The lead designer for the 2012 Acura TL styling update discusses the front and rear fascia changes. Jon Ikeda (2004 TL designer) makes a cameo appearance at the end of the video to give some of his thoughts as well.

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    • goodfella949
      goodfella949

      @desimunda116 Yes I second that man! my tire's wear out way to fast with this front wheel drive car... but since it's by honda they'll probably keep it front and all wheel drive since they see it as safer.

      about 8 years ago
    • 814gt
      814gt

      Dear Damon, I had 8 honda/acura products and went to Subaru. Can you guys please stop the "keen edge" hard line, angular cold looking cars. Acura use to be a brand that excited people, now it's totally lost all that excitement. RDX looks like a hat on wheels, MDX is perhaps only good looking car and TSX is nice but..blah

      about 8 years ago
    • Reggie Walker
      Reggie Walker

      @mehiael but im pretty sure the japanese had to approve this look or it wouldnt of came out being that acura is made in japan

      about 8 years ago
    • zoomzipper99
      zoomzipper99

      @pochoun33137 I agree.. I own a 2006 and love it.. I drove a 2010 and apart from "looking" bloated.. now it also drives bloated.. I almost felt as if I was in a Chevy

      about 8 years ago
    • pm512
      pm512

      Thank GOD Acura got rid of that horrible front end.

      about 8 years ago
    • jz7
      jz7

      so did Acura do no market research before pushing out the 09-10s?

      about 8 years ago
    • pochoun33137
      pochoun33137

      The 2004-2007 Acura TL was and still is a very beautiful car.

      For some unknown reason the brass at Acura/Honda decided the TL should be very ugly.

      The last generation TL had a very unique, distinctive, and beautiful design that married Italian and Japanese passion (its that pretty lol).

      The current version just looks bloated and confusing.

      Hopefully they'll bring back the last generation's design elements next time around.

      about 8 years ago
    • George Knighton
      George Knighton

      This was a little more detailed and complicated a refresh than some of us expected, and it probably cost them a little more money than the typical refresh. They did what people said they wanted, making it a little less controversial and more luxury-class-looking. For whatever one stupid old man's opinion is worth, however, I thought the old look was fine. I care more how a car makes me feel, and its long term life and reliability, and care a little less about what it looks like. :-)

      about 8 years ago
    • xoquixxoqafxo
      xoquixxoqafxo

      what annoys me is they got rid of the quad outlets!

      about 8 years ago
    • xoquixxoqafxo
      xoquixxoqafxo

      you know I wasn't sure about the refresh when i saw the pictures, but it looks really good in this video, I know I will love the new look when i see it in person. I just wish Acura brought back the type S!

      about 8 years ago