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Acura adds more safety tech to RLX for 2016

The 2016 RLX offers more tech for the same price.

Acura has announced an updated version of its flagship RLX sedan for the 2016 model year. The gas-powered 2016 RLX is available for order now, with the hybrid version of the four-door slated to hit showrooms later in the spring.

The most notable change for the 2016 RLX is the addition of Acura's AcuraWatch safety suite. Depending on trim level, AcuraWatch will provide drivers with the added safety of Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow, Collision Mitigation Braking, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Road Departure Mitigation, Blind Spot Information and Cross Traffic Monitor.

2016 Acura RLX models equipped with the Advance package will also boast Acura's latest Surround View Camera3. Similar to Infiniti's Around View Monitor, Surround View uses four cameras to provide a bird's eye view of the surrounding area. The technology is ideally suited for navigating tight parking spots.

In order to improve ride quality and cut down on harshness, all 2016 RLX models will come fitted with an updated suspension system that includes revised spring rates, softer stabilizer bars and new shock absorbers.

The 2016 RLX doesn't receive any styling tweaks, but a new Acura Silver Metallic paint color is being added to the sedan's option list.

Pricing for the 2016 Acura RLX remains unchanged at $50,950. The RLX Hybrid carries a starting price of $60,450.

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