What’s New with the 2018 Acura RLX Redesign?

November 18th, 2017 by

2018 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid in Brilliant Red Metallic

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The 2018 Acura RLX experienced a complete redesign, adopting the overall design direction that the brand is taking. It’s a step forward for both the RLX and Acura, and enhances style, sophistication, and performance at all levels. The redesign features:

  • New exterior design including a signature front grille
  • New interior design with luxurious new materials and color palettes
  • New driver-assist technology


Exterior Style

The 2018 Acura RLX boasts new front and rear styling. The changes adhere to a new design direction that Acura is pursuing, punctuated by a signature diamond pentagon front grille. Other new design details include a sculpted hood, refreshed wheel designs, new LED taillights, and exposed dual exhaust finishers. The RLX also incorporates six new exterior paint options, so drivers can choose among Brilliant Red Metallic, Fathom Blue Pearl, Lunar Silver Metallic, and more.


Interior Style

Inside the cabin, the materials have been refurbished and the seats are Milano leather with high-contrast piping and stitching. The interior leather also adds a new color choice of a rich Espresso, making the interior luxurious and sophisticated. Other colors include Ebony, Greystone, and Seacoast.


New Technology

The redesign of the RLX also incorporates an addition to AcuraWatch, Acura’s package of driver-assistance technology. The new Traffic Jam Assist system works in conjunction with the Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow feature. Drivers select a desired speed and distance interval with the car ahead of them, and even when the RLX is stuck in traffic, the system will keep the RLX in the center of the lane and within the desired range of the car ahead, keeping the RLX adapting to the natural flow of heavy traffic. Other AcuraWatch features include:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Lane Keeping Assist System
  • Road Departure Mitigation
  • Lane Departure Warning


Test Drive Today

Find out more about the redesign of the 2018 Acura RLX by contacting us or visiting your nearest Chicagoland Acura Dealer. Explore current offers and financing options, and get behind the wheel for a test drive today.

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