2017 Acura RLX: The Affordable Luxury Sedan And Reliable Self-Driving Car

Sep 05, 2016 07:40 AM EDT | Leian N.

Following the trend of making car models that are self-driving, Honda's 2017 Acura RLX were imposed with major adjustments to get its brand out there with the latest technological advancements in automobile production.

Recently, Tesla has made the automobile market racing for upgrades with respect to technological advancements in their models, particularly self-driving cars. In fact, brands such as Audi, Volvo, and Honda's 2017 Acura RLX has joined in the trend, reported Daily Sun Knoxville.

What's New?

The 2017 Acura RLX was tested and enhanced with a driverless feature last year at the Bay Area. Since then, the brand has made adjustments to the feature that made the model even more competitive in the market. Previously, it was made with a heavy LIDAR system. However, for this model, it will eradicate the feature and replace it with smaller and better-performing ones, adjusted with more powerful CPUs, GPUs, and added in a smarter software to make the model technologically advanced compared to its previous model.

What's Retained?

Apart from the driverless feature, the 2017 Acura RLX will have a similar exterior to its previous model. It will still have a low sideline but will have a high ground clearance level of up to 2.4 inches. Furthermore, its chassis has also been built with the objective of making it lighter to reduce its curb weight, reported Nice Cars Info.

Model Price

In other news, JD Power reported that 2017 Acura RLX has become the brand's latest flagship, particularly since it's equipped with a spacious interior for a luxury car. In fact, the price is more competitive ever compared to its similar makes and models of other brands. The hybrid car is lodged with a value of at $59,950. The standard 2017 RLX sedan is lodged with a price of $50,950.

The brand new 2017 Acura RLX will have features that make the make and model lighter, improved its chassis, retained its elegant exterior and is priced reasonably at an average of $50,000 - one of the most competitive prices for driverless models of today.

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