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2011 Acura TSX Sedan promises improved style, performance and engine efficiency


2011 Acura TSX

Acura has announced a number of updates to its TSX sports sedan for the 2011 model year. Topping the list, is a freshened exterior along with a wide array of new features and technology.

The exterior of the 2011 TSX receives a new front fascia, revised chin spoiler, new fog light garnish assembly and an updated grille. The updated front end teams with new underbody panels to improve aerodynamics. At the rear, revised taillights and an updated rear license plate garnish have been added to provide more visual appeal.

Inside, the 2011 TSX receives revised styling for the centre console, darker trim pieces, brightly finished door handles, an updated parking brake handle and new garnishes for the steering wheel.

Exclusive to Canada, the standard TSX model with cloth interior will now feature standard auto on/off headlamps, fog lights, a USB input jack as well as XM radio with three months of complimentary service.

The Premium package trim features new contrasting-colour stitching for the leather seats, door armrests and centre console, and the rear centre console receives heating/cooling vents.

The TSX with available Technology Package now includes an LED backlit full VGA navigation screen, improved navigation system functions, Song By Voice user interface to help the driver find music from a six-gigabyte hard disk drive (HDD), and the ability to download 15 gigabytes of music to the HDD system.

Cabin serenity is achieved through the addition of a new acoustic glass front windshield, thicker side glass, increased use of sound-deadening insulation, improved floor mats and new underfloor covers.

Both the 2.4L inline four-cylinder and 3.5L V6 engines receive improvements to reduce internal operating friction, which improve fuel economy, lower carbon dioxide output and increase engine life.

New automatic transmission programming helps maximize the engine output by allowing for Shift Hold Control during cornering along with “smart shift” functionality that allows for semi-manual operation when in Drive, not just when in Sport Mode. In addition, the Sequential SportShift five-speed automatic transmission now features a fluid warmer to improve shift quality, transmission durability and engine fuel economy during winter driving.

The 2011 Acura TSX will be available at Acura dealerships this winter. Canadian pricing has not yet been announced.

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