It would seem that time has run out for the Acura RLX, at any rate in North America. Various sources report that the extravagance car is being chopped out from Acura’s lineup after the 2020 model year. It won’t totally vanish from presence in any case, as it will keep on being sold in different markets under the Honda brand where it’s referred to as nothing less than a Legend.
The news got through a correspondence from Honda to its vendors network in North America. An agent apparently disclosed to Automotive News that the organization’s RDX and MDX SUVs are currently the volume merchants for North American purchasers, and that is totally obvious when taking a gander at Acura marketing projections for 2019. The RDX was Acura’s top of the line vehicle a year ago with 62,876 units sold. Joined, RDX and MDX piled on about 115,000 deals. Then again, in the primary quarter of this current year, Acura sold only 179 RLXs.
The RLX wasn’t close to as mainstream. Truth be told, Acura detailed only 1,019 RLX deals for the whole year. Indeed, 2019 was harsh for basically every sedan vehicle available, however RLX deals in 2018 – the year it got a noteworthy revive – just added up to 1,931 sold units. With such lackluster sales figures in the showrooms, the current scenario was pretty much foreseen for the Acura’s flagship car quite a while prior.
In an announcement, Acura stated: “Today, we told Acura sellers of our arrangement to suspend deals of the RLX in North America at the finish of the 2020 model year, as we make noteworthy interests in the prominent models that speak to Acura’s future.” The organization said it will concentrate on its “volume pioneers,” the RDX and MDX, just as the up and coming performance-focused 2021 Acura TLX.
The Acura RLX initially came into existence in 2014. The costly sedan was not able to earn the “impressive” badge with pundits panning the vehicle’s unassuming styling, non-appealing execution, and a general flatness for something evaluated in the $60,000 territory. The broad invigorate that sought the 2018 model year tended to a portion of those issues – outside styling was more attractive – however it neglected to make an energetic association with customers. It a domain of back and all-wheel-drive rivalry, while the RLX turned the front wheels in standard structure with all-wheel-drive just offered in the hybrid models of the sedan.