Company presented the updated 2018 Acura RLX, which received a modified appearance, executed in accordance with the new design direction of the Japanese brand. The public premiere of the novelty will be held on August 15, 2017, at a special event in California. Restyling 2017-2018 Acura RLX received a pentagonal grille, chrome inserts in the form of boomerangs on the front bumper and facet lights. The hood of the sedan became noticeably more impressive, and between its lid and the grille appeared a wide jumper. Four-door fodder received a new bumper with a simulated diffuser, while the pattern of LED lights became more elegant. As for the interior, then there are at least a minimum of changes. The Japanese installed a slightly different armchair in the new model’s cabin and also used higher quality finishing materials. The new 2018 Acura RLX is still driven by the 3.5-liter V6 naturally aspirated engine developing 314 hp. On the pre-reform machine, such a motor works in tandem with a six-speed automatic, and in an updated one – with a 10-speed automatic. The car has a front-wheel drive and fully-controlled chassis AWS, while representatives of the brand assure that the model of 2018 has become more economical. As for the hybrid modification of the sedan, this version retained the previous V6, which works in conjunction with an electric motor and a seven-step preselective robot, propelling the front wheels. Two more electric motors are installed on the rear axle, with each of them driving its own wheel independently. The rotary mechanism of the wheels on the RLX Hybrid is not present, while the peak power of the unit is 382 hp. In fact, on the updated hybrid Acura RLX, the Japanese changed only the settings, reviewing the logic of electric motors based on the experience of working on a supercar NSX 2 equipped with a similar power plant. Note that if earlier Acura RLX could be purchased in one of two fixed configurations, now the four-door is offered exclusively in the top version. The equipment list includes the Krell audio system, front seat ventilation, a 360-degree view camera, Active Acura Watch active kit, steering wheel and rear sofa heating and much more. The launch of the updated 2018 Acura RLX in the US is scheduled for November 2017 at a price of $61,000 for a version with a gasoline engine. At the same time, the cost of the hybrid modification will be about $66,000.