April 17, 2003
Acura ‘Concept TL’ does away with windshield wipers
New York, New York – The styling of the Acura “Concept TL” performance luxury sedan is indicative of the design of the next generation TL production model, says the company.
“The Concept TL’s dynamic design is a pure expression of Acura and provides an advance preview of the all-new 2004 TL,” said Tom Elliott, executive vice president, auto operations.
The Concept TL is several inches shorter than the current production model. The stance is muscular and aggressive with pronounced fender flares and large, 4-piston Brembo brakes accenting the flangeless 19-inch alloy wheels and low profile, high performance tires.
Instead of windshield wipers, the Concept TL is designed to use a series of jet nozzles, located in the cowl area, to shoot high-pressure air onto the windshield to keep it free from rain or snow during inclement weather.
Compact side-view cameras enhance aerodynamics while providing rear visibility.
In addition to providing a glimpse of the design that will be applied to the 2004 TL when it goes on sale this fall, Acura announced that the ’04 TL will be fitted with some of the latest high technology available, including the world’s first automotive application of multichannel DVD Audio 5.1, Bluetooth wireless telephone connectivity and XM” Satellite Radio.