• Jul 21, 2008
Click above for more shots of the 2009 Acura TL.

The 2009 Acura TL has been spied enough times to rival the Chevrolet Camaro and Nissan GT-R, and even though Acura has already released a teaser of the TL ahead of its official launch, the overly airbrushed glamour shot doesn't accurately reflect what the TL will look like in the flesh.

Our new friend Dariusz came across a handful of images of the TL hanging out in a parking lot, with only the badge on the bonnet and boot obscured by tape and the steering wheel cloaked in a towel. Check the gallery to get a detailed glimpse of the new TL and check back next month for our First Drive.



[Source: Buckeye1 via Flickr]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Am I the only one that has some love for this car? I think the TSX and accord coupe look nice as well (still not a fan of the Accord Sedan).
      • 6 Years Ago
      Honda's become quite competent at proving they have no business fielding a brand like acura against the likes of lexus and infiniti let alone bmw and audi. We get it honda, you don't have a f*cking clue. brilliant. now stop beating a dead horse with these utterly hideous anemic cars.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Ouch. To me, it looks like the unholy love child of a last-generation Nissan Maxima and the 6000SUX from "Robocop". It seems like Acura has given up trying to figure out why bold design doesn't necessarily equal good design.
      • 6 Years Ago
      :cringe:
      • 6 Years Ago
      I would like to think that good engineering would steer me to a car, looks withstanding, but this is just way to ugly. I don't want to look like I'm driving a Transformer. Maybe this is a decoy to set lower expectations!
      • 6 Years Ago
      If your an Acura salesman, quit now! You will make much more somewhere else, in fact, anywhere else. This car needs to be held back, and redesigned. Back to the drawing board Acura!
      • 6 Years Ago
      That damn car needs to stop laughing.
      • 6 Years Ago
      That thing has a snozz only Jimmy Durante's mother could love.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I went from a 98 Prelude to an 03 RSX to an 06 TSX and was hoping to buy the new TSX. It's ugly and the price went up too much to consider, so I thought I would upgrade to a TL, thinking it would look better. It isn't.

      Honda/Acura, I have absolutely loved your products for years but wow, you have really screwed up. My TSX is gone when the warranty is up this time next year and you have nothing in the lineup to keep me around. I am already shopping Infiniti and Lexus ONLY because I can't deal with your new styling theme. Everyone that I know that knows my passion for my TSX and plans to buy a new one has made a NEGATIVE comment about the new version - these are BMW/Mercedes/Lexus/Audi type people that had no/low awareness of your products before I gave them a ride in my car, they liked it and now they only see an ugly lineup. Literally, you have thrown all of your brand equity away in a model year. You're running away from the "entry level" customer by killing the great RSX and making the TSX more appealing to old people, then making the rest of the lineup so edgy/ugly that an older, more established customer base will naturally RUN to virtually any other manufacturer.

      Swallow your pride, admit your mistakes and fix these cars immediately...don't even wait a year, just do it.

      If not, I hope you can recover in a generation or two - until then, I can't be seen in your cars.
      • 6 Years Ago
      As I said earlier, Acura has given this car a Kim Kardashian ass. In this case, it's not a good thing. And what's up with that ghetto azz grill? I swear Acura and Nissan are having a contest to see who can build the ugliest car.

      The current TL was a beautiful understated car that will look great and current for years. This bitch is fuuugly! I actually have seen a few TSX models on the road and they look great, minus the grill. WTF Acura with the ugly grillz?!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Uh can anyone say. Saturn Aura rip off!!! When will they stop copying other designs!!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Okay, last weeks sneak peak picture wasn't too bad. But now that I have seen real life pics, this thing is hideous. I feel exactly the opposite about the updated TSX.
        • 6 Years Ago
        REAlly i saw a TSX on the expressway an all i could say is OBESE!
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