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Bittersweet Celebration? [View News Item]    (Score: 1, Normal) 01-31-2019 08:42
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The title sums it up. SH-AWD has probably been Acura's biggest technological asset in the past 15 years. It's a remarkable bit of engineering but what have they done with it?

Despite some success, on the whole they've failed themselves. You still can't get it on the ILX, they didn't bother putting it on the 2G RDX, they flubbed the launch of eSH-AWD on the RLX with the product nowhere to be found for over a year after press hype/anticipation, they've failed to come up with a high-performance version that isn't the [unattainable] NSX, and for the vehicles so equipped how many of those owners really understand its benefits?

So happy anniversary, Acura. Even though some other AWD systems have caught up, it's not too late to right the wrongs. Put it on everything, don't even offer a front wheel drive TLX or RLX, and proudly educate buyers why it's the best thing going.


 
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