TLX is a new luxury sedan for Honda's US Acura line
Honda has started Acura TLX production at its Marysville plant in Ohio ahead of first US sales in August. The model replaces the TL and TSX and now over 90% of Acura vehicles sold in America are produced there.
Designed, developed and engineered in Ohio and Los Angeles, and made exclusively in Ohio, the TLX is a luxury sedan available with two new powertrains, all wheel steer and all wheel drive.
Innovations to the manufacturing process included a new roll hemming technology that allows for more sophisticated vehicle styling, and the application of new sound-deadening materials.
The direct injection engines - a 206hp, 2.4 litre DOHC I4 and a 290hp, 3.5 litre SOHC V6 - are both produced in Honda's Anna engine plant, also in Ohio.
All-New 2015 Acura TLX Performance Sedan Begins Production in Marysville, Ohio
Designed, developed and engineered by R&D teams in Ohio and Los Angeles, and manufactured exclusively in Ohio, the all-new 2015 TLX delivers on its advertising tagline of "It's that kind of thrill" combining incredible sports-sedan athleticism with premium luxury-sedan refinement. The new TLX is a technological powerhouse, featuring two advanced new powertrains and two next-generation Acura precision-handling technologies – Precision All-Wheel Steer (P-AWS) and Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) – all delivered in a sophisticated and dynamic new exterior package.
"The start of mass production of the TLX marks a new era for our Acura sedan lineup," said Mike Accavitti, senior vice president and general manager of Acura. "The TLX is built in a world-class facility with a world class workforce and we can't wait to get this thrilling sedan into the hands of our customers in just a few short weeks."
"We are proud to be the exclusive global manufacturer of the Acura TLX," added Marysville Auto Plant Manager, Rob May. "Working side-by-side with our Acura engineers, our dedicated team of manufacturing associates is committed to exceeding the expectations of every customer and producing the best products in the world."
Located northwest of Columbus, Ohio, the Marysville Auto Plant implemented sophisticated new manufacturing technologies to assure superior build quality and luxury refinement. Innovations to the manufacturing process included a new roll hemming technology that allows for more sophisticated vehicle styling, and the application of new sound-deadening materials that contribute to the ultra-quiet cabin of the TLX.
The TLX's two powerful and efficient direct-injected engines – a 206-horsepower 2.4-liter DOHC inline 4-cylinder, and a 290-horsepower 3.5-liter SOHC V-6 – are both produced locally, at the company's state-of-the-art engine plant in nearby Anna, Ohio.
Original source: Honda US