[home][rumors and news][model release matrix][dealer network][desktop calendar][exhaust notes][tov forums][links][search][sponsors][garage][login]

Tire Rack Upgrade Garage
 Search for a Dealer:
 Canadian Flag US Flag
 Honda Acura
 ZIP  
Acura
There are currently no active Acura promotions
Honda
There are currently no active Honda promotions
Road Car vs. Race Car: Acura Pits NSX Supercar Against Racing Counterpart, the NSX GT3 Evo
More.......................
Honda e makes "global dynamic debut" at 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed
More.......................
American Honda reports June 2019 sales
More.......................
Confirmed: Updated 2020 Ridgeline to receive 9AT
More.......................
First Batch of the Handbuilt 2020 TLX PMC Edition Arrives
More.......................
At Long Last, Triumph for Honda in F1
More.......................
JD Power 2019 Initial Quality Study: Honda and Acura both score below industry average
More.......................
Acura announces 5-car lineup for 2019 Pikes Peak Hill Climb
More.......................
Civic --> Re: Motortrend: 2019 Civic vs 2020 Corolla
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: New mid-engine Chevy Corvette Stingray leaked
Join Discussion......
ZDX --> Re: ZDX Spotted
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: Acura RDX driving down stairs
Join Discussion......
Strictly Technical --> Re: Video: Hondy Indycar engine compared with CTR
Join Discussion......
Professional Motorsports --> Re: F1 - 2019 British Grand Prix
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: Ford knew Focus, Fiesta models had flawed transmission, sold them anyway
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: The slow death of anything interesting
Join Discussion......
Civic --> Re: Civic Refresh Photos???
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: I'M BACK IN THE HONDA GAME!!!!!!
Join Discussion......
Ridgeline - General Talk --> Re: 2020 Ridgeline
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Reasonable guidelines for oil changes and tire rotations?
Join Discussion......
Professional Motorsports --> Re: Autosport: BrawnGP Retrospective
Join Discussion......
Civic --> Re: 2009 Civic SI common problems
Join Discussion......
Audio & Electronics --> Re: 2016 MDX ELS audio setup
Join Discussion......
Acura Marks 15th Anniversary of Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™
 Date: January 30, 2019 09:00
 Submitted by:  JeffX
 Source: Acura Press Release
 Credibility Rating: Not Specified


Jan 30, 2019 - TORRANCE, Calif.
  • Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) performance technology spans four generations, currently available on 5 of 6 Acura models
  • Global sales of SH-AWD-equipped Acura vehicles to top one million in 2019, with more than 925,000 sold to-date

Acura is celebrating the 15th anniversary of its industry-leading Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) technology with a new video that illustrates SH-AWD®’s performance prowess and unique history. Acura’s groundbreaking SH-AWD® technology has long set the bar for performance-enhancing torque vectoring AWD and is now offered on five of six Acura models in either mechanical (SH-AWD) or electric (Sport Hybrid SH-AWD) form. Additionally, Acura will surpass the one-million mark in global sales of SH-AWD®-equipped vehicles later this year.

In 2004, the first generation of Acura SH-AWD debuted on the 2005 RL sedan as the world’s first torque-vectoring all-wheel drive system. The technology, which dynamically distributes engine torque for enhanced handling and cornering performance, has been continuously advanced through multiple generations of development and deployed on Acura’s most popular models. The newest and most powerful generation of mechanical Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) debuted on the 2019 RDX in June 2018, boasting 40 percent more torque capacity at the rear axle, quicker front-to-rear torque transfer and 30 percent quicker transfer of torque between the left and right rear wheels.

Acura SH-AWD was expanded into the electrified realm with the launch of Sport Hybrid SH-AWD in the 2014 RLX Sport Hybrid. This was followed by the second generation NSX, the only electrified supercar on sale today, and 2017 MDX Sport Hybrid. Sport Hybrid SH-AWD utilizes instantly available electric motor torque to elevate dynamic performance and efficiency. The Acura MDX and RLX apply a rear-mounted Twin Motor Unit (TMU) and front-mounted gas-electric hybrid engine, while the Acura NSX features a unique mid-engine sports car configuration with a front-mounted TMU. Despite configuration differences, all three Sport Hybrid models apply the same technology and utilize many of the same components across supercar, SUV and sedan.

Acura SH-AWD: Through the Years

1st Generation SH-AWD
Applied on:
About:
RL (2005-2012)
The world’s first all-wheel drive platform that actively and continually distributes torque not only to enhance traction, but also to elevate cornering performance. By overdriving the rear wheels SH-AWD can provide an inward yaw moment while accelerating into and through corners.
2nd Generation SH-AWD
Applied on:
About:
MDX (2007-2015)
RDX (2007-2012)
TL (2009-2014)
ZDX (2010-2013)
SH-AWD is enhanced with Hill Logic that automatically adjusts the front/rear torque split based on the grade of the underlying surface as well the integration of Vehicle Stability Assit (VSA) and, in 2009, Traction Control Systems (TCS). The rear differential is constantly overdriven by 1.7 percent.
3rd Generation SH-AWD
Applied on:
About:
MDX (2016-Present)
TLX (2015-Present)
The 3rd generation system utilizes a 25 percent lighter rear differential with reduced friction and increased yaw effect. The rear differential is constantly overdriven by 2.7 percent, providing a greater torque-vectoring effect across a broader spectrum of driving conditions to further enhance cornering capability.
4th Generation SH-AWD
Applied on:
About:
RDX (2019-Present)
The newest version of Acura’s mechanical SH-AWD is more compact than before while offering 30 percent faster response and a 40 percent increase in maximum torque capacity.
Sport Hybrid SH-AWD
Applied on:
About:
RLX (2015-Present)
NSX (2017-Present)
MDX (2017-Present)
The first and still only electric torque-vectoring system in the world to enhance every element of dynamic performance – acceleration, braking and cornering – able to apply both positive and negative electric motor torque with instantaneous response on- and off-throttle.

About Acura
Acura is a leading automotive luxury nameplate that delivers Precision Crafted Performance – a commitment to evocative styling, high performance and innovative engineering, all built on a foundation of quality and reliability. The Acura lineup features six distinctive models – the RLX premium luxury sedan, the TLX performance luxury sedan, the ILX sport sedan, the five-passenger RDX luxury crossover SUV, the seven-passenger Acura MDX, America's all-time best-selling three-row luxury SUV, and the next-generation, electrified NSX supercar.

Five of the six Acura models sold in North America are made in central Ohio, using domestic and globally-sourced parts, including the ILX and TLX luxury sports sedans (Marysville Auto Plant), the RDX and MDX luxury SUVs (East Liberty Auto Plant) and the Acura NSX supercar, which is built to order at the Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio.

Additional media information including pricing, features & specifications and high-resolution photography is available at AcuraNews.com. Consumer information is available at Acura.com. Follow Acura on social media at Acura.us/SocialChannels.

Last edited by JeffX on January 29, 2019 18:27

Click Here to Submit Your Comments

Viewing Threshold (What is this?)

[fancy] [flat] [simple]
Subject Thread Originator Replies Last Post
  Marketing?
DCR 7
  Sport hybrid
Brutus 9
  Did they ever put it in a chassis that weighed less than 3600lbs?
revvin 4
  Bittersweet Celebration?
gofast182 0
  Okay...
Hondatalover 1
  4th generation SH-AWD
Sasker 2
2019 Honda Passport PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
2019 Acura NSX PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
First Drive: 2019 Acura ILX
Read Article....................
2019 Acura ILX PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
First Drive: 2019 Honda Pilot
Read Article....................
2019 Honda Pilot PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
Contact TOV | Submit Your Article | Submit Your Link | Advertise | TOV Shop | Events | Our Sponsors | TOV Archives
Copyright © 2019 Velocitech Inc. All information contained herein remains the property of Velocitech Inc.
The Temple of VTEC is not affiliated with American Honda Motor Co., Inc. TOV Policies and Guidelines - Credits - Privacy Policy
30