Next Acura RL Debuting At Los Angeles Auto Show

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler

The next Acura RL will debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Here’s what it won’t have; Rear-wheel drive, a V8 engine, non-derivative styling, an endorsement from Harrison Ford and the gyroscope-based navigation system that debuted on the first generation car. Here’s what it will have.

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  • 2012JKU 2012JKU on Sep 22, 2012

    The Legend was the best looking Acura ever made. The current stuff is ugly junk by comparison! Course same could be said about most Honda products. The whole company has fallen hard since the early to mid 1990s.

  • Lightspeed Lightspeed on Sep 23, 2012

    The current Acura and Honda line-ups are proof that the only guy in the Honda organization that any cojones was Soichiro, and he's been dead a long time.

  • SherbornSean SherbornSean on Sep 23, 2012

    Why bother with a road test? We've already decided it's garbage, regardless of the exciting new technology, essentially hybrid SH-AWD. If it doesn't have a V-8 and RWD, it can't possibly compete with the paradigm of a 1990's luxury sedan, so let's not give it a chance. Honda is obviously a dead company walking. Ignore the facts that it was about the only carmaker that made money every year for the last five. Ignore how the Civic and CR-V are burning up the sales chart, or that the Accord is launching faster than any car in their history. Forget the fact that Acura pioneered reliable near luxury cars with the Legend, that the MDX pioneered 7-passenger luxury CUVs, that the Integra was so beloved. They had an ugly grill for a couple of years, the Civic Si is too refined and the Insight is lame. We should therefore never again consider Honda. They are dead to us, worse than Saturn, or Mercury or Oldsmobile. We get it now.

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    • 28-Cars-Later 28-Cars-Later on Sep 24, 2012

      @28-Cars-Later So Honda aspired to be Buick? Wow. Amazing the brand is still around, and i don't mean Buick.

  • Inside Looking Out Inside Looking Out on Sep 23, 2012

    Acuras are not even as good as Buicks, err Opels. Well - save your money - buy Buick LaCross. It is more fun to drive Kia than Acura.

    • 28-Cars-Later 28-Cars-Later on Sep 24, 2012

      A Lacrosse started parking next to me on a regular basis, it has the same yucky looks as a current Acura sedan... I wonder if that's what Opel modeled them after.