Acura, Honda’s luxury division, is getting set to debut its first luxury sedan to use hybrid powertrain technology later this month at the Los Angeles Auto Show. TheRLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD will sport the same fuel efficiency gear as its much more zippy sibling, the upcoming Acura NSX.
Honda luxury brand Acura is now in the second year of production of its more entry level ILX sedan, which is based upon the Honda Civic platform. It is also the second year of a hybrid offering for this model, and it has just been released to Acura showrooms for a starting price of $28,900.
Honda is starting to ratchet up public appearances of its forthcoming Acura NSX hybrid supercar, currently set for a limited release in 2015 with a rumored price of over $150,000.
Honda, busy preparing its pricey Acura NSX supercar hybrid for sale sometime in 2015, trotted out over the weekend at the Indy 200 IndyCar Series race held in Lexington, Ohio a working prototype of its much hyped vehicle.
It has been a few months since we heard anything about Honda’s upcoming Acura NSX hybrid supercar. The Japanese automaker brought the vehicle back from retired supercar status first as as a concept at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
Among car enthusiasts, the Acura NSX is “the bomb” (using today’s vernacular), one of a handful of retired supercars along with the Buick Grand National and Toyota Supra.
Honda manufactured the Acura NSX sports car for a number of years, with production running from 1990-2005 until the vehicle was retired.