Thursday, February 10, 2011

2012 Acura TL Facelift & Redesign

The newly refined 2012 Acura TL has a new front bumper and grille, rear end, a new Sequential SportShift 6-speed automatic transmission, a revised interior and a host of technology upgrades.

The transmission teams with a new multi-clutch torque converter which improves fuel economy to 20/29 city/highway mpg, an increase of 3 mpg in highway driving over the 2011 TL. The TL's standard 280 horsepower 3.5 liter V-6 engine receives a host of friction-reduction technologies. The TL's other engine choice is the more powerful 305 horsepower TL paired with Acura's Super Handling All-Wheel Drive powertrain.

Acura sold 34,049 TLs in 2010, a 1.9 percent increase over 2009. In January, TL sales were 1,592 down 19.8 percent from January 2010 so the introduction of refreshed TL comes at a good.time to reinvigorate  its target buyers.