New vehicle is on the market, the upcoming 2015 Acura RLX Hybrid is finally available. There is no doubt that the need to cut down on fuel consumption always arises in the minds of car owners. Whether, a green eco-friendly crusader or the average Joe, the cost of gas often overwhelms many. It is from this train of thought that hybrid vehicles come in the picture to serve as a cross over between the usual fuel guzzlers and clean energy alternatives.
Honda has long had a history of producing high quality hybrid vehicles and its latest model 2015 Acura Rlx hybrid is no stranger to this fact. Being a pioneer of the hybrid market over five years ago, one would expect the car maker to have a chokehold on the hybrid segment, however stiff competition from models like the Prius have since proven worthwhile.
2015 Acura RLX Hybrid Overview
The four wheel drive 5 seater car is a breather in a car segment often ignored by many and strictly a preserve of the developed world unlike other car models. The Sedan is a definite improvement from earlier models that lacked the improved designs and engine performance of its rivals.
The car being a sedan sticks to the general dimension limits of the category, having a length of 196.1 inches, a width of 74.4 and a height of 57.7 surely legitimises its classification as a sedan. A general wheel base of 112.2 inches supports a curb weight of 4350 pounds. The body work is speculated to be improved in terms of overall design and even talks of a revised tail end are rife.
Engine and Performance
Being a hybrid has its fair share of advantages, however, the benefits that accrue to the blend of the electrical and fuselage can only be deciphered by a previous user or a hybrid car enthusiast.
The car has a 24 valve, 3.5 v-6 engine for fuel that yields 310 horse powers. In addition to this it has two permanent magnets one that produces an AC current producing 72 horsepower from its electrical component. The second magnet generates 47 horsepowers.These when combined with the fuel component yield a total of 377 horse powers for the vehicle. The four door car is equally equipped with a 1.3 kWh lithium ion battery. It equally has both manual and automatic transmission as evident in the 7 speed clutch automatic with manual shift options.
The car reaches a maximum of 60mph from zero in 5.3 seconds and has a top speed of 130 mph.Its general fuel economy is average considering it’s a hybrid coming at 28/32mpg in the city or highway driving.
2015 Acura RLX Hybrid Price
Its estimated price is arguably $60,000 when it will hit the show rooms however, that remains yet to be seen.