It's been three months since Acura unveiled the supposedly production-ready TLX sedan at the New York Auto Show, but dealers have yet to receive any units to sell. That's because, as we reported back in April, production of the TLX was pushed back. We're glad to report now, however, that production has commenced at the Marysville Auto Plant in Ohio.

The Honda facility in Marysville, just south of Columbus, also produces the Accord sedan and coupe for local consumption and export. With over 30 years since its founding, the factory has previously handled production of the Acura TL and RDX as well as the company's Gold Wing motorcycles.

The Marysville Auto Plant is one of many facilities which Honda operates in Ohio. Among the others, you'll also find the East Liberty assembly plant that handles the Acura RDX as well as the Honda Crosstour and CR-V, an engine plant in Anna, a transmission factory in Russells Point, several R&D centers, component manufacturers and a new Performance Manufacturing Center being built to handle the coming NSX sports car in Marysville.

The TLX is a new model that replaces both the previous TSX and TL sedans, slotting in above the smaller ILX and below the flagship RLX in Acura's updated four-door sedan lineup. It's being offered with either a 2.4-liter four driving 206 horsepower to the front wheels or a 3.5-liter V6 with 290 hp and all-wheel drive. The addition of the TLX production line now means that over 90 percent of Acuras sold in America are built in America.
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All-New 2015 Acura TLX Performance Sedan Begins Production in Marysville, Ohio
07/14/2014 - MARYSVILLE, Ohio

Acura today marked the start of mass-production of the all-new 2015 Acura TLX at the Marysville Auto Plant with Acura's new performance luxury sedan slated to land at dealerships nationwide in August. With the launch of the new TLX, more than 90 percent of Acura vehicles sold in America are now produced in America1.

Designed, developed and engineered by R&D teams in Ohio and Los Angeles, and manufactured exclusively in Ohio, the all-new 2015 TLX delivers on its advertising tagline of "It's that kind of thrill" combining incredible sports-sedan athleticism with premium luxury-sedan refinement. The new TLX is a technological powerhouse, featuring two advanced new powertrains and two next-generation Acura precision-handling technologies – Precision All-Wheel Steer (P-AWS) and Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) – all delivered in a sophisticated and dynamic new exterior package.

"The start of mass production of the TLX marks a new era for our Acura sedan lineup," said Mike Accavitti, senior vice president and general manager of Acura. "The TLX is built in a world-class facility with a world class workforce and we can't wait to get this thrilling sedan into the hands of our customers in just a few short weeks."

"We are proud to be the exclusive global manufacturer of the Acura TLX," added Marysville Auto Plant Manager, Rob May. "Working side-by-side with our Acura engineers, our dedicated team of manufacturing associates is committed to exceeding the expectations of every customer and producing the best products in the world."

Located northwest of Columbus, Ohio, the Marysville Auto Plant implemented sophisticated new manufacturing technologies to assure superior build quality and luxury refinement. Innovations to the manufacturing process included a new roll hemming technology that allows for more sophisticated vehicle styling, and the application of new sound-deadening materials that contribute to the ultra-quiet cabin of the TLX.

The TLX's two powerful and efficient direct-injected engines – a 206-horsepower 2.4-liter DOHC inline 4-cylinder, and a 290-horsepower 3.5-liter SOHC V-6 – are both produced locally, at the company's state-of-the-art engine plant in nearby Anna, Ohio.

About Acura
Acura offers a full line of technologically advanced performance-luxury vehicles through a network of approximately 270 U.S. Acura dealers. The Acura lineup features five distinctive models – the RLX luxury flagship sedan, the TLX performance luxury sedan, the ILX compact luxury sedan, the 5-passenger RDX luxury crossover SUV, and the 7-passenger Acura MDX, America's all-time best-selling three-row luxury SUV. Acura was recently recognized by Edmunds.com for the third consecutive year as leading all luxury brands in retained value after five years of ownership. More than 90 percent of the Acura vehicles sold in America are produced at the company's manufacturing facilities in America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.

About Honda in Ohio
Based on the company's longstanding commitment to "build products close to the customer," Honda began auto production at its first U.S. auto plant more than 30 years ago, on November 1, 1982, in Marysville, Ohio. Using domestic and globally sourced parts, Honda now has the capacity to build 680,000 automobiles annually at its two Ohio auto plants.

Honda also has established substantial R&D operations in Ohio, along with other operations that support product development, manufacturing and sales of Honda and Acura products in North America. The company's total investment in its extensive operations in Ohio totals $9 billion. Honda employs 14,200 Ohioans and tens of thousands more through its suppliers and other business partners.

For More Information
Consumer information is available at http://www.acura.com/. To join the Acura community on Facebook, visit www.facebook.com/Acura. Additional media information including detailed pricing features and high-resolution photography of the Acura line can be found at http://www.acuranews.com/

1 More than 90 percent of the Acura vehicles sold in America are produced at the company's manufacturing facilities in America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.


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      Jimmy Joe
      • 5 Months Ago
      I'm ready to test drive this. Want to drive the V6 SH-AWD, but will probably be happy with a 4 cylinder.
      mikoprivat
      • 5 Months Ago
      all the ohio hicks are out en masse defending this joke not because it's good or bad but because it's built in ohio...but then\m can you blame them?? all the toyota hillbillies from KY, TX, TN are like organized crime when it comes to defending their horrible contraptions Autoblog is not about cars anymore, it's about politics, your or your mother's job at toyota or I own a honda therefore it's the best car. etc.
        larrynatve
        • 5 Months Ago
        @mikoprivat
        you're crazy
          mikoprivat
          • 5 Months Ago
          @larrynatve
          and you're an idiot if you think that I'm crazy. You people are not even capable of admitting let alone recognizing your simplemindedness
          TooManyCars
          • 5 Months Ago
          @larrynatve
          never mind him. He's "liberal" and "progressive" and "forward thinking" and "all knowing".... You betcha!
        Glenn
        • 5 Months Ago
        @mikoprivat
        Whats a then\m?
      Zeta
      • 5 Months Ago
      I just hope this one is doing better than the TSX and TL that it replaces.
      Mchicha Wacheza
      • 5 Months Ago
      There is already a fire sale. Lease one for $299.00 per month, with $2499.00 due at signing, plus tax and registration... http://www.acura.com/TLXLanding.aspx
        Matt
        • 5 Months Ago
        @Mchicha Wacheza
        My $38k MSRP BMW 320i leases for $336/month, nothing down. After the Stage 1 tune ($400), it makes about 260 HP, is RWD, has a manual transmission, and I got 43 MPG on my last road trip. My prior car was an Acura, but why would I spend BMW money on an Accord with a chrome beak? Acura brings nothing to the table.
          Milkcedes
          • 5 Months Ago
          @Matt
          It's for people who wants to keep their car longer than 4 years.
          superchan7
          • 5 Months Ago
          @Matt
          People buying TLXs aren't the type that want to lease a base engine and throw a chip on it. They want a reliable commuter car with real leather (optional on BMW) and a high number of standard features (optional on BMW). They typically don't like $300/each run-flat tires (standard on BMW). They also want a car that lasts > 150k miles without major maintenance (not to be expected on BMW).
          i_heart_2_pwn_u
          • 5 Months Ago
          @Matt
          38k is also toyota avalon money, but don't let that stop the parade to celebrate your 320i lease.
          DavidG
          • 5 Months Ago
          @Matt
          $336 a month with nothing down? Really Matt? No...really? The best deal their website is showing is $309 a month with $3750 down (comes out to over $400 a month if you did nothing down). But of course that lease offer comes with lots of really nice options like satellite radio, Bluetooth, and an IPOD/USB adaptor. WTF! Why isn't that stuff standard? I think even KIA makes that stuff standard!
          Matt
          • 5 Months Ago
          @Matt
          Milkcedes, I kept my previous Acura TSX (purchased new for $26k) for a decade, and after I sold it I calculated the monthly cost including depreciation, maintenance, and repairs. It came to about $150/month. Pretty good, but I realized that for only $6/day more, I could just lease the BMW with more power, better fuel economy, and much better handling. Sure the Acura saved me a bit of money, but I had to drive an older car that handled poorly and had zero torque. The Acura did have a better manual shifter by a mile (so credit where it's due) but otherwise it was a car that produced zero emotional response. Isn't a car that brings a smile to your face worth $6/day? Superchan, the 18" run-flats on my car (Pirelli P7 A/S) are $161 each on Tirerack, which is about the same as non run-flat 18s. The run-flat feature has already saved me the headache of installing a spare on the side of a busy highway, so I'm sold on the technology. Besides, there's nothing saying you have to use run-flats; plenty of BMW owners use go-flats+a tire repair kit. DavidG, you clearly don't understand BMW leasing. The website deals are for MSRP-incentives, but most dealers work from invoice pricing. Then you can subtract BMW and USAA/BMWCCA rebates from the invoice price. Then you can do 7 Security Deposits to buy down the Money Factor. My $38k MSRP car's cap cost was actually $34k, and the residual was $25k. So I only have to pay $9k of depreciation over 36 months, and not much rent because I bought the MF down with MSDs. i_heart, no one would cross-shop a Sport Package+Manual Transmission BMW against a retirement barge like the Avalon, so I fail to see you point. Most people cross-shop the 320i ZSP against cars like the GTI, WRX, and ATS.
          jessesrq
          • 5 Months Ago
          @Matt
          Matt - Don't bother with logic here. If there is anything AB comments love to hate on more than BMW pricing, it is those who lease their cars.
        tj.james8
        • 5 Months Ago
        @Mchicha Wacheza
        That's a pretty normal lease deal for a sub-$32K car. No fire sale here.
        550PlusX5
        • 5 Months Ago
        @Mchicha Wacheza
        That isn't a firesale. That's almost the same as what an A3 leases for..
      jj72
      • 5 Months Ago
      Wow. A sedan that basically is a mix of the TSX and TL. Same engines, same look.....zero personality or passion. Acura doesn't have any sedan that can be compared to any Audi or BMW. Sales would next to non existent without their SUV's.
        Mchicha Wacheza
        • 5 Months Ago
        @jj72
        Even their SUV's are fugly to the core, and look haphazardly put together.. then you look inside and see the imp that is driving it, you understand why.
          superchan7
          • 5 Months Ago
          @Mchicha Wacheza
          Plenty of stereotypes of coal rollers and Prius drivers, but now Acura MDXs are driven by "imps"? Really?
          athought
          • 5 Months Ago
          @Mchicha Wacheza
          I think in the post Game of Thrones world we live in, "Imp" is a complement. All hail Tyrion!
        knightrider_6
        • 5 Months Ago
        @jj72
        Yes, Acura is a class above CrapWagen and BMW.
        jessesrq
        • 5 Months Ago
        @jj72
        Acura still trades on value. At least with its sedans, the brand is not targeting Audi, BMW or even Cadillac. As much as their marketing touts innovation, the brand functions like Kia in offering as much content as possible at an attractive price. So you get maybe 85% of the German luxury experience for 85% of the price, or something like that. How this is a bad thing, though? I had two Acuras, and I appreciated their value even knowing I was not getting (or paying for) a BMW driving experience. I prefer my current BMW over my previous Acuras, but I cannot fault anyone for wanting a luxury experience without the German price tag.
      Mchicha Wacheza
      • 5 Months Ago
      3.5 V6 does not even crack 300 HP, the old Saab 3.0 V6 makes as much pawa and more torques. Die pig, die
        r67bennett
        • 5 Months Ago
        @Mchicha Wacheza
        Naturaly aspirated vs turbocharged nice try son.
          Mchicha Wacheza
          • 5 Months Ago
          @r67bennett
          No, no, the 3.0 liter is the non turbo one, which was also used in the 2012 Equinox.
          Mchicha Wacheza
          • 5 Months Ago
          @r67bennett
          The Turbo V6 Saab is a 2.8 motor..
        tj.james8
        • 5 Months Ago
        @Mchicha Wacheza
        The 3.0 V6 in the Saab 9-4X was rated 265 hp and 223 ft lb torque which is less hp and less torque than the TLX V6.
      Neez
      • 5 Months Ago
      So what they are really saying here is that the Acura TLX is dressed up honda accord?? Even comes out of the same factory?
        Mchicha Wacheza
        • 5 Months Ago
        @Neez
        Yes
        mikeybyte1
        • 5 Months Ago
        @Neez
        Engine/transmission combos are unique to TLX. Not to mention AWD option.
        tj.james8
        • 5 Months Ago
        @Neez
        Lots of luxury cars are based on lower level models. There are a number of things unique to the TLX like AWD. The TLX starts just under $32K but even an Accord Touring can run over $34K so it's all a matter of picking the type of car you want as far as options, features, tech, etc.
      550PlusX5
      • 5 Months Ago
      this isn't a bad car, especially in AWD form. I'm sure it will sell pretty well. With 90% of Hondas sold in america being made in North America, part of this is a definite win for American workers...
        churchmotor
        • 5 Months Ago
        @550PlusX5
        the TSX and Fit were imported, but now the Fit is made in North America, the TSX is being replaced by the Ohio built TLX. I think this leaves only the RLX as an import.
          normc32
          • 5 Months Ago
          @churchmotor
          I don't think you own HMC!
      Krayzie
      • 5 Months Ago
      Thanks for the Acura snooze! I mean, news.
      Merc1
      • 5 Months Ago
      Really nice Accord. M
        superchan7
        • 5 Months Ago
        @Merc1
        Even if you think it looks like an Accord (it doesn't), that's the point. That's what people want, so that's what Acura and Lexus sell. Accord and Camry reliability, with luxury-level features and design.
      mrbills78
      • 5 Months Ago
      Am I the only person in the world that thinks they drew their inspiration from a bottle opener? It's all I can see when I look at the front of these cars.
      xder345
      • 5 Months Ago
      You know what's dumb about the TLX? I can't get the 4-banger with the Advance Package....Why can't I have vented seats with the smaller engine??? With efficiency being all the rage these days, it seems like a dumb move. I don't need the v6 in my small car...the 4 will do nicely...it also seems rather cheap...a loaded Ford Fusion is pushing $39k and I can get all of the tech of the TLX (minus the 4-wheel steering stuff) with a turbo-4 or hybrid powertrain...
        Luc K
        • 5 Months Ago
        @xder345
        And you only have passenger height adjustable seats in V6 model:-(. Also I'd prefer SH-AWD with 4 cylinder but unfortunately n/a either. That said pricing is pretty good (probably because of limited variations). Fusion is not as luxurious and not that much price difference. Advance packing has some features Fusion doesn't have with active safety systems (braking and lane correction).
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