And we think we know what it will be.
Acura was planning to unveil its latest product at the 2020 New York Auto Show. With that and future shows now canceled or postponed, an Acura spokesperson confirmed to CarBuzz that "the reveal we had planned for NY will likely be revealed digitally," adding that the company "should have more to share on those plans in the weeks ahead."
The carmaker has yet to confirm what this new model will be but based on recent test mule sightings and the company's product timeline, it is safe to assume that the Acura TLX is up for a full redesign influenced heavily by the Type S Concept.
We weren't given an exact date for the reveal but it seems safe to assume that the all-new TLX will make its debut sometime this year. So far, the only New York reveal that has made an online debut is the Genesis G80, though it was likely going to be presented in South Korea prior to its US debut. Many automakers were forced to present their latest reveals online when the 2020 Geneva Motor Show was canceled and we assume more might follow Acura's lead here with digital debuts.
The 2021 Acura TLX is expected to arrive sporting the same 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine used in the RDX, where it produces 272 horsepower. Honda also uses versions of this engine in the Accord and the Civic Type R. Acura will also bring back the Type S name along with a rumored twin-turbocharged V6 that will likely see duty in the new TLX. We expect this new engine to produce at least 400 hp, which should make the new TLX Type S a worthy successor to the old TL Type S.