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    Thread: NY Auto Show: 2013 Acura RLX Concept unveiled

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      04-04-2012 09:27 AM #1




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      04-04-2012 09:31 AM #2
      When was the last time a "concept" looked this boring?

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      04-04-2012 09:32 AM #3
      C-pillar right off of the new GS and what's with the nasty pep-boy wheels?
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      04-04-2012 09:32 AM #4
      I think its not tha...zzzzzzz

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      04-04-2012 09:34 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by spidy View Post
      When was the last time a "concept" looked this boring?
      I'd say a couple months ago:

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      04-04-2012 09:35 AM #6
      Acura might as well just shoot itself in the head, because clearly, they aren't using it for anything.

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      04-04-2012 09:36 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by spidy View Post
      When was the last time a "concept" looked this boring?
      The last time Acura did it?

      Well, it already way more presence than the RL it's replacing, so that's something. Need to see it from more angles.
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      04-04-2012 09:37 AM #8
      i'm sorry, but "a-pillar" back screams BMW to me.. maybe its the execution of "the hoff"
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    9. 04-04-2012 09:39 AM #9
      It looks like a BMW 5 series with the front of an Acura TL.

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      04-04-2012 09:39 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by silverspeedbuggy View Post
      I'd say a couple months ago:

      I guess this furthers my point even more. I didn't even realize that was a concept, just by looking at it.

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      04-04-2012 09:41 AM #11
      So, they moved the "styling direction" rear ILX line to the FRONT of the RLX?

      Whyyyyyyyy
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      04-04-2012 09:46 AM #12
      Looks like an accord to me.



      I guess this is what the new RL is going to be.
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      04-04-2012 09:46 AM #13
      Good Lord. They've actually found a way to make their flagship sedan even less appealing than the current RL...and that is saying something.

      Are those Giovanna rimz????

      Big Acura sedans seemed to have peaked in 1995.

      Current Acura styling department.

      Yarp or narp?

    14. 04-04-2012 10:04 AM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by kingrukus View Post
      Looks like an accord to me.
      I second the Accord reference with a touch of Subaru too.

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      04-04-2012 10:14 AM #15
      I'll have to see the the actual car from different angles, but eventually they're going to need to figure out a way to disguise the front and rear overhangs from the Accord chassis, otherwise it's always going to look like one.
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      04-04-2012 10:40 AM #16
      The production version is going to be even more bland than this.

      Acura isn't even trying...

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      04-04-2012 10:49 AM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by DrewSXR View Post
      The production version is going to be even more bland than this.

      Acura isn't even trying...
      Problem is...I think they're under the impression that they ARE trying. Same as with the Crosstour "concept."
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      04-04-2012 10:54 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by DrewSXR View Post
      The production version is going to be even more bland than this.

      Acura isn't even trying...
      Haha.

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      04-04-2012 11:20 AM #20
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      Lexus called, they want 3/4 of their 2013 GS back please.


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      04-04-2012 11:21 AM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by DrewSXR View Post
      The production version is going to be even more bland than this.

      Acura isn't even trying...
      Let's be honest though; what car in this class is setting pants on fire? I'm aware that being as bland as the pack isn't a great strategy for differentiation, but from the sounds of it, the tech behind this car is going to more than do that.
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      04-04-2012 11:21 AM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by IgorRGTI View Post
      Lexus called, they want 3/4 of their 2013 GS back please.
      SRSLY

      I'm guessing that this car will be AWD and pack a 3.7 liter V6 with an electric motor making around 350 hp.
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      04-04-2012 11:24 AM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by IgorRGTI View Post
      Lexus called, they want 3/4 of their 2013 GS back please.

      So the paint color, the side window 'kink' on the rear door, and?????

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      04-04-2012 11:24 AM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by Professor Gascan View Post
      Let's be honest though; what car in this class is setting pants on fire? I'm aware that being as bland as the pack isn't a great strategy for differentiation, but from the sounds of it, the tech behind this car is going to more than do that.
      I don't know about setting pants on fire, but the A6 & 5 series are wayyyy more interesting than this car.

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      04-04-2012 11:50 AM #26
      Apart from the wheels, I like it (so far).
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      04-04-2012 12:12 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by IgorRGTI View Post
      Lexus called, they want 3/4 of their 2013 GS back please.

      1sicklex just creamed his pants

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      04-04-2012 12:36 PM #28
      looks decent so far. Not a huge fan of the front end, but from the a pillar back i'm really liking it thus far. Need to see more photos.

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      I want to see the rear end, tail lights have some interesting details.
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      04-04-2012 12:54 PM #30
      Underwhelming to say the least

      The new Impala looks way more interesting. Honda is still mailing it in.

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      04-04-2012 01:37 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by IgorRGTI View Post
      I don't know about setting pants on fire, but the A6 & 5 series are wayyyy more interesting than this car.
      How? Pretty much everything is a slab sided three box-design. Change the detailing and logos and they could sell out of any showroom.
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      04-04-2012 01:40 PM #34
      I keep wondering how in the world Honda/Acura has people so bad a PR and marketing they seem to allow the worst images to surfact first. I almost suspect the entire marketing division really hates the brand.
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      04-04-2012 01:52 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by raheel1 View Post
      Well, it already way more presence than the RL it's replacing, so that's something. Need to see it from more angles.
      I think it is easy for any auto manufacturer to design a car more presence than the current RL. Even the new Impala look more presence than the RL. I hope this $65k CAD RL at least look "higher class"/more presence than a new Lexus ES (a $42k CAD car)
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