Acura Launches RLX Sport Hybrid with More Features
2016 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid goes on sale tomorrow and this is an official reason why we have to pay more attention to it. The good news here is that the flagship luxury sport sedan will be equipped with greater feature content and driver assistive technologies including the new "Surround View" camera. The better news is that the car will go on sale with the same price as the current model.
The RLX will be offered in two trim levels: RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD with Technology Package and RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD with Advance Package. The first one has been enhanced with AcuraWatch as standard, while the second one - Surround View Camera, bi-directional keyless remote engine starter and heated steering wheel.
Powering the hybrid vehicle is the 3.5-liter V6 engine combined with the three-motor hybrid system with Acura's signature Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD). The total output is 377 horsepower (277 kW) and 462 Nm (341 lb-ft) of torque.
This is highly efficient powertrain which has any-road capability combined with dynamic performance. Acceleration is fast, while the fuel economy stays impressive and begins at 32 mpg EPA highway.
The performance characteristics of the RLX hybrid are accompanied by more comprehensive feature which features AcuraWatch, Surround View Camera, bi-directional starter and heated steering wheel.
This suite of safety and driver assistive technologies now comes as a standard in every single RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD model. As a result, Acura is hoping to help improve the driver's situational awareness in certain circumstances, thus hampering the chance of accidents.
What is featured in AcuraWatch? The answer: a lot of necessary safety equipment that will take care for occupant's peace of mind while on the ride. These include Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow (LSF), Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), Forward Collision (FCW) and Lane Departure (LDW), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM), Blind Spot Information (BSI), Multi-View Rear Camera with Dynamic Guidelines and Cross Traffic Monitor.
Surround View Camera
When equipped with the Advance Package, the car can also get the Surround View Camera system, which displays a 360-degree image of the area around the vehicle. This image is a combination of four separate cameras, offering views from behind, directly in front of, and both left and right sides. Each image can actually be displayed or combined in a composite bird's eye image, to give information about the surroundings.
2016 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD is going on sale in the United States tomorrow with MSRP of $59,950USD when equipped with the Technology Package and of $65,950USD when equipped with Advance Package.