TOKYO - When Acura introduced the all-new 2014 RLX last year, hoping that RLX Hybrid goes on sale this spring. Acura hybrid version of the sedan was delayed to arrive at the dealer, due to technical problems with the new model.
In an interview with Wards Auto, the Acura Division Senior Vice President and General Manager, Mike Accavitti not confirm what the problem with these cars. There is speculation the cause of the problem is the lack of a lithium-ion battery or a problem with the drive system, advanced Super All-Wheel hand that uses a trio of electric motors.
Hybrid drive system used in RLX Sport Hybrid will also be in Acura NSX, which has just suffered a catastrophic failure when it burned to the ground during testing at the Nurburgring, quoted from autoevolution, Friday (15/08/2014).
"They will arrive here in the next month or so, and hopefully they will get to the dealer immediately after," said Accavitti.
RLX Sport Hybrid cars use a 3.5-liter V-6 with a seven-speed automatic transmission, mated to an electric motor at the front wheels and two motors driving the rear wheels. The total power of 377 hp, with fuel economy EPA-rated 28 mpg on the highway and 32 mpg highway planned urban empty.