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The redesigned 2009 Acura TL will arrive in showrooms this fall, Honda announced today. The redesigned luxury sedan will be available in two distinctive versions including the first ever application of ‘Super Handling All-Wheel Drive’ (SH-AWD) on TL.

So far, details are sparse, and only a single image has been released.
http://www.leftlanenews.com/acura-tl.html
 

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The lower part of the front fascia is pretty sweet, but I hate that disposable shaving razor grille. And what's with the odd front fender? Seems like they were trying so desperately to make it stick out that...well, they did THAT.
 

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I like the wheels.
 

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I hate that they used the 2nd gen MDX-like grill. Otherwise it's badass for a FWD sporty sedan.
 

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This looks like its going up aganist Maxima than anything else. Perhaps Saab 9-3, but Saab is really outclassed save for the black turbo
 

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I heard that it was also going to have Super Handling Intelligent Traction and optional Brake Oversteer Xtreme(SH-IT BO-X).

Honda has also enhanced it's Aerodynamic Speed Sensitivity (A-SS) styling theme so all Honda and Acura cars will continue to look like A-SS.
 

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The Maxima better watch out.......I am faintly reminded of the new Accord though given that view. With those headlights + the rims, that's a pretty nifty looking ride. :yup:
 

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Very nice! Looks better than the previous generation (which wasn't bad looking).
 

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Far too many design cliches jumbled into one big mess. Honda/Acura continues designing themselves into oblivion.
 

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Yikes! That new look for Acura with the huge metal blade in front is just horrendous! I can't believe they're going to put that piece of crap on every new vehicle they offer!!
 

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Yikes! That new look for Acura with the huge metal blade in front is just horrendous! I can't believe they're going to put that piece of crap on every new vehicle they offer!!


Yes, the Honda Company is working wonders with their grill designs over the last few years. It's almost as if they are testing the public to see if ugly designs can sell on reputation alone.

 

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Holy fugly...

TSX- Ugly
RL- Uglier
TL- Fugliest....

Lets start from the back...
Fat, Lexus GS rear end looks like the trunk is a little bulge off the rear glass.
Infinity M class's green house including its chrome trim
Camry's unnessessary front fender bulge that is tied into the only body line so it looks like someone sneezed when they were trying to draw a straight line
Grill is Acura ugly. Honda should really stop with the grills.
Lower facia area looks like cheap, with the two-tied fog lights? Not sure...
Car looks like its 5000lbs. The wheels look too small for its mass.
Im sure that this car will handle and perform like a dream, which means that most if not all car mags will not mention the amazingly outlandishness of the body.
 

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Camry.
 

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Im sure that this car will handle and perform like a dream, which means that most if not all car mags will not mention the amazingly outlandishness of the body.
We'll see. It remains nose heavy and FWD (or AWD), so it starts off with a handicap vs. 3-series/Infiniti G. And the handling of the new TSX (if you listen to some of the rags) has been seriously dumbed-down from the last-gen.
 

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Im sure that this car will handle and perform like a dream, which means that most if not all car mags will not mention the amazingly outlandishness of the body.
Don't count on it. The press is largely still ga-ga over the Accord's handling, but the current TL hasn't gotten much praise next to the G35 or CTS in years.
 
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