2024 Acura TLX Gets Simplified Trim Structure, Subtlest Facelift Ever

The latest-generation Acura TLX has been on the market since the 2021 model year, so it’s the ideal option for an update mid-cycle. However, only the keen eye will see the aesthetic changes Acura introduced to the 2024 TLX, as Acura works on slimmer packaging, extra basic features, and a quieter cabin instead.

To begin, the new Type X will be offered in three versions: front-drive Technology, the all-wheel drive A-Spec, and the flagship Model S. The TLX base model is gone, and it’s no longer feasible to buy the Automaker’s Super Handling All-Wheel Drive with the Technology. Unfortunately, the advanced variant is now on the cutting block and will take its more elegant design and adaptive dampers.

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But Acura is taking away everything that makes the TLX a top-of-the-line automobile. Many popular features like leather seating, the ELS Studio premium sound system, and adjustable ambient lighting are now standard due to the Tech package’s upgrade to “base model,” and the sporty A-Spec offers all-wheel drive for no cost. This TLX will also receive an upgraded version of the AcuraWatch driver and safety suite.

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The front camera mounted on the windshield has 90-degree fields of view. The millimetre-wave radar in the grille offers 120-degree areas – unlike the previous TLX, which was 50 degrees. The wider angle enhances collision detection and increases the ability of the system to identify bicycles, pedestrians, roads, road markings, and other signs. This blind spot recognition system extends further behind the car and can alert drivers of approaching vehicles.

According to Acura, the customers also asked for a more peaceful driving experience, and the 2024 TLX has acoustic front glass for the door, more dense carpeting, and insulation for the B-pillar, wheel wells and doors.

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The A-Spec is also equipped with active noise cancellation as a part of the ELS Studio 3D audio system that helps reduce the intrusion of sonic sounds. These updates are also available for the top-of-the-line TLX Type S, giving the sports car an improved interior and a hefty performance. The different versions of the TLX come with a brand new “frameless” grille, which causes the Diamond Pentagon’s textures to extend into the bodywork.

The changes are subtle; however, the 2024 TLX is sleeker than its predecessor. Like the previous models, the Technology and A-Spec have 19-inch wheels, but the former comes with an updated machined finish, while the latter features an aggressive split-spoke design, Shark Gray. The A-Spec has a revised rear fascia with two round tailpipes modelled after Type S.

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The Type S also receives a frameless grille with a specific trim inside that appears more slender and complex than before. The 20-inch wheels are available with a shiny Berlina Black finish, and even though they’re not available in the painted PMC Edition, has been removed (hopefully for a short time), and its gold Y-spoke wheel will be open as an optional option.

It will have two new colours available: Liquid Carbon Metallic on the Technology and Type S, and Urban Gray Pearl on the A-Spec and Type S. This second option is a little like the colour of Nardo, which is popular among car-markers today. However, it looks a bit closer, and it will reveal a gorgeous metallic gold-coloured pearl coat that’s soft and elegant.

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Acura hasn’t disclosed any specifics regarding the price. However, a company representative informed Motor1.com that the price will increase in line with the updated Technology package. In 2023, the TLX Technology FWD is priced at $45,245 and includes a $1,195 destination, and the 2023 A-Spec SH-AWD costs 50,195 while the Type S costs $56,945.

The likely increase will likely be Benjamins to the figures once it is available later in the month. This will keep Acura at the top of the list in the race for sporty high-end sedans like Lexus IS and BMW 3 Series. BMW 3 Series and Lexus IS.

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