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Acura Exhibits RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD, a China Premiere, at the Beijing International Automobile Exhibition (Auto China 2014)

Tokyo, Apr 21, 2014 - (JCN Newswire) - Acura today exhibited the China premiere of the RLX hybrid version equipped with the Sport Hybrid SH-AWD (Super Handling - All Wheel Drive) system, at the 13th Beijing International Automobile Exhibition (Auto China 2014, press day: April 20, 2014, public days: April 21-29, 2014).

Unveiling RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD

The RLX hybrid model was unveiled as a new addition to the existing RLX FWD model lineup in China. The model is equipped with the Sport Hybrid SH-AWD, a high-efficiency and high-output hybrid system that realizes both excellent driving performance and fuel economy at the same time. The combination of a 3.5 L direct-injection I-VTEC V-6 engine, a 7-speed DCT* system with a built-in high-output motor, and a rear drive unit with two built-in independent motors takes linear acceleration and outstanding handling to another level.

The RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD, a luxury vehicle with unprecedented driving pleasure for the new era, will be launched in Chinese market in August of this year.

Also on display is the NSX Concept, a concept car for the next generation super sports model.

Comments by Seiji Kuraishi, president of Honda Motor (China) Investment Co., Ltd.

"Together with Guangzhou Automobile Group, we began discussing concrete plans toward the start of local production of Acura models in China in 2016. Through our collaboration, we will establish a structure that enables us to deliver the best Acura products for Chinese customers with speed and at appropriate prices. Acura products offer the greatest "fun of driving" realized by the greatest and most sophisticated powertrain technologies. The NSX Concept is the model that embodies such value to the fullest extent. We will begin communicating about the Acura brand more loudly, more clearly and in more places."

*DCT stands for Dual Clutch Transmission

About Honda

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (TSE:7267/NYSE:HMC) is one of the leading manufacturers of automobiles and power products and the largest manufacture of motorcycles in the world. Honda has always sought to provide genuine satisfaction to people worldwide. The result is more than 120 manufacturing facilities in 30 countries worldwide, producing a wide range of products, including motorcycles, ATVs, generators, marine engines, lawn and garden equipment and automobiles that bring the company into contact with over 19 million customers annually. For more information, please visit http://world.honda.com.

Source: Honda

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