2016 Acura ILX Trades Sass For Substance
Honda found out the hard way that just because it put a fancy suit and snooty logo on the working-class Civic didn’t make a luxury car. We’re talking about the ILX, which shares architecture and assembly space with the venerable…
Detroit Brings The Heat To 2014: A Recap Of The North American International Auto Show
The North American International Auto Show began with the Chevy Silverado and Corvette winning North American Car and Truck of the year, then heated up through unveilings of cars as diverse as the next Honda Fit, Hyundai Genesis, Volkswagen Beetle Dune Concept, Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge, and these noteworthy rides:
2014 Acura RLX First Drive: Did Our Date End With “See You In My Driveway” Or “See You Later”?
We didn’t go into Acura’s first-drive press event for its new, range-topping sedan now known as the RLX with astronomically high hopes, given the wallflower-like nature of its predecessor, the RL. The old RL was nice enough, but in no way was it revolutionary, sexy, or state of the art. And it certainly wasn’t going to blow the mind of its no doubt slightly bored driver, who probably wondered why he didn’t get a TL instead.
2013 Acura ILX: A Civic In Drag For The NQR40s
During the next few years, no automotive segment will be more contested than the entry-luxury market. I’ve taken to calling these drivers the NQR40s, or not-quite-rich, under 40s. They’re young, not exceedingly wealthy, but they can certainly afford cars with above-average price tags. Like our own tribe, they tend to be tech- and design-savvy. Make it fun, urban-appropriate, and a bit daring, and you’ve got the perfect package for most folks in this demographic. (Or us, for that matter.)
2013 Detroit Auto Show: The Losers
Earlier today, I posted my list of “winners” from the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. But of course, you can’t have winners without a few losers. Here’s my selection of worst offenders. Scroll to the bottom of the page for a full gallery, if you must.
2013 Acura RLX Concept: Luxurious, Sporty, And Green
The RL has always had a hard time fitting in. Much like people you might have known in high school. Trying to hang with the popular crowd but always falling short. The current RL is satisfactory, but in a group filled with the latest and greats from Lexus, Audi, BMW, Mercedes, and Infiniti, it’s tough to demand some spotlight. The 2013 RLX-concept is Acura’s latest attempt to fit into the large luxury sedan category.
2010 Acura ZDX Advance
AESTHETICS UNEMCUMBERED By Casey Williams If you were unencumbered by traditional realms of aesthetics, what would you design? Phillip Johnson imagined a glass house, Frank Lloyd Wright waded through Falling Water, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe brought Germany’s famed…