Acura introduced a prototype of the TLX-L on Wednesday at the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show.
Though the 2018 Acura TLX was introduced at 2017 New York International Show earlier this month, it seems that normal sedans are not good enough for the brand to rapidly develop its presence in the Chinese market. Therefore, Acura announced a stretched prototype of the TLX called TLX-L at Shanghai Auto Show this week.
Acura announced a stretched prototype of the TLX called TLX-L at Shanghai Auto Show.
Like the compact CDX crossover, derived from the Honda HR-V, the TLX-L will be produced specifically for China where consumers demand an extra helping of rear-seat legroom.
Acura has affirmed that the TLX-L will be sold later this year and become its second car to be built locally for the country.
“We will further strengthen all aspects of Acura business in China including production, sales and service, so that as many customers as possible know and experience ‘The Performance’ unique to Acura,” said Toshihiko Sato, the President of GAC Honda Automobile.
In this market, Acura will have to compete with rivals also offering long-wheelbase options such as the BMW X1.