Spy Photo: 2009 Honda/Acura TL Spied Again

2009 Acura TL Spy Picture Honda's high volume sedan, the Acura TL has again been spied on. This time its the guys from Automotive Traveler who caught TL prototype undergoing hot weather testing at California's Mojave Desert. The photos are much clearer than before and the TL prototype wears less of camo over its bright red colored body.

The Honda/Acura TL spy photo that you see here reveal what has been expected for long now, that is just like Acura's 2009 RL and TSX, the 4th generation TL will also get the triangular wide-tooth front grill. This angular theme is further carried to the rear of the vehicle giving the trunk-lid a cut inverted triangle shape (see photos). Such a bold and aggressive treatment to a high-selling model can be quite a risk.

It's still not known what is under the hood of the upcoming Acura TL but it won't be wrong to hope for the 3.7-liter V6 from the MDX CUV mated to a six speed, manumatic DSG gearbox. Further the 09 model TL is expected to switch from front-wheel drive to the Super-Handling All-Wheel-Drive (SH-AWD) like the one used in Acura RL and RDX. But its quite possible that new TL range will consist of two models, one featuring FWD and the top model TL Type-S getting SH-AWD. And given Honda's emphasis on good fuel economy along with low emissions, TL engine should employ the company's cylinder-deactivation feature that has successfully worked in the new Accord V6.

We'll end our list of possiblities here and will leave you with the spy photo of Acura TL undergoing some tough desert condition testing below.

Source: Automotive Traveler
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