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For the second time in history, Acura Canada is offering their customers a new limited edition package which began selling on May 10, 2010 for the 2010 Acura TL. The first time this package was offered was when the TL Type S was given a cosmetic revamping in 2003 with a similar A-spec package. Acura, Honda’s luxury brand, will sell the new TL A-Spec package with a price tag of C$51,290.

The main feature on the new A-Spec package is the Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) which includes all of the features of the TL SH-AWD Technology Package trim. It can be nated to either a 6-speed manual transmission or a 5-speed automatic transmission.

Compared to a standard TL model, the A-Spec package adds: 19-inch alloy wheels with special summer performance tires and full aero kit skirt package with front, side and rear skirts. The front and rear of the car are finished off with a midnight chrome grille and rear piece. The last little bit of flair is the ’A-Spec’ badge and ’A-Spec’ floor mats.

No mention is made to the number of packages that will be made of the Acura TL A-spec, but if they follow the mold created by the Canadian A-spec back in ’03 then they would be offering them in about 800 units.

Press release after the jump.

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Press release

Acura has announced the introduction in Canada of the 2010 Acura TL A-Spec limited edition package, effective May 10, with a Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price of $51,290.

The 2010 Acura TL A-Spec features Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) and includes all of the features of the TL SH-AWD Technology Package trim with either 6-speed manual transmission or 5-speed automatic transmission. The TL A-Spec includes the following unique features:

  • 19-inch alloy wheels with special summer performance tires
  • Full aero kit skirt package; front, side and rear skirts
  • Midnight chrome grille and rear piece
  • ’A-Spec’ badge and ’A-Spec’ floor mats

Acura is the luxury-performance division of Honda Canada Inc. Seven distinct vehicles (CSX, TSX, TL, RL, RDX, MDX and ZDX) are marketed under the Acura brand. The Acura ZDX, MDX and CSX are built at the Honda of Canada Mfg. assembly facility in Alliston, Ontario.

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  (224) posted on 02.16.2012

Great jet black finish! The front design is so cool, the headlights matches the overall design.

  (382) posted on 01.24.2012

Its glossy full black finish gives this car the angst and aggressiveness. However, I could not see anything great about it except its paint. Well, I just hope that its interior could surprise me.

  (399) posted on 12.12.2011

Acura TL A-Spec is definitely a stunning vehicle! Well, sorry to say, but it looks so lousy with its platform design and styling. It seems either that it doesn’t have any special feature that it can offer even a nice engine.

  (398) posted on 12.4.2011

I think it only looks classy or a luxury vehicle on its sleek body paint, but I must say that its front bumper doesn’t really look good at it. Moreover, I wonder if it can offer a nice and impressive interior?

  (372) posted on 10.13.2011

Is it already on the market? If it’s not, when will be the debut and market production of this? I would really love to see this in person coz I’m so impressed with its luxurious appearance. smiley

  (599) posted on 10.5.2011

Nice Acura TL A-Spec, regarding its appearance totally bold and aggressive on its shiny black paint. And I agree to compare to the TL model this one turn to more upgrade and built in a performance wise package.

  (553) posted on 10.4.2011

It’s not so impressive for me. It didn’t have the looks of an expensive and classy appearance just like its other competitor but well, I love the glossy body paint that they used it gives some appeal to it.

  (347) posted on 09.14.2011

The looks of A-spec really had an angst and seems so classy on its glossy black body touch! but how about its speed performance?

  (531) posted on 02.10.2011

Acura has announced the introduction in Canada of the 2010 Acura TL A-Spec limited edition package, effective May 10, with a Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price of $51,290.

  (346) posted on 10.8.2010

what an idiot. We all know what a tropical oasis Canada is year around. Besides... Canadians only drive in the summer, don’t you know anything?

  (159) posted on 09.29.2010

That’s because only Canadians are stupid enough to buy this car. They’re making a killing on using the Honda/Acura branding to push out these f crap on the unsuspecting Canadian-Asian community.

  (515) posted on 08.9.2010

I love the internet, get to see what clowns like cFoo have to say when they speak their mind. Priceless knowing there is a real person behind comments like those.

  (534) posted on 07.27.2010

It seems like just a few cosmetic things.

  (503) posted on 07.14.2010

For me the design looks good plus its main feature the new A-Spec which includes all of the features of the TL SH-AWD Technology Package trim.

  (134) posted on 06.1.2010

Well, I think the price tag of this car is not appropriate with its design, because this ain’t even look attractive. I rather to buy a camaro than this car.

  (503) posted on 05.17.2010

I doubt that. It’s performance are way beyond civic, though they are the same company civic is more on family car with a little tickle of sports car. plus TL has SH-AWD and it can only be found on a super street car like Evo, Subaru, Ford RS WRX and etc.

  (807) posted on 05.16.2010

Looks like an enhanced verions of the honda civic.

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