Acura Teases 2012 TL

The Chicago Auto Show news just keeps hitting us, with the latest info connected to the event coming from Acura. The automaker has chosen an informational pathway that has already become a classic: teasing. The company is aiming to spark up interest for its upcoming 2012 TL model by releasing a teaser image of the vehicle, which will debut in Chicago.

As you can imagine, the automotive producer hasn’t sent any info along with the image, so we have to rely on the pic for details. We can see the rear of the vehicle under a shiny white veil, with the tailligths being turned on (no pun intended).

The vehicle still comes with a pretty angular design, but without taking things too far. The taillights borrow styling cues from the ZDX, while the bumper includes additional reflective elements and two generously-sized trapezoidal tailights.

Various media sources indicate that the engine range changes will be minor, with the vehicle keeping the same powerplants, but bringing a few changes aimed at increasing fuel efficiency. We’ll remind you that customers can currently choose between a 3.5-liter SOHC V6 that delivers 280 hp and a 3.7-liter SOHC V6 mill that produces 305 hp. As for the EPA combined cycle fuel economy ratings, these currently sit at 21 mpg (11.2 l per 100 km) and 20 mph (11.8 liters per 100 km), respectively.

The company will come standard with front-wheel-drive, but all-wheel-drive (Acura calls its 4wd system Super Handling All-Wheel Drive or SH-AWD) will be available as an option.
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