Acura is currently going back to its sporty heritage, taking cues from the second generation NSX and adding them throughout the lineup. For its recently refreshed TLX sports sedan, a new performance-oriented A-Spec model was added to lend some additional excitement.
The A-Spec receives a matte black pentagon grille accented by black chrome and LED foglamps. Out back are four-inch round exhaust tips, a decklid spoiler, and a diffuser. Nineteen inch Shark Gray wheels wrapped in performance grade tires complete the sporty look. Inside, there’s A-Spec badges, Alcantara-trimmed door and seat inserts, and heavily bolstered front-seats.
Although the engine is the same as other TLX models, the A-Spec gets a revised suspension system with retuned damper valves and retuned steering. SH-AWD-equipped variants also receive quicker steering ratio. Lastly, Acura’s Integrated Dynamic System has been updated to deliver a livelier response from all four available driving modes, which include Eco, Normal, Sport, and Sport+.
The 2018 Acura TLX will is slated to arrive dealerships this June. Pricing will be announced closer to release.