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SOURCE Honda in Ohio
- Ohio-built 2015 TLX delivers advanced new powertrains and next-generation Acura precision-handling technologies
- Innovative production technologies enhance vehicle quality and cabin quietness
- 90-percent of Acura models sold in America are now made in America
MARYSVILLE, Ohio, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Acura today marked the start of mass-production of the all-new 2015 Acura TLX at the Marysville Auto Plant with Acura's new performance luxury sedan slated to land at dealerships nationwide in August. With the launch of the new TLX, more than 90 percent of Acura vehicles sold in America are now produced in America.
Designed, developed and engineered by R&D teams in Ohio and Los Angeles, and manufactured exclusively in Ohio, the all-new 2015 TLX delivers on its advertising tagline of "It's that kind of thrill" combining incredible sports-sedan athleticism with premium luxury-sedan refinement. The new TLX is a technological powerhouse, featuring two advanced new powertrains and two next-generation Acura precision-handling technologies – Precision All-Wheel Steer (P-AWS) and Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) – all delivered in a sophisticated and dynamic new exterior package.
"The start of mass production of the TLX marks a new era for our Acura sedan lineup," said Mike Accavitti, senior vice president and general manager of Acura. "The TLX is built in a world-class facility with a world class workforce and we can't wait to get this thrilling sedan into the hands of our customers in just a few short weeks."
"We are proud to be the exclusive global manufacturer of the Acura TLX," added Marysville Auto Plant Manager, Rob May. "Working side-by-side with our Acura engineers, our dedicated team of manufacturing associates is committed to exceeding the expectations of every customer and producing the best products in the world."
Located northwest of Columbus, Ohio, the Marysville Auto Plant implemented sophisticated new manufacturing technologies to assure superior build quality and luxury refinement. Innovations to the manufacturing process included a new roll hemming technology that allows for more sophisticated vehicle styling, and the application of new sound-deadening materials that contribute to the ultra-quiet cabin of the TLX.
The TLX's two powerful and efficient direct-injected engines – a 206-horsepower 2.4-liter DOHC inline 4-cylinder, and a 290-horsepower 3.5-liter SOHC V-6 – are both produced locally, at the company's state-of-the-art engine plant in nearby Anna, Ohio.
Acura offers a full line of technologically advanced performance-luxury vehicles through a network of approximately 270 U.S. Acura dealers. The Acura lineup features five distinctive models – the RLX luxury flagship sedan, the TLX performance luxury sedan, the ILX compact luxury sedan, the 5-passenger RDX luxury crossover SUV, and the 7-passenger Acura MDX, America's all-time best-selling three-row luxury SUV. Acura was recently recognized by Edmunds.com for the third consecutive year as leading all luxury brands in retained value after five years of ownership. More than 90 percent of the Acura vehicles sold in America are produced at the company's manufacturing facilities in America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.
About Honda in Ohio
Based on the company's longstanding commitment to "build products close to the customer," Honda began auto production at its first U.S. auto plant more than 30 years ago, on November 1, 1982, in Marysville, Ohio. Using domestic and globally sourced parts, Honda now has the capacity to build 680,000 automobiles annually at its two Ohio auto plants.
Honda also has established substantial R&D operations in Ohio, along with other operations that support product development, manufacturing and sales of Honda and Acura products in North America. The company's total investment in its extensive operations in Ohio totals $9 billion. Honda employs 14,200 Ohioans and tens of thousands more through its suppliers and other business partners.
For More Information
Consumer information is available at http://www.acura.com/ . To join the Acura community on Facebook, visit www.facebook.com/Acura. Additional media information including detailed pricing features and high-resolution photography of the Acura line can be found at http://www.acuranews.com/
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