Acura Introduces the 2014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD
Acura has again raised the bar with the introduction of the RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD, the most powerful and technologically advanced Acura sedan yet and the first to apply Acura's groundbreaking new three-motor Sport Hybrid system with electric SH-AWD (Sport Hybrid SH-AWD).
With a direct-injected V-6 engine and an all-new 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT) with built-in motor-generator powering the front wheels, and two rear electric motors powering the rear wheels, the 377-horsepower RLX combines V8-like performance and 4-cylinder-like fuel efficiency along with exhilarating "on the rails" handling performance, courtesy of its electrically-powered torque-vectoring all-wheel drive system. Like the RLX with P-AWS, the RLX Sport Hybrid delivers class-leading interior space and comfort and a host of signature Acura technologies, including Jewel Eye LED headlights, Lane Keeping Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow, and the next generation AcuraLink connected car system.
Using smart packaging, advanced aerodynamic design and lightweight body construction, along with fuel-saving hybrid powertrain technology, the RLX Sport Hybrid has the most spacious five-passenger seating in its class along with a top-class EPA fuel-economy rating of 28/32/30 mpg (city/highway/combined). The RLX Sport Hybrid also offers intuitive technology that reduces stress and simplifies the driving and ownership experience - with features such as Electronic Parking Brake with Automatic Brake Hold, a cap less refueling system, Smart Entry/Smart Start keyless access system, easy-to-use and customize dual touch screens, "tensionless" e-pretension front seatbelts, and available rain-sensing windshield wipers, among others.