Acura TLX Launch Delayed Until Later This Summer

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon
acura tlx launch delayed until later this summer

Acura fans hoping to ditch their TL or TSX for an all-new 2015 TLX in time for the start of the summertime driving season will have to make do until sometime later this summer, as the automaker has delayed the launch of its newest sedan.

Autoblog reports the reasoning behind delaying both press and customer launches of the TLX — which made its production-ready debut at the 2014 New York Auto Show last week — is due to its various technology needing more work, as explained by an email sent to all Acura dealers:

The TLX has more advanced and customer-relevant technology than on any other Acura model in our history, and we must assure that all systems are ready for mass production. Further, it is critical that we have a stable and sustainable supply of vehicles and components to support the strong customer response that we expect for this all-new Acura sedan.

To achieve these goals, we have determined that it is necessary to modify the production schedule for the 2015 TLX, which will move the on-sale date to late summer.

Spokesperson Chuck Schifsky added the automaker doesn’t view the delays as “major,” but has opted not to bring the TLX to the showroom for sale “until it’s perfect.”

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  • Danio3834 Danio3834 on Apr 23, 2014

    I wonder if it has anything to do with the ZF 9HP transmission that has delayed other vehicles in the past.

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    • Fred Fred on Apr 23, 2014

      @ldl20 The Sport Wagon I bought was the last TSX that dealer had. The other local dealer had about 12 TSX sedans but no wagons. Both had some TLs

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    • Bd2 Bd2 on Apr 23, 2014

      @Brian E That's what many overlook when it comes to residual value which is based off of MSRP instead of ATP. While the TLX should do better than the ILX and RLX for its respective segment, it really needed more striking sheetmetal to really get Acura sedan sales going.

  • Daviel Daviel on Apr 24, 2014

    Too much nose overhang.

  • Ok2k Ok2k on Jun 01, 2014

    Why am I scared this same email template will be recycled for the NSX release...