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Acura Claims 2021 TLX Will Be Their Best-Handling Sports Sedan Ever

The 2021 Acura TLX will be unveiled online on Thursday, May 28.

Acura is already boasting about the 2021 TLX’s performance ahead of the model’s official unveiling that’s set for Thursday, May 28 at 10:00 am PDT (1 pm EST). Mind you, you might want to keep this link close for when the time comes…

The new TLX is built on an all-new sport sedan platform, which is said to be “designed for Type S levels of performance,” and includes a highly rigid body and a performance-focused chassis that features a double wishbone front suspension.

In fact, the Japanese brand put quite a bit of emphasis on the suspension setup, which uses two wishbone-shaped control arms in place of the more common Macpherson strut. The former allows for more precise control of wheel camber, caster and toe angles, while also maximizing tire-to-ground contact for improved handling and cornering grip.

Other Acuras to feature a double wishbone suspension include the second-gen NSX, but also many models from the carmaker’s past, such as the Legend (1986-1995), Integra (1990-2001), TL and TL Type S (1996-2014), and the first-gen NSX too (1991-2005).

In terms of power units, the new TLX will reportedly use a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder in its base-spec (same one as in the Honda Accord) mated to a 10-speed automatic gearbox. More upmarket variants will get a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6, with possibly more than 300 HP. It will also feature the brand’s Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system, as shown in another recent teaser.

As for styling, the new TLX takes after the Type S Concept that debuted last year, serving up a bunch of really sleek design lines, muscular fenders and an aggressive stance.

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