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Latest model: Acura TL 2012
With athletic and emotional look-and-feel, comprehensive motor performance and a Super Handling All-wheel Drive (SH-AWD) model, the fourth-generation Acura TL is nothing less than the most impressive performance luxury sedan in Acura history. After a full from-the-wheels-up redesign for 2009, Acura aimed to improve each parameter of the original model. Featuring a stiff unit-body construction with expansive use of high-strength metal (as well as key aluminum components), original and exciting look look-and-feel, a choice of two comprehensive VTEC V-6 powertrains (280-hp 3. 5L and 305-hp 3. 7L), Electric Performance Steering (EPS), and a premium and technologically advanced dashboard, the Acura TL sets the benchmark for the future direction of the Acura division.
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For 2011, the Acura TL received the Auto Lease Guide (ALG) award for the best residual value of any Near Luxury car, with the overall Acura make taking the second place spot for best residual value for all Luxury Brands. Such independent recognition shows the strong value and class that the Acura make provides.
However, for 2012 developers went rear to work to further refine the Acura TL with even better attributes. Most apparent are the visual changes that incorporate new front and back look-and-feel, but also present is a new Sequential Sportshift 6-speed automatic transmission for enhanced performance and fuel efficiency, a updated dashboard and a host of technology upgrades.
The 2012 Acura Tl's refined new exterior contains a refactored front bumper with enhanced aerodynamics, a updated grille, revised headlights and turn signals, a new fog light layout and a shorter front overhang. The Acura Tl's look-and-feel changes more closely align the overall layout direction of Acura as, i.e., the Acura Tl's new lower front fascia openings are alike in layout direction as those seen on Acura's well-known SUV models (ZDX, MDX and RDX). With the 2009 Acura TL, the look layout was a lot about passion, explained Damon Schell, Acura Project Lead Designer. With the 2012 Acura TL, we pushed for an increased level of sophistication.