Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Acura TL Wins "Best Cars for Families" Award From U.S. News & World Report

The 2013 TL, Acura's performance luxury sedan, has been named "Best Upscale Midsize Car for Families" by U.S. News & World Report in its 2013 "Best Cars for Families" awards.

"The Acura TL offers the ideal blend of performance, comfort and safety, resulting in a luxury sedan that's a smart choice for families," said Mike Accavitti, vice president of national marketing operations. "The TL provides parents with the performance they desire in a luxury sedan paired with a well-appointed interior, top safety ratings, a host of standard Acura technologies and spacious second row seating that is ideal for clients and children."

The "Best Cars for Families" awards combine quality, size and family-friendly features into a composite score. Quality is measured using a weighted average of scores from the U.S. News rankings at the time the awards are published. The rankings compare cars on the basis of safety, reliability and a consensus of automotive critics' opinions. Size is based on a vehicle's seating capacity and interior space. For family-friendly features, U.S. News factors in the availability of features deemed to be helpful to families by its editors.

Monday, February 18, 2013

All-New 2014 Acura RLX arrives at DCH Acura of Temecula

DCH Acura of Temecula is announcing the arrival of the RLX. The all-new 2014 RLX is the most powerful, spacious, and technologically advanced sedan introduced by the luxury brand. Powered by an all-new 310-horsepower direct-injected V-6 engine, and featuring an array of Acura signature technologies, including Precision All-Wheel Steer™, Jewel Eye™ LED headlights, and the next generation of the AcuraLink® connected car system, the RLX delivers new levels of technology-enhanced performance, comfort and convenience in Acura's flagship sedan.

Friday, February 1, 2013

2014 MDX Prototype provides glimpse at luxurious third-generation MDX

The 2014 Acura MDX Prototype made its world debut at the 2013 North American International Auto Show, offering a strong indication of the styling and design direction for the third generation of the popular, 7-passenger Acura MDX performance luxury SUV, launching by mid-2013 in both all-wheel-drive and front-wheel-drive layouts.

"Our goal is to advance on MDX's already great dynamic performance while improving fuel economy and luxury comfort," said Mike Accavitti, vice president of national marketing operations. "Building on the great momentum we established in 2012 with the launch this year of our flagship RLX, followed later this year by a terrific new luxury SUV in MDX we are very excited about the direction of the Acura brand. And we are truly looking forward to a great 2013."

The "Aero Sculpture" styling of the 2014 MDX Prototype pursues the direction of a smart, compact and premium appearance with low, wide and sleek proportions; a clean, efficient and uncluttered design; and elegant, premium detailing, including the signature Acura Jewel Eye™ LED headlights. This "aero" image also reflects significant gains in aerodynamic efficiency, up 16 percent compared to the outgoing 2013 MDX, achieved through extensive testing in Honda R&D Americas' new wind-tunnel laboratory in Raymond, Ohio – where the vehicle is being created.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Honda and Acura to Offer Convenience of Apple's Siri™ Eyes Free on Select 2013 Vehicles

American Honda today announced it will integrate support for Siri, the intelligent assistant that helps you get things done just by asking, into its 2013 Honda Accord and Acura RDX and ILX models as a dealer installed option. Later this year, owners with a compatible iPhone[1] running iOS 6 can direct Siri to perform a number of specific tasks while they safely keep their eyes on the road and their hands on the wheel. Using Eyes Free mode, Siri takes hands-free functionality even further and minimizes distractions even more by keeping your iOS device's screen from lighting up.

"iPhone has become so integral to people's lives that they continue to use them in their vehicles," said Vicki Poponi, assistant vice president of automobile product planning, American Honda. "Offering Honda and Acura owners Siri and its Eyes Free mode via Bluetooth is an incredible opportunity to provide next-generation connectivity and meet our customer's ever-changing needs."

Honda recognizes the power of Siri and Eyes Free mode as an in-vehicle tool that will help meet the connectivity and convenience needs of its customers in a responsible manner. Honda has reengineered its software to seamlessly integrate Siri Eyes Free mode into its Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® via the onboard microphone and speakers.

[1] Siri is available in Beta only on iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad (3rd and 4th generations), iPad mini and iPod touch (5th generation), and requires Internet access. Siri may not be available in all languages or in all areas, and features may vary by area. Cellular data charges may apply.

Monday, November 12, 2012

DCH Auto Group Temecula voted the #1 Best Car Dealership in Readers’ Choice Awards

Once a year, the Press Enterprise puts together the finest of the finest and people get to vote for their absolute favorite… favorite restaurant, favorite spa, best breakfast, best Italian restaurant… the list goes on and on. It’s a time where people throughout southern California get to cast their vote for “The Best.”

Winners of the 17th Annual Press-Enterprise Readers’ Choice Awards were recently announced and DCH Auto Group is honored that readers of The Press-Enterprise newspaper voted DCH Auto Group Temecula as the #1 Best Car Dealership in Temecula and Murrieta.

The award is a testament to our commitment of not only meeting our customer's expectations but exceeding them and making sure we are always Delivering Customer Happiness.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Acura TL Sedan Earns Top-Level GOOD Rating in New Insurance Institute Frontal Small Overlap Barrier Test

The 2012 Acura TL has earned a top-level rating of GOOD in the new Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) small overlap frontal barrier crash test, designed to simulate a collision between a vehicle and a fixed object, such as a utility pole, where only 25 percent of the vehicle's front structure is engaged by the opposing object. The TL was one of only two vehicles to achieve the highest rating of GOOD among a group of ten models that were the first to be tested under this rigorous new crash test protocol.

"Acura is working continuously to advance the safety performance of our vehicles and to provide high levels of occupant protection through smart technology and vehicle design," said Art St. Cyr, vice president of Corporate Planning and Logistics. "As one of the very first vehicles to achieve a GOOD rating in this new test, Acura illustrates the leadership of our vehicles in key areas that are important to our customers."

The new IIHS test involves a collision between a fixed five-foot-tall rigid barrier and a vehicle traveling at 40 miles per hour. This frontal impact test focuses stress on a narrow section of the vehicle, outside of the side frame, which is typically the primary energy absorbing structure in frontal crashes, and requires a strong cabin structure. According to a 2009 study by the IIHS, small overlap crashes accounted for nearly 25 percent of frontal crashes resulting in a serious injury or fatality.

In addition to the Acura TL's frontal body structure, the front and side curtain airbags played an instrumental part in protecting the occupant from serious injury. According to the IIHS, "The Acura TL's front and side curtain airbags worked well together to keep the head from coming close to any stiff structures or objects that could cause injury."

Acura is in the process of incorporating the second generation of its Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure. This reinforced front frame structure provides further enhanced frontal crash energy management through a wider range of offset and oblique crashes. The result of such efforts will provide the capability to achieve a GOOD rating in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's (IIHS) new frontal small overlap testing, with new Acura model introductions moving forward.

All models in the current Acura line up utilize the Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure. ACE is an exclusive body design that enhances occupant protection and crash compatibility in frontal crashes. The ACE design utilizes a network of connected structural elements to distribute crash energy more evenly throughout the front of the vehicle. This enhanced frontal crash energy management helps to reduce the forces transferred to the passenger compartment.

Standard safety equipment on all Acura models includes Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with traction control, ABS, dual-stage/multiple-threshold front airbags, front-side airbags, side curtain airbags for all outboard seating positions, front seatbelts with automatic tensioning system and load limiters, Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) and Daytime Running Lights (DRL).

Acura's "Safety Through Innovation" initiative is based on the brand's commitment to leadership in safety— and excellent safety is a paramount element in every new vehicle that Acura builds. The initiative's goal is for all Acura models to provide a high level of safety.
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