2018 Acura TLX Presented Having Long-Wheelbase Prototype; Many Are Fans

Apr 20, 2017 04:00 AM EDT | Paul Urban

The 2018 Acura TLX, particularly the TLX-L appears to be longer and stretched than ever before. Its prototype was recently showcased at the Shanghai Auto Show. From what was officially introduced, the prototype has long-wheelbase which made a good number of industry experts like the idea.

The 2018 Acura TLX, particularly the TLX-L was unveiled at the Shanghai Auto Show shortly after the debut of facelifted 2018 TLX in New York. The TLX long-wheelbase variant is reported to be sold in China this year. However, Acura did not provide information on how extended the wheelbase is and how much more legroom it will come with.

A statement, however, was released stating that the 2018 Acura TLX should deliver additional comfort and space especially for those seated at the rear. To make it even more interesting, its extra length will never be a detriment to its performance. It is expected to perform like a shorter car but with a lot more space and legroom for passengers.

Passenger comfort and space is of utmost importance the world over and the Chinese market is not an exception. There is even going to be built locally for the Chinese market. This is the second Acura model to be manufactured in China with the first being its compact CDX crossover.

Toshihiko Sato, the president of GAC Honda Automobile said that Acura will further strengthen all aspects of its business in China which includes production, sales and service, so many customers experiences "The Performance" unique to Acura. This is definitely good partnership which will largely benefit both Chinese consumers and the company at the same time.

With only two images released, there's not much detailed information available. Details on its engine, powertrain, infotainment system and much more are not available. At present, industry experts are just content to see that the 2018 Acura TLX-L prototype will come longer and promises more space and comfort for passengers.

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