Chicago Auto Show: New Acura RL Tries Harder

Posted by: David Kiley on February 7, 2008


The Acura RL has long been a neglected entry in the luxury segment. It always seems to be a little too small, a little under-powered. And the brand doesn’t quite say luxury.

The Honda unit showed a new RL this week.

Performance improves with the RL thanks to a new, larger 3.7-liter V-6 that incorporates the first ever SOHC use of VTEC® valvetrain actuation for both the intake and exhaust valves.

“RL represents the very best we have to offer in terms of engineering, technology, performance, luxury and safety”, said Dick Colliver, executive vice president, sales. “It’s designed for a new generation of performance-luxury buyers looking to travel more quickly, more efficiently and more connected to the world around them.”

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