Holding the first Type S badge in 13 years, the 2021 Acura TLX Type S carried a weight of anticipation to its online pre-sale, selling out of its exclusive 119 units to Canadians in eight hours.
While eager luxury vehicle enthusiasts can expect the first allotment of TLX Type S models to arrive in Canada in June, consumers interested in getting behind the wheel of Acura’s most-anticipated performance sedan are encouraged to put their name on the waiting list for the 240 additional units being made available in Canada.
The TLX Type S marks history as Acura’s most-powerful Type S model, with a 3.0-litre Type S Turbo V6, producing 355 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque. This power, built on decades of performance engine development, is distributed through the automatic 10-speed Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system with true torque vectoring, another first for the Type S moniker.
Further building on the second-generation TLX standard model, the Type S has the best handling in the badges’ two-decade legacy credited to its sport-tuned chassis, double-wishbone front suspension and powerfully responsive Brembo brakes. The Type S-exclusive Sport+ driving mode has been further engineered for driving comfort and additional performance.
The all-new and exclusive Tiger Eye Pearl paint is one of six colour choices to accentuate the TLX’s muscular demeanour, paired with two interior options and Type S trim signatures, including: an open-surface diamond pentagon grille for increased airflow, large-quad exhaust outlets, and lightweight 20-inch wheels fitted with 255-series Pirelli P-Zero tires.
Suede “Type S” embossed headrests feature on the 16-way power front seats, one of several interior upgrades including wireless charging, a flat-bottom steering wheel and a 17-speaker ELS sound system for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability.
2021 Acura TLX Type S models are expected to reach Policaro Acura in June 2021. Reach out here to put your name on the waiting list.
Building on a legacy of reliability and excellence, the 2022 MDX is the first-ever sport-utility vehicle Acura has positioned as its flagship model. With an all-new platform, heightened driving capabilities and more powerful performance, there’s a lot to unpack about the fourth-generation MDX. Here are the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions:
What’s new for the 2022 MDX?
Acura’s flagship model arrives with a brand new platform, featuring its first-ever double-wishbone front suspension and an all-new multilink rear suspension, delivering confident road handling. Enhancements have also been made to the platform, introducing a new rigidity-mounted front subframe for increased stability. Additional updates include 30mm larger and 2mm thicker front braking rotors and an improved tire-road contact on the standard 19-inch wheels for increased handling through demanding corners. For more info on the 2022 MDX, read our introductory article here.
Is the 2022 MDX a seven-seater?
The MDX requires no compromise to accompany up to seven passengers within the spacious cabin. In fact, the family friendly configuration comes standard on all MDX models. A bespoke cabin design, complete with open-pore wood, brushed aluminum and Milano leather, is complemented by extra leg and headroom. The cabin also features a Smart Slide 2nd-row seat with One Touch Walk-In, a removable centre seat and a larger 3rd row.
What does the 2022 MDX look like?
Bold and sophisticated, the 2022 MDX builds on the MDX model’s legacy in an aggressive fashion. An elongated hood and new oversized 3D diamond pentagon grille commands attention, while the sculpted body, featuring lower chrome trim accents, is illuminated by full LED taillights and Jewel Eye™ LED front headlights.
Where is the MDX made?
Production of the 2022 MDX is handled by Honda’s East Liberty Auto Plant in Ohio. In the 30 years that this plant has been operating, East Liberty Auto has produced more than six million vehicles, including the Acura RDX, MDX and Honda CR-V.
Is the 2022 MDX be available yet?
Acura’s flagship SUV arrived available at Policaro Acura in March 2021. You can be one of the next Canadians to experience the new generation MDX. Book a test drive here.