Acura Type S to Return, Turbo V-6 On The Way
Acura will bring back its well-loved Type S performance brand, launch a new turbo-charged V-6 engine and expand A-Spec sports styling to all its core models.
Acura made the announcement at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit Jan. 15, in conjunction with the unveiling of the all-new 2019 Acura RDX. The experts at Speedcraft Acura in West Warwick can answer any of your questions.
“We have made a major commitment to Acura to bring each element of Precision Crafted Performance to life through a new generation of products,” said Toshiaki Mikoshiba, president & CEO of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “Acura will pursue a unique powertrain strategy that underscores the brand’s rightful place as the performance division of Honda.” The new Acura Turbo V6 will make its way into multiple models in the years ahead, and only with the company’s Super Handling All-Wheel Drive.
Likewise, Acura Type S performance will become part of many models in the future. The Acura Type S badge last appeared on the 2008 Acura TL, which has been called a “genuine delight to drive.” Type S featured a track-tuned chassis, more powerful engine and brakes, high-performance tires and a sporty exterior. Acura Type S is the counterpart to Honda’s Type R.
Additionally, Acura will introduce the A-Spec sport trim package for every new core model in development, including a new 2.4-liter TLX A-Spec this spring and an A-Spec variant of the 2019 RDX, which will launch with the rest of the RDX lineup in mid-2018. Acura’s A-Spec badge first appeared on the 2004 TL sedan and now appears on the Acura TLX and ILX sedans. The New York Daily News calls the A-Spec’s sporty enhancements “the perfect middle ground for those yearning for a little extra gusto.”