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Acura Type S Badge Reappears on new Concept

Acura Type S Badge Reappears on new Concept

After promising a revived Type S badge, the Acura Type S Concept has officially debuted. The Type S is previewing the next-generation TLX Type S, which is shaping up to be a dramatic new iteration of Acura’s design language and possibly an exclusive powertrain.

Dubbed “Precision Crafted Performance,” the Type S Concept is showcasing a sleek new evolution of Acura design. It starts with an overall shape that puts a strong emphasis on a dramatic dash-to-axle ratio, along with a rakish greenhouse. Combined the two elements create an Acura sedan that is more visually appealing than just about any in modern history.

The face of the Type S is highlighted by a diamond shaped grille that defies trends with its small dimensions. Flanking either side of the grille is new jewel LED headlights that are a more radical interpretation of those found on recent Acura designs, such as the new RDX.

Acura is not detailing what exactly is powering the Type S Concept, other than a “high-performance engine.” Rumor has it the TLX Type S will debut an all-new turbocharged V-6 engine that will be an exclusive to the Acura brand, so it is perhaps a safe assumption that’s what is under the hood of the Type S Concept. This fancy new V-6 will likely be paired with Acura’s SH-AWD system.

The exactly launch timing of the next-generation TLX is not yet known, but Acura has confirmed the brand will launch two Type S cars over the next two years, so it is safe to assume we’ll see the new TLX within that timeline.


About Nick Saporito

AutoVerdict Senior Editor Nick Saporito began writing about cars at age 13. Nick ran a couple of automotive enthusiast sites for several years, before taking some time off to focus on his career and education. By day he's a marketing executive in the telecom world and by night he hangs out here at AV. You'll find him focusing on tech, design and the industry's future.
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