The reasons for the brand to take such a decision, is the low demand for this flagship sedan for the American market. Acura will part with this model before the end of this year.
The North American car market leaves the Acura RLX. The Japanese brand will cease production of this model by the end of the year. It is noted that in other regional markets, such as home, the Acura RLX will be sold, but under a different name – the Honda Legend. The company removes this sedan with production to concentrate on its core models, including the RDX and MDX crossovers. With regard to sales of the Acura RLX in the United States, they show a negative trend for several years.
So, in 2013 the dealers have sold over 5 000 cars, and in 2015, this model has sold just 1.5 thousand copies. In 2018 the sale of a little grown up – to the mark 1 931 car, but next year the demand for sedans fell again – 1 019 units.
For comparison, last year, the RDX and MDX models, the choice has stopped 63 000 and 52 000 customers respectively.
Recall, the actual Acura RLX is sold in two versions. This front-drive sedan gets a 314-horsepower engine V6 3.5 liters, combined with 10АКПП. The hybrid version gets a 3.5 V6 and three electrovoice. This power plant produces 382 HP In the role of powertrain here is a 7-step “robot” DCT. The cost of the Acura RLX starts at 54 900 dollars. Hybrid sedan will cost more – from 61 900 dollars.
Meanwhile it became known that the production will take the minivan Espace and Scenic, and the Talisman sedan. So mark is going to optimize its model line to reduce costs.