GM to Build EV Crossovers for Honda, Acura

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A Honda will be built at a GM plant in Mexico, and an Acura alongside the Cadillac Lyriq in Tennessee. The post GM to Build EV Crossovers for Honda, Acura appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

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Report: Acura EV to be made in Tennessee, alongside Cadillac Lyriq

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General Motors plans to make an upcoming Acura-branded electric vehicle in 2024 at the same Tennessee plant that will assemble the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq, while a more affordable Honda crossover set to be about the same size could be made by GM in Mexico beginning in 2023.

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New Honda Prologue EV to go on sale in North America in 2024; Acura EV to follow

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In addition to the Honda Prologue, the company will introduce an all-electric Acura SUV in the 2024 calendar year. Honda’s first new volume ba ttery-electric vehicle—an electric SUV coming to market in early 2024—will be named “Prologue,” signaling a new electrified era that will lead to the company’s vision for 100% zero emission vehicle sales in North America by 2040.

Acura unveils 2018 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid with Super Handling All-Wheel Drive; optimized based on NSX learnings

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Acura unveiled a redesigned 2018 Acura RLX reflecting the brand’s new design direction. The 2018 Acura RLX will make its public debut during Monterey Automotive Week next week on the Monterey peninsula. The 2018 Acura RLX features Sport Hybrid Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive (Sport Hybrid SH-AWD) technology, shared with the NSX supercar ( earlier post ). The new 2018 Acura RLX will go on sale in November.

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Acura reveals Gen2 autonomous driving development vehicle

Green Car Congress

Acura revealed its second-generation autonomous driving development vehicle in California, a modified version of the RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD luxury performance sedan. This same concept is applied in the AcuraWatch safety and driver-assistive suite available on all model year 2016 Acura sedans and SUVs. All model year 2016 Acura sedans and SUVs are available with the AcuraWatch suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies.

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Acura unveils new NSX high performance hybrid sports car

Green Car Congress

Acura unveiled the production model of the next-generation NSX at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). The high performance hybrid features a new twin-turbocharged 75-degree DOHC V6 engine with an Acura-designed 9-speed dual clutch transmission (DCT) and three-electric motor Sport Hybrid system, all integrated with an ultra-rigid and lightweight multi-material body with world’s-first material applications and manufacturing processes. NSX at the reveal.

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GM's Ultium-Based Honda And Acura Confirmed

InsideEVs

Two large Ultium-based BEVs will be followed by models based on Honda's new e:Architecture EV platform

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2013 Acura ILX

Green Car Reports

New for 2013, the Acura ILX line gives Honda's upscale brand something it hasn't had for a while: a compact near-luxury sedan with an array of engines and performance options, including a hybrid version that's unique in the segment. Underneath the Acura sheet-metal and all-new interior, the ILX is based on the current Honda Civic sedan, which was

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2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid on sale in April; 3-motor sport hybrid system

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Acura’s first hybrid SUV, the 2017 MDX Sport Hybrid ( earlier post ), will arrive at showrooms in early April with more than 30 additional horsepower and a 45 percent higher EPA city fuel economy rating as compared to the conventionally-powered MDX SH-AWD. The MDX Sport Hybrid powertrain delivers a total system output of 321 horsepower and 289 lb-ft (392 N·m) of torque, up 31 horsepower over the non-hybrid MDX, making it the most powerful Acura production SUV ever built.

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Acura RLX Concept makes world debut in New York; first application of Acura Sport Hybrid SH-AWD

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2013 Acura RLX Concept. Acura held the world debut of the Acura RLX Concept at the New York International Auto Show. The concept provides a first look at the design and engineering direction for its all-new Acura RLX flagship sedan, slated for launch at the beginning of 2013. Front-wheel-drive versions of RLX will utilize Acura’s all-new Precision All Wheel Steer system. The Acura RLX will offer an array of passive and active safety features.

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Acura to debut 3 new vehicles at the 2012 North American International Auto Show including its first gasoline-electric hybrid

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Acura will unveil three new vehicles at the 2012 North American International Auto Show including a new compact sports sedan, a redesigned RDX crossover sport utility vehicle, and a concept version of the next generation Acura NSX super car. The Acura ILX Concept is a styling study of a new luxury compact sedan scheduled for launch in spring 2012. Acura also will unveil a prototype of the 2013 RDX, the second generation of Acura’s five-passenger SUV.

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Refreshed 2017 Acura MDX SUV debuts in New York with Sport Hybrid Powertrain; 26 mpg combined

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Acura unveiled the restyled and refreshed 2017 MDX luxury SUV at the New York International Auto Show, adding available Sport Hybrid Super Handling-All Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) powertrain technology as a model option. Acura expects the MDX Sport Hybrid will receive EPA fuel economy ratings of 25/26/26 mpg (city/highway/combined) (9.4/9.04/9.04 The 2017 MDX is slated to go on sale at Acura dealerships nationwide this summer and will be joined by the MDX Sport Hybrid later in the year.

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Acura CDX could migrate from China as luxury subcompact crossover

Green Car Reports

Acura today has a thin lineup that has as many passenger sedans as crossover utility vehicles. DON'T MISS: 2017 Acura NSX: Sexy, Powerful Hybrid. With only the TLX, RDX, MDX, RLX, and NSX to work with, Honda's premium line doesn't compete in a number of important markets. The most glaring absence is in the raging hot subcompact crossover realm. Future Cars subcompact

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Acura introduces three new vehicles at Detroit show; two hybrid powertrains

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Acura unveiled three new vehicles at the North American International Auto Show, including a concept version of the ILX hybrid luxury compact sedan (which will offer Acura’s first production hybrid as a model version); the NSX Concept, which presages the direction for Acura’s next-generation supercar; and a prototype of the 2013 RDX crossover sport utility vehicle. Acura ILX Concept. Acura NSX Concept. Acura RDX. ILX concept. Click to enlarge.

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Recall For 2013-2014 Acura ILX Hybrid Headlamp Problem

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A recall has been issued for 2013 and 2014 Acura ILX Hybrid sedans--along with their gasoline counterparts--to fix a problem with their headlamps. ALSO SEE: Acura Kills ILX Hybrid Under certain conditions, the headlamps may not provide enough heat dissipation, which can be compounded by engine heat and more-intense sunlight during summer driving.

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Byton reboot, Mazda rotary, Nio flagship, EVs for Honda and Acura: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

Mazda at last confirms a rotary-engine range extender for the U.S. A report suggests GM is making plans to build EVs in Mexico. Nio is going long on driving range but not shying away from battery swapping. And Foxconn provides a lifeline to Byton. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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ArcelorMittal and partner Honda unveil first inner and outer door ring system; applied on 2019 Acura RDX

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The partners co-engineered the system for the 2019 Acura RDX. —,Joe Riggsby, Acura RDX body development leader, Honda R&D Americas. As a result of collaboration, ArcelorMittal and Honda introduced the industry’s first hot-stamped, laser-welded outer door ring in the 2014 Acura MDX.

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2013 Acura ILX Hybrid: Weekend Test Of Acura's First Hybrid

Green Car Reports

Honda has been building hybrid cars since 1999, but it's taken until now for the company to offer a hybrid model in the company's upmarket Acura brand. We spent three days with, and covered 300 miles in, a new 2013 Acura ILX Hybrid four-door sedan. And we have to say, while we like the ILX as a car--and it delivers good gas mileage, averaging 41.4.

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Acura NSX Hybrid Supercar Pre-Order Books Open. In UK

Green Car Reports

For Honda and Acura fans it''s been far too long since the companies made something truly exciting for driving enthusiasts. That should change when the new Acura NSX supercar arrives, following its debut fanfare at the Detroit Auto Show last year. Acura hasn''t yet revealed a release date for the NSX, nor full specifications on its hybrid

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Acura debuts three new vehicles at Detroit Motor Show

Green Cars News

The North American International Auto Show was the setting for Acura to debut three new vehicles – including two with hybrid powertrains. Green cars Latest news Acura Acura ILX Concept Acura NSX Concept Acura RDX Detroit Motor Show North American International Auto Show

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Honda Fit-Based Crossover To Spawn Small Acura Luxury Utility?

Green Car Reports

The Honda Vezel--a compact crossover based on the 2015 Fit--could spawn an Acura-badged sibling, Automotive News reports. During a test drive of the Vezel, the chief engineer for the crossover''s powertrain told Automotive News that the company is considering an Acura version. Honey, they''re shrinking the luxury crossover! Such a luxury subcompact

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Select Honda and Acura Vehicles now offering Siri Eyes Free integration

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announced that select Honda and Acura models including the 2013 -2014 Honda Accord and 2013 Acura RDX and ILX now offer Apple''s Siri Eyes Free mode as a dealer installed accessory. Customers can visit a Honda or Acura dealership to purchase and install Siri Eyes Free integration so compatible iPhone customers can direct Siri to perform tasks while they keep their eyes on the road and their hands on the wheel. American Honda Motor Co.,

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Acura NSX Hybrid Roadster Revealed In Avengers Promo

Green Car Reports

Cool cars have always played big parts in movies, and now it's the turn of the Acura NSX Roadster, set to appear in The Avengers. The roadster version of Acura's hybrid sports car was spotted on set during filming last year, but Acura has now revealed that the NSX Roadster will be used by Tony Stark, played by actor Robert Downey Jr, in the

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Acura NSX Supercar Unveiled In Detroit: This Time It's a Hybrid!

Green Car Reports

First shown as a concept way back in 2012, the 2016 Acura NSX arrives with a hybrid all-wheel drive powertrain. DON''T MISS: Honda FCV Concept: Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Vehicle Coming In 2016 (Live Photos) The first-generation Acura (or Honda, in most parts of the The 2015 Detroit Auto Show saw the return of a fan-favorite supercar, with a new twist.

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Acura running 4-motor NSX-inspired EV concept up Pikes Peak; 4-wheel independent torque vectoring

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Acura will run an all-electric, NSX-inspired EV Concept in the Electric Modified Class at the 2016 Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. The Acura EV Concept features a further evolution of the experimental, all-electric, 4-motor Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) powertrain that won last year’s Pikes Peak Challenge Exhibition class. Acura will field two production NSX supercars in the event as well.

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2014 Acura NSX Hybrid Supercar: Will Debut January In Detroit

Green Car Reports

At the start of this year, at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, Honda’s luxury arm Acura wooed the crowds with the world premiere of its NSX hybrid supercar concept. At the time, Acura promised its new flagship car would be on the roads for 2015 and ran a Super Bowl ad so popular, it crashed Acura’s website. Now it looks as if Acura has

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Acura provides more technical detail on NSX sports hybrid AWD powertrain, body

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Acura unveiled the production model of the next-generation NSX at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) this past January ( earlier post ), and now has provided more technical detail on the high-performance hybrid sports car and its new Sport Hybrid-AWD power unit. The enhanced efficiency of this design arrangement is particularly noticeable in normal everyday driving when accelerating from a low engine speed, Acura said.

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Acura Kills ILX Hybrid For 2015; Only Two Mild Hybrids Left

Green Car Reports

Following the cancellation of the Honda Insight after the 2014 model year, Honda''s upmarket Acura brand has eliminated the hybrid model from its entry-luxury ILX compact sedan lineup for 2015. The 2015 Acura ILX will be offered with two of the previous three powertrains: a 150-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine Another one bites the dust.

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World debut for Acura RLX Concept

Green Cars News

The newcomers have been arriving thick and fast at the New York International Auto Show – with the Acura RLX Concept (pictured) the latest vehicle to make a debut. Featuring a 3.5litre direct-injected VTEC V6 engine and a sport hybrid all-wheel drive system, the Acura RLX Concept also makes use of three electric motors to [.]. Green cars Latest news Acura Acura RLX Concept green cars New York International Auto Show

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Tesla Goes Solar, China Vs. U.S. Electric-Car Sales, Acura CDX Rumor: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Check that out, as well as the possibility of an Acura-based version of the 2016 Honda HR-V, and a report on growing Chinese electric-car sales. The sun is shining in our neck of the woods today, but Tesla Motors could also use some at its nearly-finished, solar-powered Supercharger, retail store, and service center site in California. All this

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Honda launches new environmental leadership award “Green Dealer” program for Honda and Acura dealers in US

Green Car Congress

has established a “Green Dealer” program for its independently-owned Honda and Acura automobile dealers in the United States. The Honda Environmental Leadership Award and Acura Environmental Leadership Award will be given to dealers who quantifiably reduce their environmental impact, beginning with a minimum 10% reduction in total energy use at their dealerships. And we heartily congratulate our first group of Honda and Acura Environmental Leadership Award winners.

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2014 Acura MDX features new 3.5L i-VTEC V-6 with cylinder deactivation

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Acura unveiled the 2014 MDX luxury SUV at the 2013 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS). Employing a 6-speed automatic transmission with Sport Mode and Sequential SportShift Paddle Shifters, the new MDX will be offered in both Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) and two-wheel-drive drivetrain variants, both featuring Acura’s new Agile Handling Assist technology.

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Chevy Volt Mileage, Kia Soul EV Production, Acura ILX Hybrid Death: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today on Green Car Reports: Chevrolet Volt drivers pass 500 million miles on electricity, the 2015 Kia Soul EV enters production, and the Acura ILX hybrid is discontinued. The Acura ILX hybrid goes to the grave for 2015, joining a growing list of defunct hybrid models. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Meanwhile, the circle of automotive

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SolarCity and Honda to finance $50M more in solar projects for Honda and Acura customers and dealerships

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The new commitment will make solar power more affordable and available to Honda and Acura customers and dealerships in the US. Honda and Acura customers and dealers interested in solar can find more information at www.hondasolarcity.com. SolarCity and Honda have renewed their partnership with a new fund expected to finance $50 million in solar projects. The $50-million fund is a follow-up to a $65-million fund the companies created in 2013. Earlier post.)

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Honda Plug-In Hybrid, 2017 Acura NSX, Tesla Model 3 In China: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, we have details on the 2018 Honda plug-in hybrid, full specs for the 2017 Acura NSX hybrid supercar, and the possibility that the Tesla Model 3 electric car could be built in China as well as the U.S. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The 2018 Honda plug-in hybrid will have a 40-mile electric range, and share a platform with the. Today in Car News

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Acura NSX Concept: All-Wheel Drive Hybrid Supercar For 2015

Green Car Reports

It's the revival of a legendary supercar, the mid-engined all-wheel drive aluminum Acura NSX, and it's said to be a hybrid. Announced today at the Detroit Auto Show to applause from the assembled press corps, the new Acura NSX Concept was presented by no less a personage than Takanobu Ito What more could Green Car Reports fans possibly want?

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SolarCity and Honda establish investment find to finance $65M in solar projects for Honda and Acura customers

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are partnering to make solar power more affordable and available to Honda and Acura customers in the US, providing a cleaner source of electricity at a lower cost than utility-supplied power. The partnership establishes an investment fund to finance $65 million in solar projects to assist Honda and Acura customers with the initial cost of solar power installation. SolarCity and American Honda Motor Co.,

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2013 Acura ILX Hybrid: First Drive Review

Green Car Reports

Though it has wandered through a handful of brand identities and images over the past decade, Acura continues to reinvent itself. This time, the next new thing is a hybrid using Acura's first ever implementation of Honda's familiar hybrid system (on a modified Civic platform) in the 2013 ILX. Entry level, luxury, and hybrid are three words that

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Series production of next-generation Acura NSX hybrid supercar begins in April at new Performance Manufacturing Center

Green Car Congress

Acura’s Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC) will begin series production of the next-generation Acura NSX hybrid supercar ( earlier post ) in late April, with customer deliveries to commence thereafter. Complementary production of the Acura NSX’s bespoke, 75-degree, twin turbocharged V-6 engine takes place at the company’s nearby Anna, Ohio engine plant and is undertaken by a small group of master engine builders. 2015) "Cast Body Nodes for 2016 Acura NSX," SAE Int.

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Honda and Acura to offer Apple’s Siri Eyes Free on select 2013 vehicles

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American Honda will integrate support for Apple’s Siri into its 2013 Honda Accord and Acura RDX and ILX models as a dealer installed option. Later this year, owners with a compatible iPhone running iOS 6 can direct Siri to perform a number of specific tasks while they keep their eyes on the road and their hands on the wheel. Using Eyes Free mode, Siri takes hands-free functionality even further and minimizes distractions even more by keeping the iOS device’s screen from lighting up.

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Acura ILX Concept Walkthrough: 2012 Detroit Auto Show Video

Green Car Reports

Last week we brought you live photos of Acura's ILX compact luxury sedan from the 2012 Detroit Auto Show. As Acura's first compact sedan since the Integra, it's tasked with bringing new buyers to the brand. With sharp styling and some economical engines from the Honda Civic, it may just do that. Our man Joel Feder has shot a video previewing the

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2014 Acura ILX Sport Sedan: More Features, Hybrid Later

Green Car Reports

For its second model year, Acura has added new features to the ILX compact sedan, which serves as its entry-level vehicle. The 2014 Acura ILX will go on sale tomorrow at dealers for Honda''s luxury brand, but an announcement of new features and upgrades thus far applies only to the two conventionally powered models.

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Acura MDX Hybrid Coming

Hybrid SUV Blog

Acura To Add Hybrid Option to the 2013 MDX. The Acura MDX from Honda has a decade-long track record as a reliable mid-sized luxury SUV. Fuel economy for the hybrid and standard versions of the 2013 Acura MDX might also benefit thanks to a switch in the engine and transmission. Industry reports claim that Honda will replace the current Acura MDX’s engine with a more refined 300 hp, 3.7 The redesigned MDX will retain the Acura’s luxury accommodations.

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