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Powered By Panasonic, ELS STUDIO 3D® Premium Audio System launches on The All-New 2021 Acura TLX

Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 5:00pm

Powered by Panasonic and designed to complement the Acura premium interior experience, the ELS STUDIO 3D premium audio system focused on key areas of sound design and performance enhancements.

Key Points: 
  • Powered by Panasonic and designed to complement the Acura premium interior experience, the ELS STUDIO 3D premium audio system focused on key areas of sound design and performance enhancements.
  • More Powerful The 2021 TLX system boasts 16 channels, 17 speakers and 710 watts, making this the most powerful system ever for the TLX.
  • "This is the most powerful Acura TLX and we have completely reimagined the ELS STUDIO 3D premium audio system to match the expectations of the sedan enthusiast," said Tom Dunn, director global audio solutions business unit, Panasonic Automotive.
  • In that time, we have created and patented several proprietary technologies found on the ELS STUDIO 3D premium audio systems.

Update: Verisk Telematics Data Integration with Honda Now Live, Providing New Opportunities for Usage-Based Insurance Innovation

Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 2:26pm

The data, available exclusively through the Verisk Data Exchange , can help insurers deliver the benefits of their usage-based insurance (UBI) programs to an expanded audience of customers.

Key Points: 
  • The data, available exclusively through the Verisk Data Exchange , can help insurers deliver the benefits of their usage-based insurance (UBI) programs to an expanded audience of customers.
  • We are making more OEM data available to insurers, so they can reach more of the market and reward safe drivers.
  • With consumer consent, insurers can access Honda and Acura driving behavior data during the quoting process through Verisks point of sale telematics products: The Verisk Driving Score and Verisk Driving Data.
  • Verisk Driving Data targets insurers with their own UBI scoring algorithms, and provides normalized, cross-OEM driving data that can be customized to meet the insurers specifications.

Verisk Telematics Data Integration with Honda Now Live, Providing New Opportunities for Usage-Based Insurance Innovation

Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 2:00pm

The data, is available exclusively through the Verisk Data Exchange , can help insurers deliver the benefits of their usage-based insurance (UBI) programs to an expanded audience of customers.

Key Points: 
  • The data, is available exclusively through the Verisk Data Exchange , can help insurers deliver the benefits of their usage-based insurance (UBI) programs to an expanded audience of customers.
  • We are making more OEM data available to insurers, so they can reach more of the market and reward safe drivers.
  • With consumer consent, insurers can access Honda and Acura driving behavior data during the quoting process through Verisks point of sale telematics products: The Verisk Driving Score and Verisk Driving Data.
  • Verisk Driving Data targets insurers with their own UBI scoring algorithms, and provides normalized, cross-OEM driving data that can be customized to meet the insurers specifications.

Acura Wins Wet & Wild Road America

Monday, August 3, 2020 - 12:55am

ELKHART LAKE, Wis., Aug. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Helio Castroneves found traction with his Acura ARX-05 where others could not, as he and his Acura Team Penske co-driver Ricky Taylor prevailed in monsoon-like conditions in the final hour to win Sunday's IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at Road America.

Key Points: 
  • ELKHART LAKE, Wis., Aug. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Helio Castroneves found traction with his Acura ARX-05 where others could not, as he and his Acura Team Penske co-driver Ricky Taylor prevailed in monsoon-like conditions in the final hour to win Sunday's IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at Road America.
  • Helio Castroneves (#7 Acura Team Penske ARX-05) race winner: "Before the race, and knowing the forecast, we made sure our Acura was set up well for the wet.
  • And we used the experience we gained at Daytona and other wet races we had before to learn.
  • Ricky Taylor (#7 Acura Team Penske ARX-05) race winner: "My teammate [Castroneves] is unbelievable, that was such an exciting finish.

Acura Repeats Front Row Qualifying Sweep at Road America

Sunday, August 2, 2020 - 2:41am

ELKHART LAKE, Wis., Aug. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --For the second year in a row, Acura Team Penske swept qualifying for Sunday's IMSA WeatherTech Championship race at Road America, with Ricky Taylor claiming the pole, and teammate Dane Cameron qualifying second.

Key Points: 
  • ELKHART LAKE, Wis., Aug. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --For the second year in a row, Acura Team Penske swept qualifying for Sunday's IMSA WeatherTech Championship race at Road America, with Ricky Taylor claiming the pole, and teammate Dane Cameron qualifying second.
  • In GTD, Meyer Shank Racing's Matt McMurry posted the seventh-quickest GTD qualifying run in his Acura NSX GT3 Evo.
  • Taylor hustled his #7 Acura ARX-05 to a time of 1:49.061 around the 4.0-mile Road America circuit, with teammate and defending series champion Cameron slotting in second, three-tenths of a second behind.
  • The front-row sweep repeated Acura Team Penske's qualifying performance from last year, when Cameron claimed the pole driving the #6 ARX-05, and Helio Castroneves completed the front row in the #7 Acura.

Acura's Successful Partnership With Team Penske To End After 2020

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 1:51pm

TORRANCE, Calif., July 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Acura Motorsports today announced it has come to a mutual agreement with Team Penske to end its successful partnership at the conclusion of the current IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.

Key Points: 
  • TORRANCE, Calif., July 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Acura Motorsports today announced it has come to a mutual agreement with Team Penske to end its successful partnership at the conclusion of the current IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.
  • Previously, HPD was affiliated with Team Penske in Championship Auto Racing Teams Competition (CART) in 2000 and 2001.
  • "We've also had a very spirited competition with Team Penske during our previous ALMS Acura prototype programs.
  • We will always be thankful for the contributions made by Team Penske over the three-year course of our DPi program."

All-New 2021 TLX Advances Acura's Commitment to Safety Performance

Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 5:01pm

A new video, released by Acura today, highlights the new airbag and other new technologies in the 2021 TLX.

Key Points: 
  • A new video, released by Acura today, highlights the new airbag and other new technologies in the 2021 TLX.
  • Similarly, the new front passenger airbag design first applied to the 2021 TLX this fall, co-developed by Honda R&D Americas and safety systems supplier, Autoliv, is now being offered to other automakers to enhance safety performance for their future products.
  • In addition to the new passenger front airbag, the 2021 TLX now includes knee airbags for the driver and front passenger.
  • The 2021 TLX now includes Traffic Jam Assist (TJA), a first for TLX.

All-New 2021 TLX Elevates Acura Sedan Performance with Turbo Power, Dedicated Platform and Expressive Styling

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 6:10pm

TORRANCE, Calif., May 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Acura today revealed the quickest, best-handling and most well-appointed sedan in the brand's 35-year history the all-new 2021 Acura TLX.

Key Points: 
  • TORRANCE, Calif., May 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Acura today revealed the quickest, best-handling and most well-appointed sedan in the brand's 35-year history the all-new 2021 Acura TLX.
  • In fulfilling its mission as a thoroughly modern sport sedan, the 2021 TLX integrates a multitude of performance, comfort and connectivity technologies first deployed on the highly successful third-generation Acura RDX.
  • Arriving spring 2021, the TLX Type S builds upon the A-Spec styling elements, elevating TLX's sporty appearance even further.
  • The 2021 TLX is a sport sedan at its core, built on a new dedicated Acura sedan platform designed for Type S-levels of performance.

2021 Acura TLX Built on Dedicated Sport Sedan Architecture with Double Wishbone Front Suspension

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 3:00pm

TORRANCE, Calif., May 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --The 2021 Acura TLX, to be digitally revealed on Thursday, May 28, is built on an all-new, Acura-exclusive sport sedan platform.

Key Points: 
  • TORRANCE, Calif., May 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --The 2021 Acura TLX, to be digitally revealed on Thursday, May 28, is built on an all-new, Acura-exclusive sport sedan platform.
  • The new TLX's dedicated architecture is designed for Type S levels of performance and includes a highly rigid body and a performance-focused chassis highlighted by the return of double wishbone front suspension.
  • The Acura lineup features five distinctive models the TLX performance luxury sedan, the ILX sport sedan, the five-passenger RDX luxury crossover SUV, the seven-passenger Acura MDX, America's all-time best-selling three-row luxury SUV, and the next-generation, electrified NSX supercar.
  • All Acura models sold in North America for the 2021 model year are made in the U.S., using domestic and globally sourced parts.

Next Generation Acura TLX Set for Digital Debut on May 28

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 3:00pm

TORRANCE, Calif., May 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Acura will reveal the completely new second-generation Acura TLX sport sedan digitally on May 28.

Key Points: 
  • TORRANCE, Calif., May 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Acura will reveal the completely new second-generation Acura TLX sport sedan digitally on May 28.
  • Delivering dramatic gains in style and performance, the new TLX will be the quickest, best-handling and most well-appointed sport sedan in Acura history, with the Type S being the model's performance pinnacle.
  • The new TLX will make its public debut in a short film viewable at acura.com/2021-TLX on Thursday, May 28 at 10:00 a.m. PDT.
  • All Acura models sold in North America for the 2021 model year are made in the U.S., using domestic and globally sourced parts.