to make those changes after one year.

Wait and see I guess. We need to start a pool.

Is it just me or does the article seem like it was translated?
 

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That article seems bogus. 370hp doesn't make sense and there has been no news that Honda had any engine in the works with that spec. Also, married to a 7 speed dct? fishy too. and hybrid? all in the same sentence. can't be.

Like @Andre said, engine trim level changes for 2nd year are rare. but i did speculate in my earlier post they might consider putting the 2.0L turbo that Honda is developing for civic si (and slated for production starting later this year) might show up for TLX in the 2016 model year (less probability) or in 2017 model year (higher probability).
 

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Who wrote that article?

Besides the bad spelling, he seems to be reading reviews from our forum. :)
I would appreciate proper attribution for my insightful contributions...
 

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Considering the RLX Sports Hybrid powertrain, 370 is doable. They will prob do a hybrid but not at those levels. Plus to do a hybrid i think SHAWD goes byebye in it's present form.

The RLX Sport Hybrid had a 7-speed DCT

Would not surprise me to watch the Sports Hybrid system float downstream (NSX, RLX,....) and put the "performance" BACK in Acura.

http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews...d-first-drive-review-driving-the-thing-page-2

http://www.honda.com/newsandviews/article.aspx?g=acura&id=7503-en
 
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