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Acura reveals more model details ahead of on-sale date for 2021 Acura TLX Type S

The TLX Type S model will go on sale this spring.

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After a 13-year hiatus, the Type S is back. The 2021 Acura TLX Type S will arrive at dealership in late May, just a few months after the 2021 Acura TLX made its lot debut.

The TLX Type S will be set apart from the regular TLX by exterior and interior enhancements. The include an open-surface diamond pentagon grille for increased airflow, large-quad exhaust outlets, and two-wheel options including an NSX-inspired lightweight wheel wrapped in a 255-series Pirelli P-Zero summer tire.

The 2021 TLX Type S builds on the most advanced version of the TLX and adds superior performance to the mix. The car is powered by a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine that will produce 355 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque. That make the car the most powerful Type S model ever made.

2021 Acura TLX Type S front face The 2021 Acura TLX Type S has a functional quad-exhaust.Photo courtesy of Acura

2021 Acura TLX Type S front face

The car's double-wishbone front suspension pairs with Type S-exclusive Sport+ driving mode. It comes standard with all-wheel drive with torque vectoring technology. That all plays into the Acura claims that the car will be the quickest and best handling in Type S history.

Acura will offer the TLX Type S in six different exterior colors and with the buyer's choice of three interior color schemes. Tiger Eye Pearl paint and the Orchid leather interior will be exclusive to Type S models.

The cabin is equipped with Ultrasuede-trimmed 16-way power-adjustable seats with adjustable side bolstering and Type S embossed headrests. Acura has given the new model many of the features and equipment of the TLX Advance Package including the ELS Studio 3D 17-speaker premium audio system.

Detailed information about the 2021 TLX Type S will be available closer to its on-sale date this May. It is expected to have a starting price around $50,000.

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2022 Infiniti Q50 gets more standard tech

The car sees new tech and interior features for 2022.

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The Infiniti Q50 is an aging but still-stylish sedan that offers value and power, but it hasn't quite kept pace with the crop of more engaging premium European cars. However, it's still worth a look, and to press that point further, Infiniti has updated the car for 2022 with a healthy list of standard features.

2022 Infiniti Q50 Exterior styling has not changed for 2022.Infiniti

Headline updates for the 2022 Q50 are wireless Apple CarPlay and newly standard Bose Performance Series Audio. There's now leather for every trim, but in the ways that count, the car is the same as the one we saw last year, the year before, and so on.

That's not to say that the car is bad. After all, it still offers a 300-horsepower twin-turbo V6 as standard and can be upgraded with a 400-horsepower version of the engine. And, despite its aging exterior styling, it's still a handsome car with smooth, sculpted bodywork. The seven-speed automatic transmission and available all-wheel drive remain in place.

2022 Infiniti Q50 All-wheel drive is available for all models.Infiniti

Pricing for the 2022 Infiniti Q50 starts at $43,125, which includes a $1,025 destination fee. The car gets standard wireless Apple CarPlay, leather upholstery, 18-inch wheels, and Bose Performance Audio. All-wheel drive is available for a $2,000 upcharge.

2022 Infiniti Q50 Wireless Apple CarPlay and Bose audio are standard.Infiniti

The mid-range Q50 Sensory starts at $48,825, and comes with 19-inch wheels, black open-pore wood interior accents, navigation, and an air purifier system. Stepping up to the top Q50 Red Sport 400 will run $56,975, and brings the more powerful V6 engine, semi-aniline leather upholstery, and Dynamic Digital Suspension, which adjusts damping settings depending on road conditions and driving style.

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The Acura Integra is coming back in 2022

This is all we know about the new Integra's styling.

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Secrets are hard to keep these days. It seems like new products always end up being leaked by one of the hundreds of people involved in the development process, to the point that even the most secretive companies have a hard time unveiling a product that people don't already know about. That wasn't the case this week, though. After announcing the final version of its NSX supercar at Monterey Car Week, Acura took to the skies with an impressive drone show that eventually spelled out a message no one expected to see: The Integra is coming back in 2022.



The original car launched in 1986, and its legend grew over time. After accumulating dozens of awards and spawning an entire industry around customizing and enhancing the Integra, Honda and Acura discontinued the car in 2001. We saw a successor to the crown in the Acura RSX for a few short years afterward, but it's been 15 years since a small, tossable sports car has graced the Acura catalog. Granted, Honda has been on a tear with the Civic Si and Civic Type-R, but there has been a hole in the Acura lineup for some time now.


Acura Integra The original Integra is the stuff of legend.Acura


Waiting is the hardest part, as they say. Other than the gorgeous drone display and tantalizingly mysterious teaser photo, we know nothing, which is a difficult spot to be as a car enthusiast. There are a few details, though. The car will return in 2022 as a "compact premium entrant," according to the press release. Company VP and Acura Brand Officer Jon Ikeda also said that the car is "returning to the Acura lineup with the same fun-to-drive spirit and DNA of the original, fulfilling our commitment to Precision Crafted Performance in every way – design, performance and the overall driving experience."

Given parent company Honda's success with performance versions of the Civic, we're optimistic that the 2022 Integra will put its compact dimensions to good use on the road and on the track. We'll have to be patient, though, because official details won't become available until closer to the car's introduction in 2022.


2022 Acura Integra Acura shared the new Integra's logo.Acura

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