Acura Announces Type S Variant for 2021 TLX To Go On Sale In May
Acura has announced that the highly anticipated 2021 TLX Type S will go on sale in May, returning the Type S performance brand to Acura showrooms for the first time in more than a decade. Building on the award-winning second-generation Acura TLX, which went on sale in September, the TLX Type S debuts a brand-exclusive turbocharged V6 engine, sport-tuned chassis with double wishbone front suspension and Brembo brakes to become the quickest and best-handling Type S in Acura history.
Powering the 2021 TLX Type S is an all-new 3.0-liter Type S Turbo V6 that produces 355 horsepower and 354 lb.-ft. of torque – making it the most powerful Type S yet. A double-wishbone front suspension and Type S-exclusive Sport+ driving mode also have been specially engineered to provide additional performance and driver enjoyment and, for the first time in a Type S model, power is distributed through Acura’s Super Handling All-Wheel Drive system with torque vectoring.
The 2021 TLX Type S is available in one of six exterior colors paired with three interior options, including an all-new Tiger Eye Pearl paint and Orchid leather interior – both exclusive to Type S. Numerous exterior signatures distinguish the TLX performance variant, including an open-surface diamond pentagon grille for increased airflow, large-quad exhaust outlets and two-wheel options including an NSX-inspired lightweight wheel wrapped in a 255-series Pirelli P-Zero summer tire.
Inside, Type S drivers are treated to Ultrasuede trimmed 16-way power seats with adjustable side bolstering and Type S embossing on the headrests. Type S comes well-equipped with several premium features from the TLX Advance Package, including the ELS STUDIO 3D 17-speaker premium audio system.
When it arrives at showrooms in late May, the 2021 Acura TLX Type S will carry a MSRP in the low $50,000s. Detailed information will be available closer to its on-sale date.