2012 Acura TL
2012 Acura TL. Click image to enlarge

Vancouver, British Columbia – The newly-refined 2012 Acura TL has made its Western Canadian debut at the Vancouver International Auto Show. Delivering improved performance, upgraded technology and revised design, the TL includes a new Sequential SportShift six-speed automatic transmission for better fuel economy.

A new Elite trim has been added to the TL SH-AWD model, available now at dealerships starting at $39,490.

“The 2012 Acura TL is refined yet aggressive,” said Alexandre Roger, assistant vice-president of Canada’s Acura division. “Already known for its performance and superb handling, the enhanced TL provides a sophisticated new look and technologies designed to take TL to the next level.”

The new Sequential SportShift is applied to all TL models with automatic transmission. In addition to improved efficiency, a sport-minded double-kickdown feature lets the driver command a double downshift, such as from fifth to third gear. The Drive-by-Wire throttle system also creates a throttle blip to help match gear speeds while downshifting. A new multi-clutch torque converter reduces heat buildup and allows for lockup activation during a much wider range of driving conditions for improved fuel economy.

Changes to the TL also include redesigned bumpers and grille, updated headlights and turn signals, new taillights and a thinner rear trunk edge trim.