TITLE

Acura plays catch-up with awd, 300hp

AUTHOR(S)
Jackson, Kathy; Jewett, Dale
PUB. DATE
January 2004
SOURCE
Automotive News;1/26/2004, Vol. 78 Issue 6077, Preceding p1
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Acura will equip its flagship RL sedan with all-wheel drive and a 300-hp V-6 engine to challenge luxury rivals who offer rear-drive and V-8s. Such a move would show that American Honda Motor Co. is taking a unique approach — a hybrid geared as much for performance as fuel economy — in a bid to elevate its luxury brand's flagship sedan. The current RL — with front-wheel drive and a 225-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 — has undersold comparable sedans from import rivals Lexus, BMW and Mercedes-Benz. The 2004 RL begins at $43,725, including destination.
ACCESSION #
12186306

 

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